Sewing Patterns for Cloth Diapers


Are you interested in sewing cloth diapers?

Making your own cloth diapers will not only save money, but in the end, you’ll have the perfect diaper because you’ve chosen every detail yourself!

From the type of diaper you make, to the materials you choose to the decision to use Velcro or snaps, every choice will be your own.

But of course, the first step is to find some patterns and instructions, which is what I have gathered here for you, so keep scrolling.

Free Cloth Diaper Sewing Patterns

Cathy’s Free All-in-One and Pocket Cloth Diaper Patterns (Sized Diapers)

A big thank you to Cathy Antoniou, a long-time cloth diaper community member who created the following free cloth diaper patterns for the Cloth Diapers for Beginners community.

Cathy has also created some step-by-step instructions and tutorials for sewing cloth diapers for us as well. You can find all of our tutorials and cloth diaper sewing advice on our How to Make Cloth Diapers page here.

These PDF projector patterns can be used to sew all-in-one (AIO) or pocket-style cloth diapers. In the pattern, you’ll see the single pocket opening marked at the top.

If you choose to make an AIO diaper just ignore this marking, but if you choose to create a pocket diaper just create an opening seam there and do not sew the soaker to the absorbent layer.

Newborn Pocket/AIO Cloth Diaper Pattern

Approx. Fit: Birth to 12 lbs

Size Small Pocket/AIO Cloth Diaper Pattern

Approx. Fit: 8-16 lbs

Size Medium Pocket/AIO Diaper Pattern

Approx. Fit: 15-22 lbs

Size Large Pocket/AIO Diaper Pattern

Approx. Fit: 22-30 lbs

Size X-Large Pocket/AIO Diaper Pattern

Approx. Fit: 30+ lbs

More Free Cloth Diaper Patterns

If you’re looking for more free diaper patterns, the internet is full of them if you’re Googling skills are strong.

Here are some quick links to a few I’ve found:

Cloth Diaper Sewing Patterns for Sale

While all the other patterns on this page are free, if none of them meet your needs, there are many cloth diaper patterns you can purchase online as well. Here are a few more links:

And of course, don’t forget to search ‘cloth diaper pattern’ on Etsy.

Cloth Diaper Pattern Books

In addition to online patterns, there are a couple of Amazon paper books you can get that have patterns and instructions for sewing one-size diapers. Here are the links:

  1. How To Make (All-In-One, One-Size-Fits-Most) Cloth Diapers: A step-by-step photo guide
  2. How To Make (All-In-One, One-Size-Fits-Most) Cloth Diapers: A step-by-step photo guide
    $4.99
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    09/28/2022 07:45 pm GMT
  3. Making Baby Cloth Diapers: Smart Way To Make All-In-One, One-Size-Fits-Most Cloth Diapers In No Time
  4. Making Baby Cloth Diapers: Smart Way To Make All-In-One, One-Size-Fits-Most Cloth Diapers In No Time
    $10.99
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    09/28/2022 07:55 pm GMT

Free Pattern-less Cloth Diaper Tutorials

While using a sewing pattern for cloth diapers is necessary for some styles, there are some free DIY cloth diaper tutorials that don’t require cloth diaper patterns (some don’t even require a sewing machine!).

Here are some quick links:

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