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
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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:
- No Fold Diaper Insert Sewing Pattern by Mama Can Do It
- Prefold Diaper Pattern on the We Have Kids blog
- Diaper Cover with Gussets pattern on the Crazy Wonderful Life blog
- Fitted Diaper Sewing Tutorial by Dianna (warning, this is from 200s and is on Live Journal blog, so the quality may not be what you’re used to in 2024 but the tutorial is supposed to be solid)
- Free Wool Soaker pattern By Katrina (again, this is from 2007 and is on a Blogger Website, so the quality may not be what you’re used to in 2024)
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:
- Fitted Diaper Pattern by Mama Can Do It
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:
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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:
- No-sew cloth diaper liner tutorial
- No-sew t-shirt fitted diaper tutorial
- Prefold diaper tutorial
- Prefold diaper to fitted diaper sewing tutorial