Monday, January 7, 2013

CRAFT: Doll Diapers (Basic)

Whew, it's 2013! Is anyone else as exhausted as I am? It's a new, fresh year, but I'm finding myself dragging my feet still and trying to recover from the last one. With the passing of Christmas each year, I always find myself feeling bittersweet about it all. I'm worn out from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but I also look forward to having my routine back, no matter hard it might be to get back into that routine. Shannon and I enjoyed our little blog vacation (thanks for hanging with us as we took a little break to recharge and spend time with family) and now we're ready to hit the ground running. 

So, let's talk about butts, shall we?

My daughter has quite a few stuffed animals and dolls laying around, and she really loves to diaper them. Side note: do you know how hard it is to diaper a stuffed monkey? That tail just does NOT fit well in a tiny doll diaper. Since Christmas just ended, I'm guessing many of your kids got quite a few dolls and stuffed animals that might be in need of some less expensive diapers, so I whipped out some felt and velcro and came up with a few simple no-sew diapers.

SUPPLIES: my free basic diaper pattern found here (this diaper pattern fits medium-size dolls such as Cabbage Patch dolls),  felt squares, velcro, hot glue gun and glue, scissors.

    ONE: first fold your felt square in half and place your printed pattern on top. Trace around the pattern with invisible marker and cut out.
    TWO: cut your velcro into small squares and hot glue to your diaper as shown in #3 (make sure your "hook" portion of velcro is on the inside of your diaper and the "loop" pieces should be on the front.)
    THREE: now velcro the two pieces together and you have a finished felt diaper! Easy right? I made a whole stack of them in about 30 minutes.

    The pattern is sized for medium stuffed animals and dolls, but I'm sure you could adjust the size easily. I used felt so that I didn't have to bother with sewing exposed edges or anything like that, but cute patterned fabric diapers would be fun too!

    Haley loves changing her stuffed monkey's diapers now, and now all of the sudden other stuffed animals and dolls have decided they need diapers as well. Good thing I made a stack!

    P.S., we're over at Prudent Baby today sharing the tutorial for the knight's tunic I made for Connor. I'd love it if you came and said hi!

    Check out our link party page to see where we link up each week!


    1. I just adore this! My little one is cloth diapered and I think she'll love this since it looks similar. And all the fun bright colors!

    2. those are adorable! my daughter looooves changing her baby's diaper. can't wait to whip some up!

    3. I love this so much! I use cloth diapers too, and my little one is going to love having matching diapers for her dollies! Thanks for the tutorial!

    4. My little cousins would love these for their American Girl dolls! Thanks for sharing.

    5. Those are sooo cute! I woulda loved a pink one of those for my baby doll ;)


    6. These are super cute! I think my girls need a whole stack, too.

    7. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!

    8. love. love. love. Pease consider sharing at Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up! I am heading over to check out the knight's tunic.. I made one a few months ago from a wool sweater!

    9. What a great thrifty project! My daughter is into the diapering thing and I should really make more vs. handing her back the one she just took off and telling her it's a clean/new one! I would love for you to come link up at my weekly linky party Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. I'm working with a couple of bigger bloggers to feature great projects, so I'm hoping to bring fabulous exposure for participants!

    10. this is the cutest! My daughter totally went thru the "diaper everything in site phase" - I dug so many "poopy diapers" out of the trash :)

    11. I love this. My daughter has so many dolls and I have a collection of felt. A perfect match.

    12. How cute! I can't believe how simple these are to make (no sew!!! Whooo-hoo!) Thanks for sharing.

    13. This is so cute! I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @

    14. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

      If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

    15. This reminds me of the good old days, my very first sewing project is a doll diaper and later on I started making doll dresses from excess dressmaking fabrics thanks to my mom who had been a great teacher.


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