Cloth Baby Doll Diaper Tutorial

I have had several requests for a cloth baby doll diaper tutorial.  These were the diapers that I recently made for my daughter’s friend Ava’s 2nd birthday.  So ask, and ye shall receive!!

The diapers were incredibly simple to make, so if you are just a beginner sewer, go ahead and give these a whirl – you will definitely be able to handle this project.  If you have a little girl (or boy) in your life, these would make a perfect Christmas gift!!

I used the cloth diaper template from Skip to my Lou ( ), but then just did things a little differently to make them adjustable.  Here is the link to the Skip to my Lou template:

Fabric (yardage depends on how many diapers you plan to make – 1 yard of each would make plenty of diapers)
-Outer fabric: Snuggle Flannel
-Inner fabric:  Fleece
Skip to my Lou pdf template
Matching Thread
Sewing Machine
Straight Pins

Print out baby doll diaper pattern (pdf link above).  Pin pattern on fold of fabric.  Cut 2 diapers (one from the outer fabric and one from the inner).

Pin the two pieces of fabric (right sides together) and stitch (1/2″ seam allowance) almost all the way around, but leaving about a 2″ opening.  Turn diaper right side out (through the 2″ opening) and press with an iron.

Then top-stitch (meaning stitch around entire diaper 1/4″ from the edge).  This will close the 2″ gap you left open that was needed to turn the diaper inside out.  Press with iron again after top-stitching.

Pin velcro in place.  Use a long strip of velcro (the rough part) across the front of the diaper (on the flannel side).  The long strip of velcro will allow these doll diapers to be adjustable to fit many different sized baby dolls.  Pin two small squares of velcro (the soft part – one on each side) for the tabs (on the fleece side).  Stitch all velcro in place (1/4″ seam allowance).

Now your diapers are complete!!  Wasn’t that simple?  I made these diapers in about an hour and you can too!

Then get out your baby doll and make sure they are a good fit – we had to try Miss Ava’s baby doll diapers out on Elmo.
Yep, a perfect fit!!

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  2. Cute and what a great idea for a gift. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Elmo is always such a good sport!!! Love it!

  4. thanks for the idea. My nieces would love some of these for their ‘babies’! I’m your newest follower! I found you on a soft place to land.

  5. Thanks so much! I am expecting my fourth child next month, and planning to give the three older ones each a new baby doll so they can “help” take care of babies too. My 2 1/2 year old son insists that baby dolls should have diapers, and I didn’t know how to make any for him. Now I can. Thanks!

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  7. Thanks for this tutorial. I’ve made doll diapers before but they weren’t fitted. This is a great idea to make fitted ones.

    You probably have a reason that I don’t know about for putting the rough velcro upward and the soft velcro on the tabs. But — that rough velcro is really rough on little hands and scratches them. I’ve always put the smooth velcro upward and the rough on the tabs. That way it’s not exposed and won’t hurt.

    Love your website!

  8. If you put the soft part of the Velcro as the long piece across the front rather than the prickly part, it will stop dolly’s diaper from sticking to clothes, carpets and blankets. Obviously you will need to use the prickly part of the Velcro for the small tabs. 🙂


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