My “baby” is 11 years old and while raising a preteen can be a challenge, I remember what a challenge it was when she was born. She is my first and only child so I had no idea what I was doing and felt a little in the dark like most first time parents tend to feel.
When I look back, there are so many things I wish I had done when she was little and one of them was given cloth diapering more of a chance. I like the idea of it being better for the environment and who can turn down all the cute cloth pattern options out there? Cloth diapering is quite an investment if you have to buy them, but once you see how easy they are to make, you are going to be excited to do it yourself! Here are 10 great patterns to get you started.
10 Free Cloth Diaper Patterns
For a basic design that has gathers at the legs, this tutorial on how to sew your own cloth diapers from Dream Crafter is great. She includes links for patterns on her Etsy shop, but this tutorial and basic pattern is free!
This pattern has an adorable name and it is easy to follow with this pattern and tutorial. Check out Rita's Rump Pocket pattern from Handmade by Rita for more info!
If you are a little more advanced at sewing and are looking for a pattern with gussets on the sides to offer extra leakage protection, this Diaper Cover with Gussets by Crazy Wonderful Life is right up your alley!
I love a good tutorial for beginners and this one is great. “Sewing a Fitted Diaper ” tutorial by The Nappy Network is great for people like me who need it really spelled out for us and are just beginning.
Most cloth diapers need a little bit of added help for overnight wear and long wear of the diaper itself. This Original OS Fitted Contour Soaker Pattern by Rocket Bottoms is free and perfect for this!
This All-In-One Diaper pattern by Celtic Cloths is for beginners through advanced sewing skill and even includes a link to a very nice tutorial for visual purposes.
What would a cute cloth diaper be without a cute diaper cover? Get the Perfect Diaper Cover by MADE in 4 sizes; newborn through 24 months!
Summer is here and what would a round up of diaper patterns be without including one for a swim diaper? This Waterproof Pocket Diaper pattern by Fralda Malda is perfect for your little one's trips to the beach or pool this summer!
There is a reason old fashioned cloth diapers are still popular today. They are easy to make by any one's skill level! Check out this great tutorial and pattern for a Pre-fold Diaper by Smart Mama Diapers.
They are only newborns for a little while, but this Newborn Pocket Diaper Pattern by Erickson & Co. will be perfect for this limited sweet time with your baby.
Do you use cloth diaper or plan to?