I get a lot of hits on this lame little blog from people searching “how to applique a prefold”. I figure it’s gotta be disappointing to get here and discover I don’t give any answers to that question. So, let’s remedy that now.
10. Cut out your fabric. Diaper or burp rag, you’re going to want something that will absorb. Your basic cotton woven fabric will work, but isn’t your best chioce. Especially if you are doing a diaper, you’ll want something softer and more absorbant. Flannel and bamboo are good choices. Flannel will pill, but is easier to come by and you have more print choices, also cheaper. Avoid microfiber for a diaper. Microfiber absorbs like nobody’s business, but it will also irritate the baby’s skin, as it actually pulls moisture *out* of the skin. Fleece is okay and will keep moisture off the baby’s bum, but will make things bulkier than they need to be. Also the pilling. Oh, the pilling!
13. Admire your work, you little seamstress, you. You just made your diaper stash that much more fun. And believe me, all you non cloth diaperers, diapers can be fun. No, really.
**Practice on scrap fabric. Seriously, do this. Picking out stitches from a prefold = lots of swearing and pulled fabric. Trust me on this, really. Make sure you like the stitch, that you can control the speed of your machine, and that your stitch lengths are good, all that stuff. Also, practice some turns, unless you’re going to be doing all straight edges. pansy.