It was really quick and easy (in spite of Little Miss demanding to sit on my lap while I was sewing it...there is so much I can do when she is awake!), so let me share it with you in 10 easy steps.
***August 2013 update! You may want to check my updated version of the tutorial here before you start, and then decide which version suits you the most***
- Old small bath towel
- Cotton fabric
- A 3cm stripe of Velcro
- a doll / teddy to put it on (please note: Little Miss' doll is long 26 cm head to toe and has a 22 cm waistline, if your doll / teddy is bigger / smaller you'll need to scale the measurements given to suit)
Fold the towel in two as illustrated and cut the shape drawn through the layers .
Shorten the flaps on one side only, cutting off 3.5cm from each flap.
Place the towel nappy on the wrong side of the cotton fabric, and cut the fabric all around following the towel shape and allowing 2 cm for the seam .
Reduce the seam bulk by cutting a few notches in the curve. Repeat on the other side.
Lay the doll on the open nappy, towel face up, with the long flaps behind the doll's back. Secure the nappy to the doll with the Velcro.
|I'm quite proud on how the nappy has a perfect bum fit!|
That's it! When I presented Little Miss with the nappy and asked her: "Do you like it?", she was so happy and screamed: "Ti piace!" which is translated literally: "You like it!". Well, we get the meaning...