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How to Sew Fancy Ruffled Diaper Covers

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Author Tie Dye Diva
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Sew these adorable ruffled diaper covers in SIX sizes from a true newborn size (perfect for coming home or newborn portraits!) through 18-24 months. Step-by-step photographed instructions show you exactly how to sew the diaper cover so the ruffles are built right into the diaper cover, not merely stitched to the surface. The design also ensures no elastic touches baby's skin. You'll love the professional result and will be layering this under dresses, with onesies and tops for all occasions, baby gifts, portraits and more!

You do NOT need a serger to make this diaper cover. I give complete instructions for both serger and regular sewing machine.

21 pages of photos, instructions and professional, computer-drafted printable pattern pieces.

by M. Suarez
on June 6th, 2017

I really love this pattern. Easy and fast to sew. I made a lot for my grandd. Thanks!!

by Keen, Narelle
on April 19th, 2016


by D. Shull
on July 24th, 2015

A very good pattern, love it. I will use it over and over and over! Thank you

by l. preston
on March 10th, 2014

this pattern is perfect! took the guess work out for the perfect ruffled but diaper cover! love it and I have made several different ones and I love it! my grandbaby looks too cute in these! thanks for the great pattern and even easier too understand instructions!!!!!

by Reeves, Yvonne
on February 26th, 2014

Great pattern, quick and easy. I made these for my first pattern is a winner!

by Alexander, Carrie
on January 9th, 2014

Cute and easy, what more could you ask for?

by voyles, kristina
on December 29th, 2013

VERY easy to follow, super cute. Love this!

by Ward, Paige
on November 29th, 2013

I love how this turned out! I will definitely be making more.

by Clark, Carol
on September 17th, 2013

Loved it so easy and cute to boot

by cindy ;)
on September 16th, 2013

THis is one of my favorite patterns i simplyjust love it.

by Bugg, Wilma
on August 30th, 2013

I love this pattern. The pattern was very well written and easy to follow, the pictures in the instructions were helpful. I made 4 pair of covers to match 2 reversible open back dresses. I will be using this pattern to make many more. I loved using my serger to make the rolled hem on the ruffles. These went together from start (including cutting out) to finish in less than an hour.

by Gingerich, Jodie
on August 20th, 2013

Turned out adorable. Agree with another reviewer, the legs were a little harder than I expected. Great gift idea.

by C. Gandy
on July 25th, 2013

Great pattern. Easy to follow. If using a serger just make sure to alter how you make a bit.

by Kranz, Vicki
on July 11th, 2013

A fun and easy pattern

by B. Lamoreau
on June 21st, 2013

Another great pattern from the Tie Dye Diva! Due to my own error, my serger ate the first pair I made as I was adding the third careful when serging! Also, I discovered that you can make a sweet no-ruffle diaper cover simply by cutting off three inches at the top of the "back" pattern piece, skipping the instructions related to the ruffles (pages 3-7), and proceeding on page 8 with putting the diaper cover together. No need to buy a separate pattern.

by Cortsthings
on June 20th, 2013

Great pattern and very easy to follow!

by R. Newport
on May 23rd, 2013

love this pattern

by M. Russell
on May 19th, 2013

Great pattern and perfect directions.

by Zz
on May 16th, 2013

These were so much fun to sew. I made them using scraps from dresses I had sewn, making complete outfits. So easy to use this pattern I've probably make 50 pair as gifts.

by Shymanik, Marianne
on May 11th, 2013

I love this pattern. The fit is great - I make this pattern for other dresses I make for babies - I think all little dresses need diaper covers under them.

by C. Samec
on May 10th, 2013

I absolutely LOVE this pattern! I was able to whip up the cutest little diaper cover for a newborn photo shoot! It was totally impromptu, and it worked! I will definitely be using this pattern, again and again.

by Smoochy Moosey
on May 1st, 2013

Really cute and came out adorable. Only wish there was instructions to put the ruffle on the top as well as sewn in. I need to make another pair where they want them on top and not in a guess I will figure it out for myself.

by Sew Savage
on April 13th, 2013

love this pattern, really well written and has the most finished details and results, out of three similar patterns purchased. will be making lots of these.

by Pressnell, Korie
on April 7th, 2013

So adorable! People love to receive these as baby gifts.

by Stitches & Bows
on April 1st, 2013

Can't wait to make this!!

by Cummings, Barbara
on March 31st, 2013

I love how easy these are to make ! I really had fun mixing up my prints and being "creative"! Thanks again for such a versatile pattern.

by Robinson, Paula
on March 25th, 2013

This is a very good pattern - very easy to follow. The bloomers turned out so cute. Even used the pattern without the ruffles for little boys.

on March 18th, 2013

easy great pattern

by R. Brumfield
on March 17th, 2013

Easy to follow, I will be ordering again!

by N. Lubbers
on March 13th, 2013

This is so adorable. Love it!!! Will definately make this one again.

by Crumpton, Rosa
on March 4th, 2013

Such a cute pattern! Great fit as well.

by V. Smith
on February 22nd, 2013

I have made this pattern twice so far. It's sooo cute. And if you pair it with the Sweet Pea dress, it's a winner. Also paired it with Sophia's Open Back Ruffled Dress for my older granddaughter and it was adorable.

by vmitch
on February 14th, 2013

very easy to follow instruction

by Freeman, Ines
on February 7th, 2013

make theses all the time as a gift

by Adams, Jill
on February 5th, 2013

Easy pattern to follow. Loved it.

by K. Mansell
on February 4th, 2013

I struggled with another pattern to try and make anything like the picture and it didn't work. With this pattern it was so easy to follow even for a very beginner like me!! Thanks you so much they are so cute and I'm slightly addicted now ;)

by Levene, Diane
on January 4th, 2013

Cute pattern and I like how it turned out. I had a little trouble understanding how to do the legs but I figured it out.

by Stipe, Kathy
on December 26th, 2012

Made several of these for my great niece. Saves her mom money as she doesn't have to buy diaper covers any longer.

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012

love it

by Lawrence, April
on November 21st, 2012

Easy to do, but looks complicated. Great fit, except my girl's fat thighs are too big, easy fix.

by Nichols, Lani
on November 8th, 2012


by Deb
on October 18th, 2012

These are the cutest diaper covers ever! Easy to understand instructions! Beautiful <3

by Byers, April
on September 29th, 2012

Tie Dye Diva is one of my favorite pattern makers. I love this pattern. Easy to follow directions. Beautiful results!

by Owens, Wendi
on September 11th, 2012

I get so many compliments and ohhs & ahhs when I give this as a gift along with a short dress.

by Law, Debra
on September 10th, 2012

These little bloomers are going to look SO adorable with the Pat-A-Cake dress!

by countri_sarah
on August 20th, 2012

Never thought I could sew ruffles, this pattern takes all the anxitey out of it.

by burkard, barbara
on August 15th, 2012

fun little ruffley addititon to many patterns!

by Heidrich, Judith
on August 14th, 2012

Great pattern! Easy instructions & great pictures. Very easy pattern to follow & the results are great!

by Roberson, Diana
on August 14th, 2012

Love these little ruffle bloomers. They are quick and adorable.

by Hailes, Monica
on August 8th, 2012

Absolutely adorable.
Excellent pattern instructions and presentation.
Very happy customer!!

by Rogers, Emily
on August 3rd, 2012

I love this pattern. They make the cutest diaper covers. My daughter looks adorable in her's!

by KathyP
on August 1st, 2012

I made several of these for gifts for baby showers. They were a hit. Easy to follow patterns, simple to make.

by Frase, Maria
on July 25th, 2012

Best pattern out there for ruffled bottoms!!!! Love it!!!!

by Flirty Bird Boutique
on July 17th, 2012

Great pattern. Super easy to follow and great pictures! Thank you!

by Sarah W
on July 16th, 2012

Great pattern very easy to make!

by Pitre, Christy
on July 2nd, 2012

Great pattern!! So cute!! Easy to make!!

by Wright, Vaughn
on June 28th, 2012

Just LOVE this pattern. I make it all the time for my DGD with her little dresses and tops!!!

by Just For You_bypj
on June 26th, 2012

It looks like it would be complicated, but it's not!! Too cute and so much fun!!

by Thompson, Janice
on June 26th, 2012

super easy to follow pattern! End result is beautiful. Many thanks :)

by Thortnon, Mary
on June 18th, 2012

Super easy to put together. Great pattern

by tammy annichiarico
on June 16th, 2012

Super Cute and Super easy to make!

by Gunn, Kristin
on June 15th, 2012

One of my favorites! This little ruffled diaper cover is so easy and so adorable! I love to pair this pattern with Little Lizard King's pinafore. Get so many compliments with this pattern. The end result is a great fit! Doesn't take much fabric to make.

by Walerius, Carol Ann
on May 20th, 2012

these are so much fun

by Rmenda
on April 30th, 2012

I bought another ruffle diaper cover pattern from someone else and had problems with it.. I bought this and I CONTINUE to USE it and LOVE IT !!

easy to understand and make ! and makes adorable ruffle diaper covers.

by MLB
on April 25th, 2012

LOVE this pattern! The fact that the ruffles are part of the bottom and not just attached gives it a much more polished look.

by Schlachter, Amy
on April 17th, 2012

Great pattern. A little difficult to get the legs sewn without wrinkles, but I use this pattern all the time.

by knotts, robin
on April 3rd, 2012

I only have little snippets of time right now to work on this but I've been putting this diaper cover together recently - it's going together very easily - the pattern and directions are fantastic!

by Byrge, Lucy
on March 24th, 2012

I purchased this pattern last week and I LOVE it! These are THE cutest little ruffle diaper covers - EVER. The pattern is great and easy to follow. I did have a bit of a stuggle with those tiny little leg holes (i made the 0-3 month size), but it was so well worth it. Thanks for such an adorable easy to follow little pattern. I am sure I will be making many more.

by Eader, Christin
on March 22nd, 2012

LOVE this diaper cover! The directions are SO easy and the result is super cute!!

by Mathias, Sheilah
on March 16th, 2012

ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE PATTERNS! It is fabulous! Everyone should have this one in their pattern file!

by Bella
on March 14th, 2012

Gorgeous.Great pattern.Nice pictures..Thanks..

by Caswell, Lacey
on March 9th, 2012

My favorite thing to make! Easy pattern!

by Brown, Christie
on February 25th, 2012

Another AWESOME pattern from TDD! Very easy to follow and the outcome was ADORABLE!!!!

by Sue Meehan
on February 22nd, 2012

I made the ruffled diaper cover along with the Pat-a-cake dress last week, and they turned out so great that I made another set of both in the next size up! Mailed them off a few days ago and am anxiously waiting to see my stunning little granddaughter in them! Thanks for the pattern!

by dockerty, rebecca
on February 17th, 2012

super cute, super easy for a new sewer!

by perry, misty
on February 17th, 2012

These are so cute I lov tham and theyare easy to make!

by Johnson, Amy
on February 16th, 2012

So cute! Easy to follow instructions. I'm a beginner and found them easy to follow.

by Nonna
on February 6th, 2012

I have made several pairs of these ruffled diaper covers. My new granddaughter looked adorable in her newborn picture wearing a pair made of pink gingham. I found this a very easy pattern to make. I don't think I personally would want to make this without a serger with a rolled hem attachment because I hate making narrow hems.

by cromley, devon
on January 28th, 2012


by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 18th, 2012

made these for a baby shower gift, they were a hit. Great little pattern.

by Mitchell, Lynn
on January 11th, 2012

love it

by hippler, teresa
on January 9th, 2012

cute. this is my favorite pattern

by Wallman, Kerry
on January 8th, 2012

Well written, and fits great!

by Hill, Jessica
on January 5th, 2012

Very easy to follow and great results!!

by JanieP21
on January 5th, 2012

Great pattern. I've made a few of these as gifts for new babies and they are well received.

Fantastic instructions and true fit with the pattern.

Thank you.

by Noelia Corona-Terry
on January 4th, 2012

Easy instructions to follow and great pattern for all levels of sewers.

by Melissa Normandin
on August 1st, 2001

These are great and too cute! Can be worn with dresses, onsies, tanks, and/or t-shirts! So girly! Easy to make! Will be making more even though baby girl isn't due till Dec! Love it! Thank you!

by Tina Perry
on August 1st, 2001

great pattern, to make it slightly easier I put the elastic in before joining side seams though :)

by teresa seaman
on August 1st, 2001

Great pattern..quick to sew...thanks

by Liz Green
on August 1st, 2001

Absolutely gorgeous! Very easy to follow and stunning results!!!

by tori bacon
on August 1st, 2001

Love this pattern!!! I have purchased many from this site and I must say this is one of my favorite!!! Simple, clear and beautiful results. Thank you!

by Karen Conwell
on August 1st, 2001

I love This pattern. Much better than the rest. The fit is superb! and directions easy enough for a beginner. I made this pattern in conjunction with the Pat-a-cake dress pattern. Both are a must have for spring and summer.


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• 1/2 yard cotton quilting fabric for main diaper cover; 1/4 yard for each of 3 ruffles
• 1 yard single fold bias tape
• 2/3 yard 1/4” elastic
• 2/3 yard 3/8” elastic
• Regular 8.5” x 11” printer paper and a printer
• Standard sewing equipment and supplies: sewing machine, scissors, pins, thread, etc.