samantha liz

Oldies are Goodies, But Freebies are Oh So Sweet!

If you’ve been watching me for awhile (stalker) you’ve seen the tighty whitey hipsters before ;)

Debuting here in March of ’06:

It’s been a bit tweaked since then, but the overall look is the same ;) (BTW, the star goes on the booty) Well, if you have seen them and thought; “Wow, I really want to make my own!” then here’s your chance.

There is just one size on here, just set your printer to the % associated with the size you’d like and tape printed edge to edge ;) (if you are a hook and loop gal, use 2″ on the larger sizes and 1.5″ on sizes small down, just cut to the width, not the height) Should work out just peachy.
http://www.samanthaliz.com/tightywhiteyhipsters.pdf

And, since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is your 23,000 word professional guide ;)
Tighty Whitey Hipsters Instructions

27 Comments on Oldies are Goodies, But Freebies are Oh So Sweet!

  1. Alissa
    November 24, 2008 at 11:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi there,
    I asked this over on DSD but I’m not sure if you checked the thread or not. First of all, thank you so much for making this pattern available! I can’t wait to try it. I was wondering if you used Warm & Natural batting for the soaker? That’s what it looked like in the picture, but it’s hard to tell.
    Thanks!
    Alissa

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  2. littlecomettails
    November 24, 2008 at 11:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Yup Alissa,

    It’s Warm & Natural batting :) It’s my newest addiction for inner soaker layers!

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  3. Alissa
    November 25, 2008 at 8:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh, great! I love that stuff but was never sure if it was suitable for diapers. :) Thanks again!

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  4. Molly
    December 6, 2008 at 3:39 am (6 years ago)

    I am new to this cloth diapering thing, but these look really cute! Do they have any waterproof material in them? Could you add it? If so, where? Thanks!

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    • littlecomettails
      December 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm (6 years ago)

      Waterproof material like PUL or fleece can be added as the outer layer ;)

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  5. Veronica
    December 13, 2008 at 9:05 pm (6 years ago)

    how many layers of warm & natural did you use? and should I wash it first?

    i have some scraps lying around from a quilt i made and thought they’d be perfect for the newborn size.

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    • littlecomettails
      December 14, 2008 at 11:19 pm (6 years ago)

      I have a light wetter/ec’er so I use about 3-4 I would suggest more like 5-6 for regular wetters. No need to pre-wash!

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  6. mivymom
    January 24, 2009 at 5:16 am (6 years ago)

    Hi there
    Thanks for putting this pattern online. I am wondering how this diaper fits (other than the snaps on front flap vs back flap) in comparison to the little half moon pattern? Also, what is Warm and Natural batting?? thanks a lot!

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    • littlecomettails
      February 6, 2009 at 6:25 pm (5 years ago)

      It’s a hip snapping, vs a side snapping diaper, meaning that there is less overlap in the parts where it fastens. Front and side snapping diapers tend to be more T shaped, whereas a hip snapping is more of an I shape (think serif font!). The Little Half Moon Diaper pattern is trimmer through the front and curvier out back. This is more of a regular balanced diaper, average fit. Warm and Natural batting is a brand name material that you use for the insides of quilts. Being 100% cotton, it’s absorbant and trim, and being a non woven, you don’t need to worry about finishing the edges as not to fray, http://www.warmcompany.com/wnpage.html.

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  7. ...t.
    February 20, 2009 at 12:46 am (5 years ago)

    OOH! Now not only am I excited about sewing my first diapers (this and the TWH…wish me luck!) but I found out about Warm and Natural too. SWEET! Thanks!

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  8. Elaine
    April 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi,

    This looks like a great pattern and I can’t wait to try it! I had one quick question; how do you know how much elastic to cut? I can see by the picture that it is stretched to fit, but how do I know how much stretch it should have?

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    • littlecomettails
      April 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm (5 years ago)

      I don’t cut the elastic untill after I sew it on. I stretch to the max while sewing, secure at the end and then cut ;)

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  9. Andrea
    June 20, 2009 at 8:06 am (5 years ago)

    so cute! I don’t have a snap press. Think I could use velcro ?

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  10. khris76
    June 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

    thanks for your pattern. I made one of these for my daughter, it’s so cute. tahnks for sharing.

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  11. Amber Gordon
    October 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for this! I’ve been giving up hope on one to fit my kid lol

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  12. Percilla
    July 22, 2010 at 10:39 am (4 years ago)

    Is seam allowance already added in this pattern? or would you add seam allowance while cutting? I tried making one today and failed miserably!

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    • littlecomettails
      October 6, 2010 at 9:01 am (4 years ago)

      Seam allowance is included for T&T ;) Make sure you are cutting on the right line for your layer! :)

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  13. Heather
    September 2, 2010 at 9:44 am (4 years ago)

    Quick question on the TWHH pattern! I was reading over how you put the PUL to the inside on the AIO so we can show off our cute prints, and was wondering 1) if that technique will work with the TW and 2) if the PUL film will work for that or should the actual PUL fabric be used? Thanks so much for all the great info on your site!

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    • littlecomettails
      October 6, 2010 at 8:57 am (4 years ago)

      The technique will work well on the TWH pattern :) I use just plain old PUL ;)

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  14. Emily
    January 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I was wondering what the suggested weights for each size are? I really want to try this but would like to make the right size the first time around. Thank you!

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    • littlecomettails
      January 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm (4 years ago)

      Approximate Sizing:
      Preemie – Up to 6lbs
      Newborn – 7-14 lbs
      Small – 12-22 lbs
      Medium – 18-28 lbs
      Large – 24-40 lbs
      Extra Large – 35+ lbs

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  15. Stefani
    February 22, 2011 at 7:50 am (3 years ago)

    Oh my! Thank you Thank you thank you! My lil girl is just outgrowing her dappi pants and I wanted some cute covers but . . .money is tight and I think home ec was the last time I sewed! I got out that sewing machine instr. book and kept up the pic link and wow! First try got an amazing diaper!!! I can’t wait to get some real material (not t-shirts and towels that I practiced on) and make some covers now that i know I can!

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  16. Jenn
    July 14, 2011 at 10:19 am (3 years ago)

    I’m in the process of making some trainers for my son. Would these work for that or is it necessray to have a waterproof outer?

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    • littlecomettails
      July 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm (3 years ago)

      Totally optional to make a waterproof outer. :)

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  17. Ashleigh
    November 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this pattern! I’ve only made one diaper so far, but it fits so trimly that I can’t wait to make a billion more!

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