Wife, Mummy, Nurse: No Sew T-Shirt Flat Diaper

13 May 2015

No Sew T-Shirt Flat Diaper

Confession: I sometimes have great ideas about making various upcycled crafts, but I've had a stack of t-shirts in our entry way closet. But this challenge, I dug out the closet and found a shirt that I was willing to make into a flat diaper. I decided to make a no sew t-shirt diaper. Who wants to get out the sewing machine just to sew an over lock stitch around two squares.

Before: It is already tie dyed!

Cut the sides of the t-shirt. Cut off the arms. The t-shirt will be in a rectangle (well somewhat). 

If you're a perfectionist, like me, get out a rotary cutter and straighten the edges. 

The shirt I had was only a large-which is able to produce ONE diaper.
One side was not absorbent enough-one side was used as a booster 
and the other side was folded to snap on my baby.

In the future, I plan on using an XL or XXL t-shirt. 

Have you upcycled t-shirts into diapers? How did it go?


  1. Seems like a nice way to reuse old cotton t-shirts from events long passed. I have a ton of these type of t-shirts laying around that could go to this use. None would make a diaper as pretty as that tie-dyed one though :)

  2. I never really thought about doing this before, very interesting! I have a ton of old t-shirts.

  3. Great idea, I could do that for my baby girl! And best part for me is that it's a no-sew project! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

  4. I have thought about it but haven't gotten around to it yet. Thanks for the reminder. I've been wanting to get rid of my synthetic diaper inserts but was wanting to accumulate a few natural inserts first. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. I definitely got a bunch of shirts laying around the house that can get upcycled. With baby #2 due any day now, we will have 2 in diapers so this will certainly help buff up our stash of flats/prefolds. :)