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DIY: Make Your Own Fleece Cloth Diaper Liners!

Posted by Michelle on 2/20/2013 to Cloth Diaper How-To

Do-It-Yourself Fleece Liners!

By Michelle Ferguson

Fleece liners are great for overnight or if your baby doesn't like to feel wet. They wick away the moisture leaving baby feeling dry the whole time! They are also nice for when you need to use diaper cream to protect the diaper. You can purchase fleece liners but you can also make them yourself! They are super easy to make and don't require any special talent!

All you need to make your own fleece liners is an old fleece blanket, or some fleece fabric. I found an old fleece blanket sitting in our closet that we never use, so I used that. You'll also need some scissors, a ruler, a pen or marker, and if you have one, another fleece liner to use as a pattern.

If you have another fleece liner, all you have to do is lay the liner on the blanket and use it as a pattern to cut the blanket the same size and shape as the liner.

Now you have two fleece liners that are the same size! You can continue to do this until you have the number of fleece liners you want!

If you don't have a liner already, you can still make a great fleece liner! Simply take one of your cloth diapers and measure the inside by length and width.

I then measured the fleece blanket out one inch less than the actual diaper size and marked it with my marker. Then I simply cut it out where I marked it in a rectangle shape. Now you have a liner that should fit perfectly into your diapers!

You can also do this for as many liners as you need!

I told you it was easy! If you want to you can stitch around the liner to make them a little sturdier but I never do and they work just fine for me. Have fun making your very own fleece liners!

Bio: Michelle is the mommy behind the blog The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom. She is a stay-at-home mommy of two small boys! She loves to write about her boys, cloth diaper, and other fun parenting topics!



April Mahana
Date: 5/16/2013
I will definitely be trying this out! I had to use diaper cream for the first time last night and this would have been so helpful!
Date: 11/15/2013
Very helpful. Does thickness of the fleece matter?
Date: 2/1/2014
Great idea! Although more info on fabric thickness/type would be helpful
Date: 2/5/2014
How about dyes against the baby's body openings? Wouldn't that be an issue if the fleece is dyed?
Date: 9/16/2014
Hi- Some questions: 1) Is the fleece the 100% polyester type? I just bought really cheap 100% polyester fleece pajamas that I want to cut up to make liners. They haven't been washed yet, but when I tried experimenting (poured a little water on top of the fleece to see if it would go straight to the cotton prefolds underneath) the water just stayed on top of the fleece! :( 2) Is there a "right" or "wrong" side? I tried it on both and the water just beaded on top. Is it supposed to absorb it quickly after the fleece has been washed several times? 3) What about cotton flannel? I was thinking that cotton might be cooler for the baby and read somewhere that some people cut up old receiving blankets (they didn't specify what material these were made of) for liners. Will this also perform the same way that the fleece liners are supposed to? Sorry so many questions- total CD newbie here!
Alissa D
Date: 12/20/2015
Flannel will stay wet against babies skin. Fleece will actually let liquid through. You'll have to test but micro fleece or suede fleece are way to go for faster soak through to absorbent layers below and a stay dry layer next to baby.
Meghna Antani
Date: 9/5/2017
What is suede fleece?

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