How to sew a baby bloomers – Diaper Cover
First you will print and join your patterns; I am using a bloomer pattern from sewkiddies, cut pattern to fabric, place fabric on fold where the pattern say (on fold)
Ready to sew – gathering of the ruffles
Before gathering the ruffle, fold end of the fabric half inch straight across and serge using the two thread flat stitch, your regular serger or just turn and stitch to give it a neat finish.
Run two rows of gathering stitch across the top of the fabric. Gather to fit the top section of the bloomers.
Note: to fit the ruffle in the back of the bloomer the pattern maker cut the back section in two, you will now gather the ruffle and fit in between.
In order to insert the gathering pieces into the garment, the back of the garment is cut in two parts. (Fabric 1 and Fabric 2)
Pin the pieces together by placing the gathered fabric in between the fabric 1 and fabric 2.
The top of the gathered fabric should be pin to the bottom of fabric 1 and the top of fabric 2, with the right side of the fabric 1 facing the right side of the gathered piece and the wrong side of the gathered piece facing the right side of the fabric 2.
Stitch straight across to join fabric pieces.
To add the second ruffle pin ruffle to the bottom of fabric 2 and the bottom of the front piece. Stitch straight across.
Join sides of the front to the sides of the back.
Serge the raw edges for a neat finish.
Stitch leg band around the opening of the leg, with right sides facing. Fold fabric half inch to the wrong side of the fabric and stitch leaving an opening to insert the elastic. After inserting the elastic, stitch the opening close.
Repeat the process for the second leg.
Stitch the waist band to the waist line. Fold fabric half inch to the wrong side of the fabric and stitch leaving an opening to insert the elastic. After inserting the elastic, stitch the opening close.