How to turn your Prefolds into Fitteds

Posted by on August 28, 2010

I just can’t do it – I can’t cut my blue-edge CPF’s.

I really, really love my blue-edge CPF’s. CPF’s, for the uninitiated, are Chinese Pre Folded diapers. I just found out that I can’t even get these (exact) diapers anymore; Green Mountain Diapers shares that they’ve been discontinued. They’ve been so useful over the years, having gone through a part-time cloth diapering stint with my (now 7 years old) son, two nieces, and two nephews. They have had a varied and productive career, serving as burp cloths, impromptu nursing pads, and changing pads, persistently earning their keep even when “this cloth diapering thing” wasn’t working out.

Bottomline – I haven’t convinced myself to cut into my precious blue-edges, but I have to admit that I’m becoming tempted by these tutorials:

These make a gorgeous, “lux” fitted that rival most purchased ones.

This tutorial presents a much more basic prefold-to-fitted conversion.

Neither require a serger.

2 Responses to How to turn your Prefolds into Fitteds

  1. Hasem

    my baby wore them for about three weeks! she was born august 8th she motlsy fits into them but they are starting to get tight she was born 6 lbs. 13 oz and came home at 6lbs 8 oz, and now im guessing she is about 8 pounds because the newborn diapers are getting too small and giving her rashes, so i just put a size 1 (8 14 lbs) diaper on her and it fit alot more comfortably without sliding down her butt like the smaller ones did because they are getting too small. And now i have tons of newborn diapers left that i bought a week ago! she still fits into most newborn clothes but shes deffinately getting bigger fast! and fits into some of the 0-3 month clothes but she wore almost all of her newborn clothes and she had a ton of them, because she spit up on them alot so i went through 2 3 outfits a day and sometimes even pooped or peed on them while i was changing her hahah really the more you have the less laundry you have to do but she will probably get a chance to wear most things atleast my daughter did. Also in her second week i had to put her in some looser clothes because the tighter ones were irritating her belly button and making it bleed a little but now the umbilical chord thing fell off after 2 1/2 weeks

  2. Nicole

    here is a great tutorial that doesn’t require tooooo much destruction to the prefolds….but still a nice fitted shape!

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