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Wee Weka Gussets with FOE (Small to Medium)

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:36 pm
by Louise
I have made a couple of nappies to this pattern. It is a great pattern. Very easy to follow, excellent instructions. I love the FOE.

It is a great fit on my skinny wee 18 month old who is 9kg. I found many pocket nappies leaked on her and this was the first one which didn't leak. It is quite narrow through the crotch, I stuff it with a regular prefold folded in 4 and there is only just enough room to fit that along with my hand.

I used hook and loop on the first one I made but ended up unpicking it (it was sewn in a square under the FOE on each wing), re-sewing the FOE and then sewing on hook tabs BSWW style. I really like it done that way - it extends the length of the wings (I did both hook tabs with loop on the other side so they can be crossed at the front onto either side) and means that the tabs are done up in the middle of the nappy so no rubbing on thighs.
It also helps to keep the FOE on the tabs flat.

I have also made one of these nappies with snaps and really like that one too.

I have found the size of the finished nappy varies slightly depending on the quality of the FOE used.

Here is a link to the photos I posted of the first one I made (before I adjusted the hook and loop so now it looks more like the second cover in the photos). ... php?t=2785

Edited to add: this pattern is trim through the crotch. If you are making it with patterned PUL or suedecloth or other fabric which has no stretch I would recommend adding a couple of cm's through the crotch. I can fit a regular sized prefold (folded in 4) but it is a very snug fit!

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:24 pm
by Shae
Hi louise,
I thought your photos were fantastic. Where did you get this pattern from?
I've never actually seen a real live pocket nappy and have only had experience with flats and AIO's, so I'm a bit fuzzy on how they are made etc. So I'm on the look out for a good easy to follow pattern.

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:05 pm
by mandli
Hi Shae, there a heap of different patterns and detailed instructions here

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:30 pm
by Shae
Thanks for that, I knew I had seen all the patterns somewhere on here but couldn't remember where - talk about baby brain!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:34 pm
by alicia
i went ahead and made 20 of these while pregnant and now i am really disappointed as on my 2 month old, 5.5kg girl, they always leak around the back of the legs if she is on her side (which she is for feeding and often for sleeps too) least i also made some fitteds and these pockets are working well as covers. the stitch-and-turn joel-eze pocket in the nb hire kit didn't leak and so i think perhaps that is the way to go.

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:16 pm
by hannah
Hi Alicia
perhaps they are still too big for her? This pattern fits my just turned 4mth old neice who weighs over 8kg. She has looooovely chubby thighs. Do the legs gape when you lift her feet? I'm sure she will fit them soon! :D

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:12 am
by alicia
i guess they do gape a little, even with her very chubby thighs...i'll wait and see and hope they start to fit her soon...i'm sure we'd both prefer to use the pockets (trimmer and lighter than the fitted+cover. and quicker to put on)

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:56 pm
by Leanne B
I have made 5 of these now and they fit quite well on my 7 week old 5kg chubby girl. We wear them on the smallest rise setting on the front studs, and smallest setting on the waist studs. I've made some with velcro and some with studs, but i much prefer the studs for washing because the velcro can catch on the FOE and really wrecks it. Occasionally we leak out the leg hole, but it is rare.