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Cloth Diaper Liners

Cloth Diaper Liners


It’s usually a one layer rectangle of fabric placed on the inside of a cloth of a diaper. A diaper liner is an inexpensive way to modify your current diaper system to fit your needs. It can be used as a stay-dry liner, making cleaning up messes easier or to protect the diaper from diaper creams. No sewing is required to make these!


Stay-Dry Liner – These are for diapers that have a cotton, bamboo or hemp inner, typically fitteds, prefolds, or when using an unlined doublers. These wick the moisture away from the babies bottom, so that they don’t feel the wetness. They also create a soft barrier for rough fabrics or when chaffing is an issue. Wash and dry with your diapers as usual.

Catching Messes – These can be used in any type diaper. Place the diaper liner in the diaper. When it gets soiled, remove it from the rest of the diaper and shake, dunk or spray the mess off. Wash and dry with your diapers as usual.

Protection from Diaper Creams– These can be used in any type diaper. Place the liner in the diaper and apply the cream to the baby’s bottom. Use two liners if there you’re using a lot of cream, and make sure the liner is big enough to cover all of the areas with cream on them. Afterwards, you have to wash the liners separately from the rest of your diapers.

Sewing Cloth Diaper Liners


This pattern isn’t really necessary, but it’s a quick way to download or print this information.

Cloth Diaper Liner
Cloth Diaper Liner


Liners are usually made from MicroFleece, Buttersuede (found at Hancocks Fabrics), Alvoa Suedecloth (found at Jo-Anns), or Mircochamois (found occasionally in a store). Regular Fleece won’t work. To test if a fleece works, place an absorbent material underneath the fleece and drip water on it. If the water quickly passes through, it’ll work. No sewing is required, but some may prefer the finished look of sewing.

Materials: 1/2 yard of Stay-Dry fabric (14 liners with 60″ wide fabric)

1. Cut out a 5″ x 15″ rectangle of stay dry fabric.

2. (Optional) Serge or zig-zag stitch the edges. (Most stay dry fabrics don’t unravel at all)

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