Sewing Patterns: DIY Elimination Communication Clothing

EC Clothing DIY Sewing Patterns

For those of you with sewing skills, you can sew elimination communication clothing, accessories, cloth diapers, and training pants for your baby or toddler. This list of DIY sewing patterns and tutorials from around the web includes both free patterns and patterns available for purchase.

We included EC sewing patterns for:

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DIY Sewing Patterns for Elimination Communication Split Pants (Trousers)

Sewing Elimination Communication Split Pants

The photo above shows a pair of split crotch pants made from the Do-it-yourself EC pattern, with added ankle cuffs. This pattern could use a bit of refining, so you might like the results better on your second attempt. These split crotch pants worked well when my son was out picking apples in chilly weather and did not always make it back inside in time to use the potty.

DIY Sewing Patterns for Baby Tee Shirts

DIY Sewing Patterns for Baby Sleep Gowns

DIY Sewing Pattern for Baby Sleep Sack

DIY Sewing Patterns for Diaper Belts

DIY Diaper Belt Sewing Tutorials

Here are a few options for a diaper belt, which can be worn around Baby's waist to hold a prefold or flat diaper in place.


In this video I show DIY options for diaper belts and cloth diapers to use as backup for elimination communication:

DIY Sewing Patterns for Cloth Diapers and Covers

Homemade Fitted Diaper Trimmsie Pattern

Homemade Fitted Diaper made with Trimsie Pattern, Organic Cotton French Terry

DIY Newborn Preflat Cloth Diapers made with THH Sewing Pattern

OS Preflat Cloth Diaper THH Sewing Pattern

In this video I demonstrate how to sew stretchy flat cloth diapers, inserts, prefolds, and fitted diapers:

DIY Sewing Patterns for Elimination Communication Training Pants

DIY Sewing Patterns for Elimination Communication Underwear

DIY Sewing Patterns for Baby Leg Warmers

If you know how to read German, or don't mind translating, Fluff Store offers sewing patterns for drop-flap cloth diapers, training pants, chaps, split pants, and more!

For fabric, you could either upcycle used fabric or check Wazoodle Fabrics.


That wraps up our list of elimination communication sewing patterns. You can get more inspiration regarding EC-friendly baby outfits by reading our post on Elimination Communication Clothing for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Or you may want to read our list of Elimination Communication Supplies.

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About Heidi Avelino

Heidi is passionate about spreading awareness of elimination communication and natural cloth diapering. She is an environmentalist and strives to live a minimalist and zero-waste lifestyle. Heidi practiced EC with each of her three children. Her eldest son and her daughter have reached potty independence. She is currently practicing EC with and cloth diapering her youngest son.

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  1. […] crotch, or take a look at this pattern by Mokoshop. For a longer list of EC trouser patterns, see EC Peesy’s post on Elimination Communication DIY Clothing Patterns. You can even knit your own EC Split […]

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