Old sweaters make great inexpensive cloth diaper covers. They are simple to make and look really cute on, but they don't photograph well without a little diapered bum filling them out (hence all the above photos to convince you to keep on reading).
This is probably the simplest of wool diaper covers to make, and one of the most economical. One adult-sized, felted sweater should yield you two covers with spare parts left over.
Cut off the front of your felted sweater. The smaller your sweater, the smaller your finished cover will be.
Fold that piece in half and trim it so that both of the long sides are even. This will leave you with a nice triangle. *Keep the bottom hem of the sweater on the bottom of the triangle. This is going to form your waistband so you won't need to do any finishing.
Here is my triangle opened up. While it's flat, go ahead an embellish the seat with appliques if you'd like.
With the wrong side of the sweater facing you, and the nice former hem/future waistband at the top, fold up the tip of the triangle.
Next, fold in the two sides. Sew them closed about two thirds of the way down. The bottom third is going to be the leg opening. Smarter people than me would measure their baby's thigh first and go with this measurement for an opening. This is the view from the inside.
Two sweater cuffs (any sweater - mix it up if you'd like) are going to finish the leg openings.
Here's what they look like sewed into place:
And here's a view from the inside:
That's it. DONE. As I say, these little things look great on, but appear so wonky in the photos.
My babes has gazillions of these covers now, so most of the ones you see here are available in my Etsy store. If you feel up to sewing your own, check out this giveaway goodness at Resweater's blog. She's giving away two sweaters from her shop. Click the link for the how-to-enter details.