This is one of my very favorite ideas thus far! If you have a sewing machine and can zig-zag, you are set! My total cost was about $3 per trainer, and it took maybe 1 hour to do all six.
These trainers are absolutely perfect for potty training…even if you don’t cloth diaper. They are very helpful for that in between stage of not always making it to the potty in time (aka wanting to play instead of going to potty despite incentive) but not wanting to use diapers anymore. I would not recommend them for overnight unless you have a very light wetter. You could try more layers or more PUL, but we still use our regular cloth diapers with an extra insert at bedtime. I am a big fan of potty training early, but it has been a gradual process with our daughter especially. These trainers are perfect “big girl panties.” She loves her big girl underwear, and I love keeping our leather couch protected. Even my husband was pretty impressed, as much as a dad can be impressed while potty training a girl.
I am going to post the link to the tutorial I used. If you have any questions, please let me know. I used the cheap PUL from JoAnns but have not had any issues with it separating. Note: these are not leak proof and do not hold more than 1-2 accidents. They do, however, allow toddlers to feel wet and protect clothing/furniture more so than regular underwear. Great for running errands or eating out! I throw them in our diaper pail and wash with her nighttime diapers, but you can also wash with other normally soiled laundry. Happy sewing!!