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31  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Environmentally friendly diaper - newborn on: September 06, 2008 11:00:38 AM
procaer is the same outer fabric as what's used in kushies diapers.

i had a 5pack of those diapers and they wore out in less than 6 months.

so personally, i stick to pul.  the pul will last.

bettyann
32  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Chinese Silk Brocade Mei Tai on: September 04, 2008 09:15:30 AM
SWEET!  i was hoping you had done the multiple layers thing, but wasn't sure.  Smiley

brocade is so pretty to look at - i am sure you're gonna love your mai tai for a long time to come!

bettyann
who has all the fabric for a mei tai, but i just haven't had time to cut it out and sew it up= and i need to!  baby is getting bigger!  Smiley
33  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Chinese Silk Brocade Mei Tai on: September 04, 2008 07:50:17 AM
pretty!

something you should be aware of with carriers is that you can use 'pretty' fabrics on outside, but you need to have a strong fabric in center that you're thoroughly attaching all support pieces to.  because otherwise, you're gonna have a very unsafe situation.

i say all this because i am worried about your carrier - i saw you metnioned fraying and parts coming apart and handsewing back togehter.

i fear your child may get injured.

so if you can make sure you carrier is strong and safe. 

really do like the looks of your carrier, though

please forgive my typing problems.  ihave 2 children in my arms rigjht now and theyre squirmy so hard to type.

bettyann
34  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Environmentally friendly diaper - newborn on: August 29, 2008 08:35:41 AM
blue pul diaper cut and a red diaper (already cut out in diaper shape) embroidered with a THomas tank engine going out in today/tomorrow's mail.

http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/InterLabelInquiry.do?origTrackNum=9101150134711353352058

Be blessed!  Smiley

check out and join:  http://diaperdivas.proboards57.com/index.cgi

you will be glad you did!  Smiley

happy sewing for the little one!

bettyann
mommy to 3 in full time dipes. . .
35  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Environmentally friendly diaper - newborn on: August 27, 2008 12:31:34 PM
hi!  i have read along this post/thread.

i think most replies were intended to be helpful, not mean.  it's hard to write sometimes - facial expressions change the way the spoken word is interpreted.

anyways, i just did a quick search on google and from what i'm seeing/reading, goretex is very similar to PUL.  (pul - ready to buy stuff - not the DIY kind - is a soft polyester fabric with 1mil or 2mil laminate on the back).  Shoot, I think I have some of that drapery fabric - TOTALLY NOT the same thing AT ALL!  Diaper PUL is pretty soft fabric and is breathable, too - like your goretex.)  sews up well using a ball point needle.

If you're in the USA, I would be happy to send you a diaper cut of PUL - so you could use it and see the difference between that and a shower curtain.  The PUL I use is intended to be used in hospital situations - which is how/why it became such a popular diaper fabric - it can be washed/dried at very high temps - and survive well that way.

you don't need to use PUL or a waterproof outer fabric if you don't want to.  i make most of my diaper 'stash' for my younger kids out of fitteds and diaper covers.  the fitted diapers are made mostly of flannel - because I take advantage of the $1/yard black friday sale at joanns (that's the day after thanksgiving sale).

It is worth it to spend $30 and end up with 3 yards of pul (shipped in that price!) that you can then make 18-24 diapers out of - depending on pattern you use and size of diaper).  I recently had to buy some disposable diapers as my washer was broken for a week. 

It cost me $25 for one week of diapers for 3 children. - that's the CHEAP diapers!    $50 can make you a stash of diapers in each size (small, medium, large).  so for $150-$200 you can be set.

The bamboo, hemp, microfiber - those are all wonderful materials but they are more expensive than flannel - esp if you pay $1/yard for flannel.  Smiley

anyways, email/pm me offlist and I'll send you a diaper cut if you so desire.  consider it a FOM (fairly odd mother) gift - if you are really interested in sewing diapers, you really might want to check out dsd - it's where I usually post - that's diaper sewing divas.  you'll get a lot of great ideas from moms/grandmoms, etc sewing dipes. 

here's a link to dsd:  http://diaperdivas.proboards57.com/index.cgi

BettyAnn
mommy to 3 in dipes. . .
36  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: watermelon suitcase on: August 17, 2008 06:26:17 PM
ooh, cool!
37  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Homage to Great Craftster Tutorial List on: August 15, 2008 11:49:56 AM
ooh, pretty!

i like it all!
38  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Environmentally friendly diaper - newborn on: August 10, 2008 04:47:37 PM
nice job!

i would recommend you 'splurge' and buy PUL though.  available thru coops or at online diaper shops because the shower curtain will not hold up well.

she's gonna love your gift!  Smiley

bettyann
mommy to 3 in dipes - all cloth covered bums here!  Smiley
39  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Latest fitted diapers on: June 05, 2008 02:06:38 PM
cute dipes!

bettyann
mommy to 3 in dipes!
40  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Slotted Wallet WITH pattern & tutorial - Image heavy on: May 04, 2008 05:12:22 PM
So cool!!

I love seeing everyone's interpretation of the original pattern.  Smiley

BettyAnn
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