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FunkyMonkeyDesigns
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2008 04:40:01 AM »

The PUL flim doesnt hold up well IMHO. The tuturoial I posted for internal guessets can be used with ANY diaper pattern and ANY size! It uses one piece of fabric which would be much more comfortable.
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« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2008 09:41:29 AM »

Thank for the heads up on the PUL film.  Whew, I sure can't afford to waste any $$ right now.  TY!  Grin TY  Cheesy  TY Wink

I saw some stuff there, on wazoodle, called Procare, what does anyone know about that?
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« Reply #52 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.

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« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2008 03:05:47 PM »

I am confused  Huh  PUL is good or not? or PUL film is not good? I am so confused ...
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« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2008 05:38:43 PM »

1 or 2 mil PUL is excellent! The PUL film is not good! (its not bonded to anything and VERY flimsy) ProCare, I am not sure of. i am making some covers with it this week.
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« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2008 03:19:47 PM »

Go, Funky Monkey, Go!!! Cheesy  Thanks again.  You are a lifesaver.  Is the 2mil as easy to sew as the 1mil?
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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2008 03:29:10 PM »

I use a walking foot and have not noticed a difference in sewing 1 verses 2 mil.
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« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2008 03:49:43 PM »

Go, Funky Monkey, Go!!! Cheesy  Thanks again.  You are a lifesaver.  Is the 2mil as easy to sew as the 1mil?

same in my experience.

btw, blue pul is 2mil, the red embroidered diaper cut out is 1mil.  they don't feel that much different really.

don't know if i told you, but whenever you're ready to use the red cut out - just trace that diaper cut out on the fabrics you want to use as inners and you'll have a perfectly custom diaper.  Smiley 

bettyann
who is very close to finishing a mei tai baby carrier!  Smiley  if only my kids would let me have 15 more minutes to sew and i'd be DONE!
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« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2008 05:01:17 PM »

Nice job!
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PrincessJasmine
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2008 12:34:04 PM »

I think you did a great job on these!  Your son and daughter in law are really blessed to have you who care about their finances as well.  Very clever use of materials  I've been thinking about sewing some up, and reading all the thread here, there is some really informative comments.  I would encourage you to keep up the good work. I wish I had a grandma making some for me Smiley

For your reference, my baby uses about 10 diapers a day, so if you make 20 of them, they will be good to go for washing every other day.

I did notice at the grocery store they have these hybrid disposable soakers with fabric outer diapers.  The disposable soakers are flushable or compostable.  So, if you are feeling partly adventurous you could make the fabric outer diapers and get these disposable liners and still be earth friendly with the convenience of disposables.  They take between 50-150 days to break down in compost or a landfill.
http://www.gdiapers.com/gdiapers101/flush-compost-or-toss?gclid=CMbelP_2zJUCFRJexwodPGr-hg
They are pricey though, so won't save you money.

Blessings to all.
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