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FunkyMonkeyDesigns
« Reply #50 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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happyfrog
« Reply #51 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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tinny67
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2008 05:01:17 PM »

Nice job!
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PrincessJasmine
« Reply #53 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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« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2008 07:08:10 PM »

Hi everyone,

I finished the diaper using the blue PUL material that I received from happy frog.  I took alot of pictures in order to do the tute.  I will be working on the tute this week, hope to have it finished by the weekend.  I didn't have any trouble sewing the PUL, no special needles or sewing foot, but I also didn't have to sew it on the PUL side of the material.  It may be different if I had to, that seems logical.  The PUL made the diaper a lot easier to make, too, less steps and less bulky.  I saw some stuff on the wazoodle site called ZORB, it's what you would think it's for as a super absorbant layer.  I used terry, several layers thick.  Does anyone know about this Zorb stuff and if it really works like it claims?
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« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2008 02:28:35 PM »

Hi eyeryone.  Well, I got the kids moved and then my mother-in-law decided to visit.  So, I had to quickly get the place cleaned up.  She's one of those that has a squeaky clean house all the time.  Bless her heart. Roll Eyes  Anyway, I finally finished the tutorial for this diaper.  This is only my 2nd one so be gentle with the critiques.  I made a new posting because it is kinda long and image heavy.  Here is the link to it: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=268646.0  Hope ya'll like it.
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