A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,777
Currently Running With Scissors:
557 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Flannel and absorbency  (Read 1226 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 1330
Joined: 25-May-2005

Who knew tailoring was so much fun?

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: August 14, 2010 05:59:41 AM »

I bought some flannel to make changing/lap pads for baby. Prewashed fabric and some flannel absorbs wetness (pee) like I want, some (same brand, different color) repelled water. It pooled on the surface. Why is that? How do I know what will work and what won't? Ideas? Tips? Know a better place to ask this question?

Goodbye Tucson! I will miss how everything dried so quickly!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010 11:53:50 AM »

Well the 1st question was one washed with fabric softener & the other not?  That will cause fabric to repel instead of absorb.  If so wash with a little vinegar & that should strip it off.

Also did you prewash them?  If not one may have had something on it from the manufacturer.

If not even if they were the same brand I would check the fabric content if the store still has some left.

Hope this might help & good luck!

Check out my blog!
My Crafty Blog ~ Hundreds of Free Tutorials/Patterns for Babylegs, Crib Sheets & more!
Open for personal swaps!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 06:24:40 PM »

I agree with the previous post, if you washed or dried it with fabric softner the fabric will repel instead of absorb

littlefancypants.com  My apparel fabric store
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Draw Angelica Pickles
How to Paint Saguaro Mask
How to Draw Donut head Homer - The special Halloween video - 39th Drawing
How to Draw Hugo Simpson - 49th Drawing
How to Draw Maggie Simpson - 28th Drawing
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath
November 25, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.