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« on: February 13, 2012 05:08:03 AM »

I'm buying some plain cloth nappies (diapers) for my daughter, I would like to applique some felt pictures on them (it will be cheap felt from local craft shop), just wondering would it hold up in the wash... think I may already know the answer. What could I use to decorate the nappies with?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012 09:35:14 AM »

If you intend to use them as diapers they will be covered with a cover so I wouldn't bother decorating them.  Also the washing process for diapers is quite intense (temperature wise and frequency of washing wise), so decorations will not likely hold up well. 

You would be better off make or decorating the covers, they are washed less so decorations will hold up better and people will see them. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 04:53:07 AM »

I'm using pocket nappies, they don't require a wrap/cover. They are washed on a 40 degree wash, with very little washing powder.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 04:57:44 AM »

Basically I want a nice easy fabric to applique with, I chose felt as it doesn't fray, but am worried about washing felt?
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012 07:05:19 AM »

Felt is going to do horrible things when you wash it, even at 40 degrees, just with the frequency of washing. T shirt fabric doesnt fray and will stand up to being laundered, so why don't you repurpose old shirts, maybe even hit the charity shops for cute, cheap character shirts?
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012 08:55:16 AM »

Ahh thank you, thats a good idea  Grin
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