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what is the cheapest and best material to use w/ fitteds?

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I thought I had some old shirts around the place but all I found was a lot jeans, unusable materials. I did find a bathing suit and one cotton shirt that I will practice making a fitted.

So it seems like I am going to have to buy the material for the fitteds. I was wondering what would be the best and cheapest material for fitteds. Also how much would I get out of buying let say a yard in that fabric?

Thanks alot. I really want to start making some fitteds before I have to start back my parttime home job.
post #2 of 6
Your best bet is going to be flannel.

Walmart always has some sort of flannel on theri clearance rack for like $1 or $2 a yard. And then i use old towls or washcloths that i get at the $ store for the inner absortion part.

I think i used 3 layers of flannel and 1 tri folded washcloth per diaper.....so you could probaly get 4 newborn fitteds out of a yard....maybe more maybe less.

If you just did contours, you could get alot more out if it.
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Your best bet is going to be flannel.

Walmart always has some sort of flannel on theri clearance rack for like $1 or $2 a yard. And then i use old towls or washcloths that i get at the $ store for the inner absortion part.

I think i used 3 layers of flannel and 1 tri folded washcloth per diaper.....so you could probaly get 4 newborn fitteds out of a yard....maybe more maybe less.

If you just did contours, you could get alot more out if it.
What is the difference between the two? They almost seem to be alike.
post #4 of 6
between what 2?

contours and fitteds?
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between what 2?

contours and fitteds?

oh sorry, yea. Between contours and fitteds. I think I read that the difference is just that fitted have elastic around the legs. How would I get more if I did contours? They seem so alike except for the elastic.
post #6 of 6
if you can find flannel sheets at the thrift store, that will give you a LOT of fabric for not more than a couple bucks. you cam usually find receiving blankets at thrift stores for cheap, too. for the internal soaker part, i like to cut up an old ratty towel into 4 inch strips -- i can usually get 12-14 strips depending on how big the towel is
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