I am due in about a week and have total diaper sewing fever but am running into a couple technical difficulties. I decided to go with Rita's Rump Pocket for my pattern. I've made a couple CDs so far that are flannel with a strip of PUL sandwiched in the middle. I spent maybe $20 on PUL from Kids in the Garden and received tons of used and new flannel from my mother and mother in law. I've spent maybe $10 on fabric myself.
I have been reading a lot about fleece, but don't really have any around the house to recycle and am wondering if it's really worth the investment? Can you use fleece on the inside or will it wick too much or cause irritation? Also how well does T Shirt fabric work? I know people will use old shirts to make CDs but is it as good as flannel?
After making about 5 RRPs with the inner strip of PUL, I realized that I will have to safety pin the PUL. This was my plan all along, but I didn't think about the holes it will leave. I know some people are obsessed with not puncturing the PUL unless totally necessary. Does anyone here safety pin PUL? Does it make a huge difference? I am considering investing in velcro, since I don't like snaps and snappi's won't work on my flannel. But I hate the idea of it sticking to everything in the wash and I don't really know about velcro placement on a RRP. So should I just pin the PUL and forget about it?
I've been making inserts out of old towels to tide me over for right now, but I'd really like to get back on the horse! So any input on this would be GREATLY appreciated. I'll be doing prefolds for the first couple weeks until the cord heals and she is big enough for the RRP, but I'd really like to get sewing..