Thanks, that is a help, I would hate to have my new diaper all wonky because I screwed up the washing process.
Another question while this thread is being so helpful..... ......Can I line a MM windpro fleece cover with anything but micro fleece? What would happen if I tried to line it with flannel? I am still tryin gto get the materials all straight here......Thanks again......
If you line it with flannel, the flannel will absorb just like the soaker, so you could only use the cover part once before having to wash, and you may get more compression wicking b/c of only one layer of fleece. You can get really nice quality micro fleece at JoAnn fabrics, doesn't have to be MM, but the outer needs to be MM b/c of it's waterproof qualities. I've learned after messing with MM and cheaper fleeces how to tell by look/feel what will and won't work. And what will and won't pill. Even the anti-pill fleece most fabric stores sell still pills up, and nothing washes as nicely as MM.
OK, another question. I am full of them. Thanks for your answers so far.
I don't have a serger, and i was planning on sewing inside out and then topsewing the edges together after I turne it right side out. How does this affect the waterproof abilities (wicking, etc)? Should I just use the zig zag stitch on my macing instead on the outisde?
I am sure that I will come up woth more questions, thanks again........I hope they get this sewing diaper board up some time.......
It shouldn't, but b/c it's fleece it might be easier on your machine to just zig zag it(and fleece doesn't fray so it "should" look fine ) But I am not an expert, I've just been trying to do my research so I can recoup some of the $$ I've spent on diapers by making my own and selling what I've bought :LOL
Okay, you are always welcome to show off your diaper-sewing abilities here in Diapering, but as this thread has turned to more of the 'sewing' aspect, I'm going to move it on over to Sewing & Crafts now with a re-direct from diapering.