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#1 of 14 Old 03-04-2009, 04:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I made the diaper out of tshirts and it looks horrible. The elastic came out looking really funny. Anyone have an alternative site that has pics step by step? I am a very visual person.

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Well, I don't do the elastic the way the pattern calls for, I make a "casing" and put the elastic in that way. I think I figured out 6 inches for the leg elastic for length?
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Thanks I actually had someone PM me a video on how to do it and boy now it all makes sense. I can't wait to make some more. Now do you think flannel or more tshirt material?
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I used flannel myself, I hate sewing with stretchy fabric like t-shirts. I first used some old flannel items I had around the house, then have gone from there.
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I used flannel myself, I hate sewing with stretchy fabric like t-shirts. I first used some old flannel items I had around the house, then have gone from there.
I was going to say it may just be because it's stretchy fabric. Try using 4 layers of t-shirt instead of 2.

I've sewn with both flannel and t-shirt material. Flannel is by far easier. But t-shirts are economical (if they can't be worn otherwise!). You just have to use more layers.
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I used flannel myself, I hate sewing with stretchy fabric like t-shirts. I first used some old flannel items I had around the house, then have gone from there.
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I was going to say it may just be because it's stretchy fabric. Try using 4 layers of t-shirt instead of 2.

I've sewn with both flannel and t-shirt material. Flannel is by far easier. But t-shirts are economical (if they can't be worn otherwise!). You just have to use more layers.
That does make sense!! I guess I will make some more with the old tshirts to get the hang of it before spending $$ on flannel. Thanks for your help!!
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Can someone please also send me this video?

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Here's a tutorial I've used that made things VERY easy for me!

http://mayna.livejournal.com/198548.html

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i would love to see the video as well
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh84LK19VNE

Hope this helps as much as it did for me!!

Thanks for sharing it with me Jenn_M
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This post in my blog links to a photo tutorial I posted elsewhere:

http://moneysavingwahm.blogspot.com/...t-diapers.html

When I use t-shirt for one of the layers on an RRP style diaper I stabilize it with nonstretchy cotton so I end up with three layers instead of just two.
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Check garage sales for flannel sheets. I recently got a dozen diapers(and soakers for more than half of those diapers) from a single king size flat sheet, that I purchased for 99cents. Church garage sales are the best to try for cheap prices. that way, you aren't purchasing new flannel quite yet.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh84LK19VNE

Hope this helps as much as it did for me!!

Thanks for sharing it with me Jenn_M


Heh. That's my vid. Glad it helped!
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