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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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