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#1 of 5 Old 02-16-2010, 04:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone

I'm new to the world of diaper making and am wondering what are your favorite fabrics to use and what do you use them for...

for example, i've made a pocket with a PUL outer and suedecloth inner.

I'm starting to buy some diaper making supplies and I don't even know what some of the fabrics are or what you would use them for!

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I love flannel. Easy to find, sew, and tons of cute prints. I've only sewn with PUL on a limited basis(mostly, recycling old covers into cloth pads), and even that little bit made me twitch.
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For pockets, I like PUL outers and suedecloth inners: microfleece inners feel better to me, but it is a PITA to sew with.

For fitteds, I really like flannel. I don't really care for knits. I feel like, if I wanted to sew with difficult to handle materials, I'd be sewing a pocket, If I want a stay-dry inner to the fitted, I'd use suedecloth.

I stuff pockets with prefolds or flats, usually. For a fitted, the soaker might involve flannel, terry, and microfiber in various combinations.

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For fitteds I love cotton fleece and bamboo-cotton fleece for absorbent inners, cute cotton knits for outers, and cotton velour for inners. All of my covers are pull on style fleece soakers/shorties/longies.
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Right now I am making a ton of newborn fitteds and I am loving the knit outers and cotton velour inners--so soft and squishy! For waterproof pockets, I use pul and usually an inner of suedecloth or microfleece. I also love using recycled wool sweaters to make soakers/longies and shorties.

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