Which fabrics for cover... - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 05-09-2010, 10:01 PM - Thread Starter
alisons's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kenmore, WA
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Baby is almost here, and I really want to bust out a few covers. I just love the idea of bringing my LO home in diaper covers I sewed myself. So here's my question.

I have many types of fabrics available to me - minky, flannel, hemp terry, microfleece, PUL - and I'm trying to decide what's going to be the best to use.

My test covers have been minky on the outside, PUL in between, microfleece on the inside. I even cut out all three layers for another round of trials (just trying to find what I like best). Then, I found this tutorial where the person used microfleece or flannel on the outside and PUL on the inside. That sure would be easier to sew, but I'm wondering if it would result in pee leaking out the sides. I do know that there's the chance of that with a microfleece inner as well.

So, does anyone have any input on PUL used as an inner layer for a diaper cover? I just want to have something cute on the outside, so I'm looking into options.
alisons is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 05-10-2010, 05:59 PM
haleyelianasmom's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've never made a cover before, but I just got some wool interlock from nature's fabrics and that supposedly makes a nice cover so I'm thinking of trying it out.
haleyelianasmom is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 05-19-2010, 09:12 PM
VeganC's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 690
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't use cotton or any other natural fibers on the outside of the cover. It will wick to the outside.

Casey - Mama to Zola (10-20-07) and Felix (4-30-09)
VeganC is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 05-21-2010, 04:03 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm using PUL (kidsinthegarden and Joannes) with foldover-elastic and snaps or Aplix (I like snaps better, snap pliers from Kamsnaps run $35, the snaps themselves are cheapo). I bought a pattern, New Coneptions diaper covers deluxe since they come from preemie through xl.
nia82 is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 05-24-2010, 04:26 PM
AutumnW's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some people don't like using pul on the inside because they don't want it next to babies skin. Sometimes they will turn it so that the fabric side of the pul is facing babies skin too.

I don't like either of those options because the covers get stinky and need washed sooner. I put pul on the inside but I put it shiny side toward baby. Their fitted diaper or prefold doesn't let the cover touch their skin and then you can just wipe any wetness out of the inside of the cover before putting it back on and they need washed less frequently since the plasticky part doesn't stay wet and full of pee.

I have made them with just a layer of pul, foe, and touch tape in which case they are really trim and stretchy. I've also made them with either cotton or polyester fabric on the outside, bound in foe. The cotton ones do wick more quickly than the polyester ones but only if we are out and go an excessively long time between changes and baby gets really soaked (something that I try to avoid normally.)

Make sure to use 100% polyester thread to sew on foe and touch tape or pee will wick through on your thread.

Homesteading mama to V(4/07), H(6/10), and P(due 5/15)
AutumnW is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,366

111 members and 15,255 guests
*green*faery* , 123fish , 1babysmom , agilesheltie , Ajbaby , americanjuly , AwesomeJessica , aylasebmom , ballerina85 , BarefootBrooke , Belle15 , blessedwithboys , blissful_maia , bluefaery , BorntoBe , brusselsmama , captain optimism , catladymeow , chickabiddy , Chipi , clar5108 , cynthia mosher , Daffodil , dahlia810 , daniellebluetoo , darkblue0729 , Dawn's mom , Deborah , farmermomma , fortmyersrealestate , Fox-fern , frugalmama , funfunkyfantastic , gooseberry , Grace Wisdom , greenemami , heyitskalista , JelloPanda , JERENAUD , jojobean , JordanKX , justmama , katelove , Lauren82 , LiLStar , lilyofjudah , Linda on the move , LoveNFaith522 , maarhart , mama2004 , Mama2ChicknLil , MamaChick , mckittre , Milk8shake , Mirzam , mkat , monkeyscience , moominmamma , MPsSweetie , MrsKoehn , MrsSurplus , mrsvintage , MylittleTiger , newmamalizzy , nikkialys , OrmEmbar , pers , persephassa , philomom , Poddi , prosciencemum , RDGL , RollerCoasterMama , RosemaryV , rubelin , Ruthiegirl , sahmoffour , Samantha Wisecup , samaxtics , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , shmily101 , Shmootzi , smilingprego , sofreshsoclean , sortacrispy , spiderdust , SummerStorm22 , Tigeresse , Tigerle , TourmalineMama , TrishWSU , Trixie Falsae , typebug , umair.ahmed , Viola , WhiteRose , Wild Rose , zebra15 , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.