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#1 of 10 Old 04-05-2012, 05:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Any one used this pattern?  I made several and they all leak horribly.  I used 2mil pattern PUL from diapercuts.com and used cotton velour and french terry from verybaby.com.  I also bought the snap press from thesnapstore.com and have issues getting my snaps to set right.  Its like i'm not strong enough or something. Any advice would be great! Thanks!


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Ok after doing some research i think my PUL is the issue. It is a cotton/polyester mix.  I read somewhere that cotton PUL wicks. Is that the same issue with the cotton/poly mix?


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Probably- even cotton thread wicks enough to irritate me.  It really should be all polyester.  I don't have a snap press- just snap pliers and I really have to squeeze as hard as I possibly can and I am actually really strong :)  I love very baby velour- it is awesome stuff- just a bummer yours aren't working...


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I know thats my other issue...i was using cotton thread!  I'm thinking i might ditch the PUL and just make the diaper and buy or make covers.


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Have you tried wool covers?  They rock with a good fitted diaper under.  Mine are all longs/shortie style- so they double as pants- but seriously awesome!


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No i haven't but might give it a try.  How many do you need to have? I know you dont have to wash them as often.


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Maybe  3-4.  I have several because they are sooo cute!  I was lazy today and threw mine in the washer on hand wash cold and then hung them on the line to dry.  I don't bother lanolinizing them anymore- the work fine for me without it.  About every month or so they get kinda stinky so I wash them- but that is about it to the care of them.  


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Did you make yours or buy?  It looks like they would be pretty easy to make from the patterns i've seen online.


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I 'splurged' and bought myself the Kam snap press (the big one!)  it looks like some sort of medieval device - i was so excited to use it!!  the trick for mine is you must you use 4 or more layers of fabric where the snaps are - its a PIA when making diapers - im trying to make them as streamline as possible - then i have to ad scrap fabric to the tabs to make sure its 4 layers of fabric.  i think i learned about this here  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzLp_FedmxM


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Thanks Motherhendoula!  Wish i had seen that video a couple years ago!
 


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