My problem.... the elastic I used was entirely toooo wimpy.. I pulled it as tight as I could while I zig zig stitched it in, but it is just not creating a tight elastic fit.
I bought the elastic from Walmart and it is a 1/4" wide elastic.
What elastic do you use that is the most successful and where do you get it?
I have included a link to my new dipe... please critique it... I need all the help I can get...
As for the elastic, I think many girls here use at least 1/2" or 3/4" though I could be quite wrong on that. I have yet to make my first diaper (haven't set up the sewing machine yet) so I can't speak from any personal experience.
edited to add that maybe it was the way that you sewed it in. How big was your zigzag stitch? Did you sew just one edge of the elastic or down the middle? Maybe that would make a difference??
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For a first diaper that looks awesome! You must have some sewing experience from earlier? If you haven't then I rest my case and bury my sewingmachine
For the elastic I started off buying normal thin elastic but it didn't stretch enough. Then I went and bought it by the meter instead. I just took a tour around the shop and found an elastic that felt nice and stretchy. It was ofcourse more expensive - converted to $ i would guess around 1 £ a meter. But since I only use around 20 cms for a diaper I thought that was ok.
It was wider than the one I was using before but I just use a wide zig-zag to stitch it with.
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That is a very cute diaper though!
I use 1/4" polybraid or cotton swimsuit elastic and I put it on with a 3 step zig zag. I've never had any problems since then.
Cute diaper, though!
I have been sewing for a couple of years.. bought a serger this year from selling patchwork clothing at festies and selling slings and lovie blankies at local craft fairs!
I just came back from Joanne's fabric (where they are having an incredible sale)) and I bought some other elastic... braided elastic at 1/2" wide. I am hoping that that isn't too wide for 0-6 month dipes.
I have also learned never to use terry cloth as an inner liner.. not only was it messy but I would have preferred something more cushier for the babies tushy!! (the babies not even here yet and I'm trying build up a nice lil stash! driving myself in the meantime!)
Have any of you used terry velour as an inner liner? Just wondering..
Practice sewing on some scraps of the same thickness that your diaper wil be, and see if you can get it to stretch better.
My favorite elastic is Lastin, but it's only available online, to my knowledge.
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Originally Posted by SugrMagMama
I noticed you had 6/27/2004 after two names... is that your children's b-day?
I was born on 6/27! What a great date!!
My brothers bday is the same day!
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