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Old 07-12-2003, 02:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I posted it in the sewing and crafts, but there is just so little traffic, and I wanted everyone to see. I am quite proud This is my first diaper making attempt, and my first applique attempt

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cute, is it a diaper or a cover?
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Oh My Gosh. That is awesome! I am so impressed. My mom is making me some diapers... I'm going to e-mail this link to her.

Way to go!

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it's a fleece AIO. MM lt wt windpro outer, and MM micro inner. I haven't made the soaker yet, had to pre-wash my hemp fleece about 50 times lol
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That is so beautiful!!!
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That looks great! It made me smile. Those flowers are just so happy!
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That is VERY cute! Is it machine appliqued?
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I LOVE it
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I did it with my sewing machine took me forever to figure out the tension so that the bottom thread wasn't coming out the top :LOL
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That is adorable!!! it! And I was so happy when my first attempt at a diaper just looked sort of like a diaper. LOL
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I love it! Its so awesome. I want one. LOL
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Very nice!
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OMG, THAT IS STUNNING! Great job and it' really does deserve it's very own thread. LOOOOOOVE IT.

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I love it, really good applique!
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Hey! This is STILL a forum for showing off your DIAPER creations! Of course, Sewing and Crafts is a good place too, but we Diaper mommas wanna look too!

It is sooooooooooooo adorable!

I'm so impressed with all the new appliques and diaper creations coming forth from the mommas here!
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Wow, that is gorgeous!

I wish I could sew.

mostly WAHM, sometimes WOHM to my : two boys.
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Just wanted to say I love it! WTG mama!
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How cute!
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I love it, what a great creation!

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That is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen. I am looking so forward to receiving my diaper making supples in teh amil next week.

As a total newbie, first 2 in sposies, last but not least, dd will be in CD. I am at a total loss as what material goes with what to make a cover or an AIO.

Please forgive my absolute ineptness and ignorance, but why did you ahve to wash youur hemp fleece forever? I have ordered some and had planned on washing everything before I started, but didn't realize that some had to go through more than once, how do I know when to stop washing?

I am planning on making some tiny covers ( as a mother of 2 in sposies, I AM used to the trim bottom, sorry) for her first few weeks. She has a 2 vessel cord, which, I am led to understand, that means she propbably will have a low birth weight.

Any help woud be appreciated......Thanks,
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Hemp has natural oils in it that repel water and it shrinks terribly. I washed it on hot/warm 3 times with detergent the first 2 times, and then dried on HOT.
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Thanks, that is a help, I would hate to have my new diaper all wonky because I screwed up the washing process.

Another question while this thread is being so helpful..... ......Can I line a MM windpro fleece cover with anything but micro fleece? What would happen if I tried to line it with flannel? I am still tryin gto get the materials all straight here......Thanks again......
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Very nice!! You have quite a talent!
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that is soooooo cute....... what a cute looking dipe......
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If you line it with flannel, the flannel will absorb just like the soaker, so you could only use the cover part once before having to wash, and you may get more compression wicking b/c of only one layer of fleece. You can get really nice quality micro fleece at JoAnn fabrics, doesn't have to be MM, but the outer needs to be MM b/c of it's waterproof qualities. I've learned after messing with MM and cheaper fleeces how to tell by look/feel what will and won't work. And what will and won't pill. Even the anti-pill fleece most fabric stores sell still pills up, and nothing washes as nicely as MM.
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good lookin dipe
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OK, another question. I am full of them. Thanks for your answers so far.

I don't have a serger, and i was planning on sewing inside out and then topsewing the edges together after I turne it right side out. How does this affect the waterproof abilities (wicking, etc)? Should I just use the zig zag stitch on my macing instead on the outisde?

I am sure that I will come up woth more questions, thanks again........I hope they get this sewing diaper board up some time.......
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It shouldn't, but b/c it's fleece it might be easier on your machine to just zig zag it(and fleece doesn't fray so it "should" look fine ) But I am not an expert, I've just been trying to do my research so I can recoup some of the $$ I've spent on diapers by making my own and selling what I've bought :LOL
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Okay, you are always welcome to show off your diaper-sewing abilities here in Diapering, but as this thread has turned to more of the 'sewing' aspect, I'm going to move it on over to Sewing & Crafts now with a re-direct from diapering.
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wish i could see it but the link is not letting it go thru.happy it turned out good for you.
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