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#1 of 2 Old 08-05-2003, 05:14 PM - Thread Starter
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For all you sewing Mammas out there... How many inserts can I get out of 6 yards of hemp fleece??? I want to make JB size inserts about 4 layers thick.
I am new to sewing, though I have a machine. I am going to praxctice with some fabric from old cotton shirts. Any suggestions or tips???
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Ok, I'm a newbie dipe sewer too...but I've sewn up a lot of doublers in the past few days (my lil man is a heavy wetter ).

I made mini-doublers that were 5in long by 3in wide. I had a yard of hemp fleece and I got about ten 3 ply mini-doublers out of it.

The number of inserts you're going to get will vary by the size and the number of layers in your doublers/inserts. I tried the two ply inserts before and they were just too thin. Four ply inserts are pretty thick if you're using fleece...you may want to make up a couple of test inserts and see if they're too bulky.

BTW I made mini-doublers to go on top of my regular JB inserts when I stuff my FB and HH. Putting two JBs in the pocket was too bulky for my taste so I put in the extra layers where I needed it...up front since my babe is a boy.

Oh, I also don't have a serger so I used the overcasting stich on my machine instead of turning and topstitching. The zigzag stitch works good too.

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