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Has anybody used fleece for binding aios or covers instead of FOE? I'm thinking this would be a lot more comfortable. I don't really like the feel of FOE.<br>
Any one tried this? How does it perform?
 

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I think it might end up too thick, depending on the kind of fleece you are using. Plus you would then need elastic instead of the FOE, and I hate doing elastic, so I always use FOE for covers.
 

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Funny you should ask. I have one almost done right now. I'll let you know how it turns out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I just got the fleece binding from walmart. It's too expensive to do a TON of them, though I suppose cost is equivilent to FOE, but then of course, like someone said, I had to add elastic.<br><br>
I'd have it done already if it wasn't for this silly babe who won't stay asleep!<br><br>
One thing I've noticed about it already though. It's so soft! I crinkle it up in my hand and the fleece just makes it feel so... soft and.. cuddly.
 

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Well here's some finished pics. He wore it for about 2 hours (but wasn't cooperating with the picture taking) and it didn't wick around the legs. We'll see how it holds up to repeated washings.<br><br><a href="http://home.alltel.net/sm00212/diaper_07/diaper_07-01.jpg" target="_blank">http://home.alltel.net/sm00212/diape...aper_07-01.jpg</a><br><a href="http://home.alltel.net/sm00212/diaper_07/diaper_07-02.jpg" target="_blank">http://home.alltel.net/sm00212/diape...aper_07-02.jpg</a><br><a href="http://home.alltel.net/sm00212/diaper_07/diaper_07-03.jpg" target="_blank">http://home.alltel.net/sm00212/diape...aper_07-03.jpg</a><br><br>
Ignore the ugle suedecloth inner liner on my lay in soaker <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Hey, for $2/yd I can deal with brown paisley with poop on it right?
 

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i've used fleece for binding lots of times and it works fine. it's like anything else, if it doens't get changed soon/often enough it will evenitually leak. i like it...i think it's a bit of booger to get on sometimes....i just cut a strip off of a big length of fabric for the binding. is there really actual fleece binding that you can buy?
 

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Yea, I think its fairly new. I saw it first at Joann's a few months ago, then saw it at Walmart just with all the other bindings a few weeks ago. I thought, wth, I'll try it. It gets pretty tedious always having to order stuff online. Nice to have something you can get local.
 

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Thanks for the pix, Gethane! I'm going to try it. I'm planning on cutting some strips from some 200 wt fleece that I have. Think that'll work ok?
 

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When I tried making my own fleece binding, it kept getting snagged up in the presser foot. Is there something obvious that I am doing wrong? It's like the foot couldn't really "let go" of it and then move it along...........<br>
I'm thinking that maybe with 4 layers of birdseye also to go thru, I was just asking too much from my machine?<br><br>
-Leah
 

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i used fleece binding on a cpf i cut into a contour shape, worked great, no bunching and is really soft, but its expensive so i probably wont make more, i prefer the plain ol cpfs but have fun, those pics are great by the way!
 
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