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I have the darling diaper pattern <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> but I would like to make a fabric covered PUL pocket out of it. Do any of you guys have experience with this? I would appreciate any advice to keep the wicking to the minimum.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:<br><br>
I've been thinking about it, but haven't done it yet.
 

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I have been making PUL AIO pockets from this pattern and they are great! I use PUL fabric, added my own DWR coating in the washing machine, this is really important for making sure it doesn't wick. You can buy PUL with DWR, but it is really hard to find, so I bought the DWR at REI and did it myself. Anyway, I use microfleece for the inside of the diaper, and I haven't had any wicking or leaks. I just followed the directions for a waterproof pocket on the Hints Tips and Ideas page. I have even sewn casing for the legs instead of zigzagging the elastic into the seam allowance. No wicking!!!! Love it!!!!!!!! I would post a photo if I knew how to do that.<br>
HTH<br>
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If you mean a layer of print, a layer of PUL.. and then the microfleece.. I'd say save yourself the trouble. There's a VERY good chance it'll wick and you'll curse the diaper every time you use it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If you mean a print that has been sent to the laminator .. go for it! Just know that a print wicks more readily than a solid PUL so it won't be like your most trusted diaper under clothing. Also, look for 1mil prints because they won't be as stiff as the 2mil prints. I've gotten some 2mil cotton prints that were SO stiff it was like posterboard *LOL*... the 1mil is way stiffer than the solid 1mil pul... but still soft enough to use.<br><br>
have fun!<br><br>
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i did it with some 100% poly knit fabric and didn't have a problem with it. it was kind of a pain to sew, though, b/c the poly was really slippery. and i'm just not crazy enough about any poly prints i've seen to try again. i have been thinking that now that it's diaper ant t-shirt weather, it might be fun to go ahead and do it with cotton with the understanding that it'll be somewhere between a fitted and an aio in terms of leak protection.
 

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i got them at joann's. they're kind of silky feeling and very stretchy. my joann's still had lots of them today and i think they're only like 2.99 a yard. they have several that i really like with lots of pink in them, but not much very good if you've got a boy and you worry about dressing him like a boy. my little guy is pretty comfortable in pink though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hee hee about the pink! Pink is a great color and it is terrible that boys aren't dressed in it more often. I might try the poly fabric and see what happens. And I had thought I had read something about PUL pockets in the pattern but I had forgotten where it was and there it was in the hints section! Thanks! So if I buy PUL it is a good idea to treat the underside with DWR? I have an REI down the street so I will go pick some up. Good ideas and I will give it a try.<br><br>
Has anyone tried putting some cotton fabric over fleece instead of PUL for the outside? Fleece should breathe more than PUL. But would it wick worse? I have my FBs to use when I need complete leak protection, but I want some cute dipes for home use.
 
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