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I'm using flannel and cotton woven outer flannel inners and hmp or microfiber soaker pads<br>
I want to figure out another fabric but flannel I hate knit PITA to sew<br>
So give me some ideas<br>
Flannel is working well and is so soft a little pilly but OMG it is soft
 

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I'm no help. Flannel is the only woven I have made diapers out of. Maybe twill or birdseye? I haven't used either for diapers but I have made pants out of twill and it was pretty easy to sew. Other than that I have pretty much just used knits like sherpa, velour, hemp. A walking foot makes knits a million times easier to sew.<br><br>
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Newbie to sewing that I am, I had to look this one up...<br><br>
Courtesy of <a href="http://www.sewingweb.com/dictionary/#w" target="_blank">http://www.sewingweb.com/dictionary/#w</a><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">A walking foot is an attachment for your sewing machine that enables smoother sewing when using several layers or fabric. It provides an extra bit of hold from the top that works with the feed dogs below the fabric, pushing the fabric during the sewing process. It "walks" the fabric. It also works well with slippery fabrics that may need control not available with the feed dogs only.</td>
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Where would I buy a walking foot. I'm having lots of trouble with knits lately<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Your local fabric store will have them. They're usually around $30. I need to get one...
 

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Looks like they are somewhat universal, but can vary depending on the shank you have. A good sewing shop should be able to get you the right one based on your make/model number.
 

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not if you have a Bernina--they're like $100, or maybe $80, I can't remember. But oh how I wish I could afford one to go with my new-to-me 10 year old bernina!
 

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A walking foot, hey? I just bought an overlock / overedge foot yesterday ($17 cdn) but for the life of me I cannot see what the difference is between using that and just zig-zagging over the edge. Maybe I should return it and get a walking foot.
 
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