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Hi y'all!<br>
I found an interesting notion on the clearance table at my local fabric store - labeled "Stretch Binding" - it is made of 85% nylon, 15% spandex, and is the type of binding you would see on polar fleece vests or jackets (like on the cuffs and bottoms). The price seemed good and they had a few colors so I bought a bunch to try it out, thinking I could substitute it for FOE when making covers and AIOs.<br>
I think given the materials used that wicking would not be a problem, but don't know how well it will work subbing in for elastic. Has anyone ever used this, or anyone have any opinions of how well it would work? It does not seem quite as heavy-duty as elastic, ie. there is maybe not quite as much stretching oomph, if that makes sense. But it is nice and soft and stretchy.<br>
Any thoughts, anyone?<br>
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I think the "It does not seem quite as heavy-duty as elastic, ie. there is maybe not quite as much stretching oomph" is the key. Based only on that, I probably would not use it. The "stretch binding" I have seen in the fabric stores looks like more of a decoration or a binding to a single layer knit or fleece garment than one that could be relied upon to hold stretch in a diaper. I have bought one in the past that had a lot of stretch (I used it for a top in my pre-CD days"), but it was almost $5 a yard! I have FOE bought from several different places (diaper sites, co-ops, and SewBaby) that all are very different, but are very elastic and work well for diapers.
 

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Hi these WAHm in the Uk use a similar thing for thier nappies.......<br><br>
Check them out,<br><br><a href="http://www.weenotions.wahmall.co.uk/traderplus/" target="_blank">http://www.weenotions.wahmall.co.uk/traderplus/</a><br><br><br>
I think it will be fine<br><br>
Love jayne
 

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If it doesn't have enough stretch to use as elastic, you could always put regular elastic right on the edge of the cover and then use the binding to cover it.<br><br>
Jamie
 
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