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I was stuffing pockets just now, and discovered holes in one of my 3 month old Joey Bunz!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: They're just inside the serging line, along a 3 inch area. It's on both sides of that edge. None of my other inserts have holes, and these are only 3 months old! Could it have been rogue Touch Tape (on one of my covers) that snagged it?<br><br>
I just bleached my inserts the other day, but surely that wouldn't cause holes in just one bleaching, right? It was 1/4 cup of bleach in a medium size water level, with just 10 inserts in the water. They've never been bleached before that.
 

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All of my Joeys have holes in them. I think it is a combination of the thin hemp jersey and the serging. I have hemp fleece inserts that I have been using much longer than my Joeys with no holes.
 

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I totally agree that the thin hemp jersey and where it has been serged must create weak areas. I have the same issues as you describe and they have never been bleached.<br><br>
I should add that I still use them, holes and all, and they still absorb TONS!<br><br>
Laura
 

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not only do most of my joeys have that.. but last week I used a caleb's corner hemp jersey insert as a soaker in an aio I made, and there's holes all around where the needle went through to zigzag it to the diaper!<br><br>
I think it's just super thin material... there were holes where I put the needle but then ripped the thread out. It seems the simple act of poking a hole in it is all you need <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
They all still work fine though.
 

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My JoeyBunz do the same thing. You should see my poor Rumpsters! They look horrible, all holey and fraying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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All of my hemp stuff gets holes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My 2 SOS dipes are the worse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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I looked closely, and it looks like they are first topstitched with a natural thread color, then they're serged on top of that. In the places where the topstitching (natural thread) is outside of the serged area (green thread) - that's where my holes are developing. It's the topstitching. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I wonder if maybe a bigger needle was used for that or something?<br><br>
Oh well. I will keep using it of course... until it completely falls apart. :LOL I just wasn't expecting this to happen so soon. I mean, I bought them in August - new! Just another tick on the list of reasons why I'm not liking hemp lately. At least I've figured out the stinkies (knock on wood). I'll probably love hemp again when baby #2 is at the heavy peeing yet still small stage (the point at which I gave up on cloth with DS). But for a 16 month old that is a moderate wetter, I don't actually need hemp to have trimness. A prefold isn't that bulky on him now, and it holds more than enough. My AIO with a 2 layer velour tri-fold soaker is thin, yet holds plenty for normal daytime use (I add a preemie prefold for naptime though). So I'm just not feeling the hemp love now, but I'm sure I will again... one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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sometimes its the needle thats used when sewing the hemp...hemp is a knit and needs a rounded tip needle to avoid snagging the fabric which will lead to holes. i wouldnt think one bleaching would cause your inserts to get holes, so dont beat yourself up about that.
 
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