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I've never used diapers with foe or suedecloth before and when I started making them, I automatically went with microfleece and polybraid elastic since I was familiar with diapers made with those. I decided to branch out and I got foe and suedecloth last week and I'm in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .<br><br>
The suedecloth is so much easier to sew because it doesn't stretch like fleece does. I always had problems getting my fleece even with the pul because of that. And it's softer and STAYS softer, and doesn't get pilly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I made pocket dipes with the foe and an outer cotton print and they haven't wicked AT ALL. I've been facing the shiny side of the pul toward the print. I stuff with a prefold and even though the prefold is almost completely saturated by the time I change him, the outer print is perfectly dry. I've also made covers that are doing equally well.<br><br>
I'm never, ever going back to microfleece! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I love suedecloth too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Another big plus is that it's sooo thin. I've actually used 2 layers of suedecloth for the outside of an aio and it's worked pretty good too. Just like the fleece aio but not as bulky.<br><br>
My next project was to try one something like you said but I was going to T&T (so no outer cotton print - I've been too afraid to try that, but maybe after your results I will!)
 

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I too,have a love of FOE,I find it really great to sew with!<br>
It is just impossible to get over here,but am managing to get it from co op's .<br><br>
I have not located suede cloth here yet.
 

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Can you post photos? I haven't seen instructions for how to do FOE pockets anywhere -- I have some cute poly prints that I'd love to use over PUL, but I'm too nervous to try t&t them (even though they've been washed in DWR).<br><br>
thanks!
 

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Sorry, no pictures. I can't find my camera cord. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I think pockets are SO much easier and quicker with foe, though. I just pin the whole thing together and start at one end of the front wing (so the start and stop point doesn't show when the dipe is being worn). When I get to where I want the pocket to start, I just pull the suedecloth out of the way and just sew and stretch the pul and cotton print along the back. Then when I get to the other side, I just tuck the suedecloth back under the elastic and keep sewing. Easy as pie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I had never sewed with foe before and I managed to make a near-perfect diaper in less than 30 minutes.<br><br>
I'm going to try and find my camera cord though becuse I really want to show them off. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I have had FOE for weeks now.. been debating on using it or not. I think it kinda intimidates me.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I also have just enough suedecloth to make one more diaper for DD and perhaps a couple mamapads for myself.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you post photos? I haven't seen instructions for how to do FOE pockets anywhere -- I have some cute poly prints that I'd love to use over PUL, but I'm too nervous to try t&t them (even though they've been washed in DWR).<br><br>
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If you go to the marvellous new zealand nappy network,the pockets on there are made with FOE and the instructions are good,or to cloe toes dipes there is a brilliant tute on FOE there too.<br><br>
I guess just look in the stickies or google to find them or someone else might have book maeked them!<br><br>
On my blog I have piccies of FOE'd Nappies,you will have to scroll down a little to get to them..............................<br><br><a href="http://www.whoneedsperfect.blogspot.com" target="_blank">www.whoneedsperfect.blogspot.com</a>.<br><br>
It is ver easy,i have seen you M.T's so don't be put of by a little bit of elastic...LOL!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have had FOE for weeks now.. been debating on using it or not. I think it kinda intimidates me.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I also have just enough suedecloth to make one more diaper for DD and perhaps a couple mamapads for myself.</div>
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I was intimidated by it too, that's why it took me so long to buy some! I tried some fleece binding a while back and I messed it up pretty bad, so I was thinking foe would be the same situation. Just go slow at first, until you get a feel for it, and be sure to pull it as tight as it will go where you want it stretched. I also pulled a little bit when going around the corners so they rounded better. Going around the wings was definitely the hardest part, so go slooow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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On my blog I have piccies of FOE'd Nappies,you will have to scroll down a little to get to them..............................<br><br><a href="http://www.whoneedsperfect.blogspot.com" target="_blank">www.whoneedsperfect.blogspot.com</a>.</div>
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Oh please do tell how to make gussets!!!!<br><br>
Your diapers look GREAT!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><br>
BTW, I was told that you cannot use FOE with a AIO or on a cover... cause it will wick??????
 

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Yes, do tell on the gussets... I LOVE them and I have NO idea how to get them going!<br>
Great site by the way, I loved looking at your great dipes, you're so creative. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That is a great idea! I am gonna have lots of PUL very soon so I know what to do with it.<br><br>
What width of FOE do you all use? I ordered 1inch - is that a good width? Isn't it gonna be to wide for newborn/small covers?
 

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I got the 1". Being as though I am not familiar with it.. I did not want to get something that was really hard to use..
 
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