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I realized that it was very easy to do, and the results were nice because it gave me customizable stretch near the legs. Several things I want to consider when getting a little bit nicer fabric with stretch for these projects is how to get a nice fit around the legs using a very low-profile, flat, soft elastic like the kind you would find on post-delivery mesh panties. I don't know where to get this, and get it in rubber. I also wonder if I need to get stretchy thread instead because I notice that with a straight stitch, the thread is a bit drawn to its limit when the fabric is stretched Anyone have any ideas for how I can approach this? I am not an experienced sewer<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby">boy: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby">girl: Mother of two sweeties, a wonderful husband.
 

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hi mama! welcome to mdc! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
i use just regular old swimsuit elastic from joann's on mine. i remember the mesh underwear, but i think i was too shellshocked to check out the elastic in them. :LOL have you checked out <a href="http://" target="_blank">lastin</a>? sounds like you only have straight stitch, though, and you need a 3-step zig-zag for lastin. another option is foldover elastic.
 

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Well, I just made these on a prayer because I didn't have much material to work with and this was one of those mothers of invention, if you know what I mean. However, I had a friend smile when I showed them to her and she said she thought they looked really nice. My first one was made from stretchy terry from an old customer gown of mine from my skin care technician days.<br><br>
First I made them in a square shape with just tabs on one end and ties on the other, then with the T-shirts, it evolved into an hourglass shape with at least 9-12 inches at the middle between the thighs for a nice draped fit. The top that folds up from behind baby to the tummy area is like two opposite tabs that are pinned together with/over the soaker material, then the rest of the diaper comes up to the waist over everything else and wraps around to the back and up to the front again. There is another way that is easier, but I find that it takes some effort to get the material underneath secured properly. It ties in front instead of wrapping around the back and coming to the front again. I used ribbing from the shirt necks for the sides of the diaper to help with the closer fit around the legs, but I have also used gentle elastic and that works fine too. The main drawback of the whole affair is that if you have a super wiggler, it will be difficult. The other drawback is the ties get all tangled in the wash if you launder them all together and tieing them together doesn't seem to help much. Sooooo, I am experimenting with the Snappi instead of the ties, but it doesn't have that same cute tied look. However, when you are a busy mother, there is a limit to the cuteness factor! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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we *need* pics! <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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At the bottom of my page it says that I cannot add any attachments. Does that mean I cannot put in pics?
 

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yeah. we usually link to pictures at a site like <a href="http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=7300746&uid=1997118&members=1" target="_blank">picturetrail</a>. (okay, i couldn't help myself, those were totally gratuitous pics of my sweetie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> )
 
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