What do I need to know about sewing AIOs? I've been T&T fitteds with no problems. Would I do the AIOs the same way, just with pul as the outer instead of flannel? Anything to watch out for? What is a good source for pul?<br>
Also interested in AIO's. I'm trying to understand the concepts and which fabrics would work best together. And why AIO vs. pocket? I would definitely want quick-dry soakers. Now for the outer... you don't want to machine-dry PUL, correct, so you'd have to line-dry these? Can you machine wash and dry fleece the same as your diapers? I might try that as an outer, too.
No great expert here but,this is what I know.................<br><br>
When making AIo you cut the PUL bigger than the inner layers.<br>
You can indeed machine dry PUl I hear,infact after sewing it I belive a hot dry seals the needle holes up.Therefore making it more waterproof again.<br><br>
I think pockets /AIO is a perosnal taste thing.<br><br>
I get my Pul form the various Co ops which are around on Yahoo.<br><br>
You can have AIo with external soakers.<br><br>
This much I think is helpful,but I have not made any AIO at all,I have no dryer,and think pockets and fitteds with fast dry soakers will be great for my newborn.<br>
But when I get more PUl from my next CO Op binge,then I may start making some for meduim sized as I think I just fancy the making!!!!!!
And why AIO vs. pocket?<br>
This is usually a personal preference. I've had pockets and got tired of stuffing the pocket quickly. I guess I'm just lazy. I actually don't plan on making true AIOs because I hear they take forever to dry. I plan on making a shell with a small soaker and then having a lay in heavier soaker. You can machine dry pul. I've heard it can make the pul wear out quicker and then from others I've heard pul was originally made for the medical field and it is made to stand up to high temps. You definitely want to dry it in the dryer after making it once, because it will seal the little holes the needle makes in the pul. Fleece is machine washed/dryed same as the diapers. I like fleece because it's so soft and breathable, but they are typically not as trim as pul dipes and have compression wicking.
Any idea how much bigger the pul needs to be? I'll have to look in to some coops. I just don't feel like waiting. I'm planning on making mine with a lay in soaker so it doesn't take forever to dry.<br><br>