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<p>Hi everyone,</p>
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<p>I'm new to the forums, so hello!</p>
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<p>I'm on my second pregnancy and while I cloth diapered part-time for my first, I was working outside the home with a long commute, and I stuck to pockets and AIOs to keep things convenient.</p>
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<p>Now that I'm working from home, I'd like to try CD-ing full time so I need more diapers. I decided I want to try wool covers, which totally intimidated me the first time around. But, having a smaller budget this time I want to try making my own out of some old wool sweaters I had been saving.</p>
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<p>Of course now I am eyeing up everything and saying, "Can I make a diaper out of that?" <img alt="wink1.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif"> I came across a 2-layer wool-and-fleece scarf I got as a gift and never once wore. It's cute, but I found it too thick to wear as a scarf. According to the tag, the wool layer is 100% lambswool, the lining is 100% polyester. Would I be better off separating the layers and doing it that way? Do I absolutely need to felt the wool? Would lanolizing create problems for the fleece layer?</p>
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<p>Thanks very much for your input! I'm happy to be here.</p>
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<p>Sarah</p>
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<p>Separate the layers.  You may be able to make a cover out of the fleece lining, but that part is machine washable, and the way fleece holds smells, you'll want to wash it.  The wool is not machine washable, and doesn't hold smells. </p>
 

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<p>Ah, that makes sense. Thanks so much!</p>
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<p>Should I run the wool layer through a hot wash to felt it up a bit? Or just sew it and then lanolize? </p>
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<p>BTW, I am absolutely in awe of my little purple tube of Lansinoh. It was the only thing that got me through the first 4 tearful weeks of BF with my son. Since then I've used it for everything from chapped lips to boo-boos to sore baby bottoms. Now it's going to help me diaper the next kid? What can't this stuff do? <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"></p>
 

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<p>does the fabric look like it'll unravel if you cut into it?  Or is it already felted a bit?  Do you have a serger? </p>
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<p>If it's a looser, visible weave/knit, not felted and you don't have a serger, then felt it first. </p>
 
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