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I have an online store where I sell handmade mama pads and batik wetbags.<br>
The batik wetbags are made with a cotton batik outer and a separate PUL liner inside. The two bags are completely separate and don't share a seam other than on top where I sew them together around the zipper.<br>
I just found out I am having my first girl in September and I want to go crazy with my beautiful batik fabrics and make some pocket diapers for her (and DS who will otherwise suffer diaper envy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br>
But how do I solve the wicking problem when making a diaper?<br>
The cotton batik that I'd want to use over the PUL would HAVE to be sewn to it around the legs etc.<br>
But I've seen double layer diapers listed for sale before so there's got to be a way to do it!<br>
How? What's the secret to non-wicking cotton over PUL diapers?
 

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The best way I've tried is to serge the diapers, make AI2's w/ a snap in soaker or use FOE. That way, the cotton isn't touching the wet parts as easily so that it's less likely to wick.
 

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Thanks!<br><br>
Here's my next question though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> :<br><br>
I was assmebling some pockets this morning (from the dryer) and I own a few that use the double layer method with a decorative outer fabric and a PUL liner inside - a *******'s Pants and a few Chunky Monkeys.<br>
I was surprised to see that they both still had the laminated surface face the pocket/insert way.<br>
I would have let the fabric side be the inside figuring it would give the laminate a little extra protection from getting stuffed over and over.<br>
I can see the reason why with single layer PUL you'd definitely would want the fabric side out and the laminate facing in because the laminate could get so easily scratched with little ones sitting, sliding, etc around on it.<br>
What is the reason that it still should face towards the inside/pocket/insert with a double layer construction?
 

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subbing because i've been thinking the same things!<br><br>
i was thinking of doing a cover with a layer of pul, fabric side toward inside of diaper, then a fun cotton print against the laminate side to see on the outside. i was thinking of doing it with FOE to connect the layers and finish the edges as well. any thoughts on whether thiat would work?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks!<br><br>
Here's my next question though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> :<br><br>
I was assmebling some pockets this morning (from the dryer) and I own a few that use the double layer method with a decorative outer fabric and a PUL liner inside - a *******'s Pants and a few Chunky Monkeys.<br>
I was surprised to see that they both still had the laminated surface face the pocket/insert way.<br>
I would have let the fabric side be the inside figuring it would give the laminate a little extra protection from getting stuffed over and over.<br>
I can see the reason why with single layer PUL you'd definitely would want the fabric side out and the laminate facing in because the laminate could get so easily scratched with little ones sitting, sliding, etc around on it.<br>
What is the reason that it still should face towards the inside/pocket/insert with a double layer construction?</div>
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It definitely should still face the inside with a double layer construction to give even more "waterproofness" to the outside- it will be protecting straight at the source- the wet insert, vs having to touch the 'fabric' part of the PUL, and THEN the plastic part being in the middle, kwim?
 
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