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I'd like to make my own wipes, and I'd love to serge the edges (so they hopefully won't curl) but I don't have a surger. Is there anyway I can do this? I read something about doing a faux serge with an overlock stitch - will that work?<br><br>
Course I don't even know what that is, but I'm hoping my mom will! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> She has a Pfaff sewing machine, if that makes a difference.<br><br>
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I just made a bunch of wipes last night. I used an overlock stitch to make mine and so far they're holding up well.
 

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Sorry for butting in. I'm also looking to make my own wipes. What kind of material/fabric did you choose? What length/width of the overlock stiches to use? Thanks.
 

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I used a VERY thin flannel (2 different patterns) together. I made them varying sizes too as I will use them for nose-wipes as well.
 

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i either turn and topstitch or try to use my machine like a serger.<br><br>
I make mine about 8 x 8 (i measured the size of my hand extended and added a bit). I have made some from old towels (if you do cut up old towels do it outside it is a lint-y project!). I also have some flannel/flannel. Honestly the best ones I have have a flannel on one side and something like an old towel or velour on the other. The washcloth-y type side is great for grabbing poop (sorry if TMI) and then I like the flannel for cleaning up the job).<br><br>
Flannel and flannel is great for blowing noses and wiping up spit up too.
 
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