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How hard is it to work with (sew with)? I am kind of intimidated by its price and difficulty. But, I am thinking I want to try it. What do you think of a 2-layer velour pocket fitted? Would that be cool? I've got tons of microfiber towels and inserts to stuff them with, and with wool covers and wraps this might be a good nighttime dipe. Any thoughts/suggestions?<br><br>
I would have to go get some at Jo-Ann's for now (have 40% coupon) and then if I like it, order from a coop.<br><br>
Added: How is the absorbency? Is it worth the extra bulk?
 

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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> velour!!! It can be a bit tricky to work with simply because it's a bit thicker and quite stretchy... but, when working with only velour (as in, a fitted that's all velour), it's really not so bad... it mostly gets tricky when you're sewing a layer of PUL to a layer of velour! My best advice: pin, pin, pin!!!! If you do that, it's not bad at all!<br><br>
I think your idea sounds great ... I've never tried it myself, so I can't *guarantee* anything, of course, but it should work <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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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">:<br><br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> velour! But it is a pain to sew. I haven't tried a velour/velour diaper yet, but that sounds like it would definitely be easier than velour/other fabrics. And yes, pin pin pin.<br><br>
Velour isn't horribly expensive, btw. You can get it from co-ops for about $4-4.50/yd sometimes. I know <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/allnaturalfabrics/" target="_blank">allnaturalfabrics</a> has khaki velour for $4/yd right now, and it's in stock (ie, if you order it, it will ship immediately). The BKT she has is nice too... makes the BEST wipes, especially backed with velour. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Awesome! I think I'm going to do the velour-velour pocket. Solves my other dilemma of what to do with my PUL & microfleece, too (more pockets!)
 

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I like velour because it holds up better in the wash, it does not wick moisture away from baby though, it stays wet. If your baby is not sensitive it should be fine. I have only sewed it to a layer of PUL and I agree PIN A LOT, it stretches even when you are cutting it.
 

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I agree with the pinning advice,for me the thing with velour is not the sewing per se,rather the fact that it roll instantly on cutting round the edges!<br>
I like to serge it ,but pop in a ball point needle and give it a go,the results ,if you ask me are well worth the bit of extra effort!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Forgive the hijack, but is it okay to use cotton velour for the outside of a microfiber insert (so I don't have to touch the yucky feeling microfiber)? I mean, will the velour let the moisture go through it and into the microfiber inner? TIA!
 

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I have many velour outer/velour inner pockets and they rock! It is easy to sew velour/velour together, but a PITA to sew velour with anything non-stretchy. Anyway, stuffed with 2 flats or one big microfiber towel it is an excellent night diaper. And a great day diaper with one flat. They do run a bit big since it is so stretchy so you might want to reduce the wings a bit when sewing.<br><br>
And you can totally use velour over microfiber. Velour gets wet like any other cotton, but for some reason it feels nicer wet than flannel does.
 

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Just want to add that my super sensitive boy will only sleep in velour at night...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> He loves it. And while he does like to be changed out of it if it is soaking soppy wet, he will not fuss even close to what he does in hemp or sherpa. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I've been making velour/velour fitteds, with different colors on the inner and outer. They rock, as far as absorbency. I cut down on bulk by cutting the stride out a bit, but they're not trim by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not against a fluffy tushy, though, so I plan on making a bunch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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