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So I finally made my first recycled t-shirt diaper today. It looks ok, but I had LOTS of trouble with the t-shirt material. Because it was so stretchy, my stitching wasn't as straight as I would have wanted. It doesn't show too much since it's a topstitched and turned diaper but I was wondering if there's something I can do for when I make the next diaper...
 

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Pin. Pin a lot! And then sew slowly, until you get a feel for what you're doing. My first few t-shirt prefolds looked like garbage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: I had to relearn the lots-of-pins thing, because my mom had trained me to use as few pins as possible. But in the case of diapers made from stretch knits....pin the crap out of 'em.
 

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mehndi mama...if I do a topstitched diaper with t-shirt material, I'm able to stitch the wrong side of the fabric, but when I turn the diaper over, there's so much material that I'm not able to straight stitch over the fabric again, probably because of all of the layers stuck together (I used 4 layers). I'm wondering if my sewing machine can handle that many layers or if there's something I can do to adjust it (even with the sewing foot all the way up, it's still a tight fit!).<br><br>
I made a second diaper later on in the day, and I did pin the crap out of it...worked a lot better!
 

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If you find that you're having trouble with all the layers, you can try eliminating one I suppose. How big are you making your seam allowances? If you sew with a 1/4" seam allowance, you can do your topstitching 1/4" in from the edge so you're still only sewing through 4 layers, if that will help.
 
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