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has anyone used hemp fabric as stuffers? I really like the idea of this, b/c hopefully I wouldn't have to size up as the baby grows, just fold different. plus all of my joey's fall apart so easily.

what type of fabric woudl you rec, where to buy, and do I need to serge edges at all?

I'm envisioning having several different "sizes" of hemp fabric flats that I can fold into insert sizes (for fb's).
 

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You can do this! You can zig-zag the edges, go over it a couple of times and it will hold really well for you. Or if you have a serger that's even easier. Hemp will fray a little if you don't serge or stitch. If you're looking for something tougher than the jersey your joey bunz are made of, I would get hemp fleece or french terry. 3 layers of that are about equal in absorbency to a JB. So if you tri-folded a square, you'd be all set. I would check www.hemptraders.com if you're looking for something cheap. They sell scraps (big scraps!) in packages by the pound I think. Otherwise you can find hemp at www.diapershop.com. Hope that helps!
 

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Originally Posted by vanilla
If you're looking for something tougher than the jersey your joey bunz are made of, I would get hemp fleece or french terry. 3 layers of that are about equal in absorbency to a JB. So if you tri-folded a square, you'd be all set.
Good to know. I had no idea they were more absorbant than hemp jersey.
 

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Yes, yes! Hemp fleece is much more absorbant than jersey. Of course it's thicker, but I figure in the end it all works out. If you're really trying to get exact areas of extra absorbancy, then hemp jersey is easier to fold and such, but if you're just tri-folding, hemp fleece is super! I got some of it myself and have been making my own doublers/inserts! MUCH, MUCH cheaper! Heck, you can get a yard of hemp fleece for just a bit more (maybe $2 more) than you'd pay for a new JB insert!!! And with a yard, you'll get quite a few inserts!

(I actually got my hemp fleece from Terri at FMBG
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thanks!!! that is great to know
now, if 3 layers of hemp fleece is about the same as the 7 layer jb hemp jersey, how much bulkier is it? I'm not really a bulk fanatic, just curious


now i guess i need to learn how to use my sewing machine....
 

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Three layers of hemp fleece is trim, trim trim!

I use a big rectangle of hemp french terry (about the same as fleece) folded into 8 layers plus a trifolded microfibre insert in my large HHs and even this is pretty trim. Plus they dry really fast and don't get stinky.
I just zigzagged the edges and after at least 6 months are holding up fine.
 
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