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I ordered some bulk hemp from Hemp Traders and ended up with 5 yds of jersey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Last time I was thrilled to get hemp fleece and stretch terry, but I'm not so sure about the jersey. I think it'll be nice for a hidden layer in the diaper body- I assume I use 1 layers? What about soakers, is it worth using double the layers or should I just get some fleece? It's been kind of fun to order from the Traders because I like surprises, but this time I'm not so sure...
 

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I wish I could help! I made a bunch of fitteds using hemp jersey internal soakers, but they're all NB size, and so I haven't tried them yet.<br><br>
I'm interested in seeing what other people say about this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hemp jersey can be used lots of places. It's nice next to baby and even on the outside (crickettsdiapers.com uses it everywhere). 5 layers make a great soaker pad, or pocket diaper insert. And it takes stamping really well if you play with proicon dyes. I *think* my Bottombumpers diaper was all hemp jersey too.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And it takes stamping really well if you play with proicon dyes.</div>
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Hmmm, can you (or anyone) elaborate? I've considered stamping, but wasn't sure what to use, or how... do you make a "stamp pad"of paper towels and dye, or thicken the dye somehow?
 

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I've never done it, so I'm not sure what they use - but I've seen such cute stamps on stuff. I had a Luxe Baby cover with blue dragonflies stamped all over it and I saw a hemp jersey diaper once with orange pumpkins stamped all over it. So cute! Would just a scrapbooking rubber stamp work?
 

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<a href="http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips/monthly-projects/january02/january02.html" target="_blank">Here</a> are comprehensive instructions (with pix!) for fabric stamping with ZimPrints<br><a href="http://www.lennastamp.com/instructions/" target="_blank">Here</a> are good general instructions<br>
and just for good measure, <a href="http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/239592-AA.shtml" target="_blank">here</a> is a link to Dharma's fabric stamping inks section<br><br>
HTH!
 

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Thanks for the info! I'm not so sure DH will thank you though, combining my love for stamping, sewing and fluff together could be dangerous for our finances! :LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the info! I'm not so sure DH will thank you though, combining my love for stamping, sewing and fluff together could be dangerous for our finances! :LOL</div>
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:LOL Same here! Tell your dh the same thing I'm telling mine: "but sweetie, I'm going to go into business for myself, so this is a business expense". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"> Not that it works for me, but y'never know... :LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">:LOL Same here! Tell your dh the same thing I'm telling mine: "but sweetie, I'm going to go into business for myself, so this is a business expense". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"> Not that it works for me, but y'never know... :LOL</div>
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I'm already in business with the daycare and as much as I dream of becoming a sewing WAHM, I don't think he'll go for it in addition to the daycare. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Hmmm... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/idea.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="idea"> If I use the dyes for a daycare art project first, then it really will be a business expense, and I can use the leftovers for diapers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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well, i don't like hemp jersey for diapers (except if you dye or stamp it for an outer layer), but it's awsome for clothes -- kids t-shirts and shorts and pants and dresses. and mama clothes, too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well, i don't like hemp jersey for diapers (except if you dye or stamp it for an outer layer), but it's awsome for clothes -- kids t-shirts and shorts and pants and dresses. and mama clothes, too.</div>
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Why don't you like it for diapers? (Worried because I just cut and half-sewed 3 diapers with the jersey today...)
 

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Amy, maybe you will like it. I think it is a personal preference thing. I used to have some Cricketts that were hemp jersey, and I found I preferred a diaper that had more substance than hemp jersey gives in the diaper body. And then I discovered OC fleece, so hemp jersey lost twice! But I think it is awesome for trim inserts for pocket diapers.<br><br>
So let us know if you like your new diapers when you finish them and try them out!
 

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IMO, hemp fleece or hemp terry is better for a diapers construction. For inserts if you are going to use hemp JERSEY , I would use AT LEAST 6 layers. I believe 3 layers jersey is equal to ONE layer of hemp fleece. So for the money you really get more for the fleece because you dont have to use as much.<br><br>
I have never used jersey for construction of a diaper. I have used it for an absorbant layer of a BIB though.. <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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oops! i didn't mean to worry you! i used to have two cricket's hemp jersey diapers that we used for overnight and loved, so you may end up very happy with your jersey dipes. but then i discovered hemp fleece and hemp french terry... french terry is my favorite. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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