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I have some prefolds that are fraying badly at the sides.<br><br>
If I went and bought some fleece binding and sewed that on, would it help to get more life out of the prefolds ?<br><br>
I'd serge them, but to catch the fabric, I'd lose at least 2" of the width, and I simply cannot afford to lose any !!
 

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anyone ?
 

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I used fleece to bind the edges of some prefolds that I turned into fitteds. It made a nice casing for the elastic. I'm sure it would work great for your purposes too. It won't unravel.<br><br>
Moving this to diaper sewing . . .
 

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Man you are really working to get as many diapers together as you can! Go you! <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 would do it! It won't affect the functionality of the diapers at all, and I bet it would be cute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Couldn't you just use flannel too? A cute print would be so pretty, and it would probably cost about the same or less than fleece binding and still be so soft for your baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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flannel frays though; which is why I thought of using the fleece.
 

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I think the fleece sounds like a good idea, or if you want to use cute flannel prints, you could make bias tape from it and use that to edge the prefolds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It does, but it should be ok if you fold the edges under. Also, fabric frays less if you rip it IME, and you wouldnt necessarily have to do bias bands, I think on grain strips wrapped around the sides would work.<br><br>
Fleece bind just seems expensive and bulky to me. But maybe not.
 
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