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April 21st, 2011, 06:36 AM
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I have 30 old fitteds that I used with DD years ago. The elastic is completely shot, but the fabric is still in fantastic shape, as is the aplix. I was going to try to repair all the elastic but then I thought I could maybe convert them to AIO's while I'm at it? Do you think that's doable? I'm thinking I would add the elastic and an outer PUL shell all at once. Take off the aplix and add snaps.... How would you go about doing this?

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April 21st, 2011, 09:08 AM
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I think it's do-able. Probably the fastest and easiest way to do it would be to bind it with Fold over elastic, that way it gets finished and elasticized in one step.
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April 21st, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Good idea Susie, but then it will be elastic all the way around the diaper, no? Is that too much?
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April 21st, 2011, 12:00 PM
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No, you only stretch it on the legs and back, front if you wanted. FOE is only like 25 cents a yard on some sites, so it's not that expensive to do an entire diaper. Are your fitteds just serged around the edges, or are the seams turned in?
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April 21st, 2011, 12:10 PM
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On the areas you don't "need" the elastic, sew it on in it's unstretched state. On the back of the diaper and between the legs, stretch it as you put it on, like you would with regular elastic. Think of Thirsties or other diapers with FOE, the elastic isn't gathering the fabric all the way around.
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April 21st, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Thanks ladies. They're turned in if I remember correctly.
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April 21st, 2011, 04:32 PM
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I they are turned in it will be a lot faster to use FOE, since you can just cut it at the stitching rather than have to seam rip everything.

I don't do the FOE along the front, I put the pul and inner right sides together, stitch the side and front around the snaps. Then flip it and add the FOE around the other sides, and topstitch the finished edge. If you look at my covers in my store you can see what I mean: Cobalt Blue and Chocolate Brown OS snap Cloth Diaper by FreeRose
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April 21st, 2011, 05:39 PM
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Yep, I understand! I'm going to try one or two and see how it goes....

Nice covers....
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April 21st, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Thanks!

The FOE is pretty easy to get used to, if you can make your tabs round it's easy to stretch it around the curves. I think it comes out looking nicer than trying to miter corners.
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