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August 19th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Hello all,

After reading so much about cloth diapering today I had a question for those that make diapers...I know that to make it water proof that you have to use pul fabric, my question is can you put another layer of fabric on the outside...some of the pul fabrics are cute and others are not but I don't want to make diapers and then have to put a cover over my cute hard work. I am interested in making pocket diapers but am very overwhelmed at the moment.
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August 19th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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I don't have the experience but from what I've read as long as you don't have bad seams it would be okay to put a cute layer outside. It could leak through stitching and you wouldn't want absorbant fabric wrapping from the inside out as it could pull moisture over to the outside. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone
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If you have a PUL outer layer it should be waterproof, you have to use a polyester thread and then put the diaper through the dryer for 20 minutes or so after its done being stitched together to kind of seal the needle holes. I haven't had any leak problems with the ones I made besides whether I didn't make the leg holes too tight or stupidly put a fabric over the PUL trying to make it cuter lol.
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August 20th, 2012, 09:20 PM
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So you already tried putting another fabric over the pul...that is what I was looking to do. Why didn't it work...some of the pul fabrics are just not cute and there just isn't a wide variety. Well shucks I guess it is back to the drawing board.
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August 21st, 2012, 12:40 AM
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Have you looked at Babyville on JoAnn's fabric site? They have way more prints than in store. Also, I love the feel of the PUL but maybe that's just me...doesn't seem to fade either. Definate bonus!
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I have two I covered with fabric over the PUL. The first one I covered the whole diaper, it soaked through. The second I only covered the butt and wings and its managed to stay dry. I'm sure there are ways to make it work, I just haven't really found it. I have pictures of them on my Facebook. The album is called sewing adventures and is public. Jesi Rice (pic of newborn sticking his tongue out).
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August 21st, 2012, 10:08 AM
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lots of WAHM's make them that way; some leak and some don't. Definitely need to use 100% polyester thread. If you have enough (or more than enough) absorbency for your LO's needs, you'll have less problems with leaking.

They are closed until Sept 15th, but try out www.kidsinthegarden.com for cute PUL prints.
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August 21st, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Greenchild, I wish you made diapers with hemp on the inside and waterproof, I love all your designs but am very very picky about what I want on my baby. That is why I thought that I would just make them so that they would be cute and made of what I want.
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August 21st, 2012, 07:11 PM
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thanks! Unfortunately with my design there just isn't a way to make it waterproof and still be so adjustable. I could do hemp though, if someone ordered enough diapers to make getting hemp fabric worth it. I don't use hemp here at home as my son gets a rash from it when wet.
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August 22nd, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Hello all,
can you put another layer of fabric on the outside...some of the pul fabrics are cute and others are not
You definitely can tkcuddlers lets you put a print fabric panel over the PUL. I have 5 of her diapers and they are great and don't leak at all. I don't know how she does it though

You somehow have to make sure the fabic (even on the seems) never comes in contact with moisture or it will wick and make the outside of the diaper wet. I have some super cute fleece soakers from another place where sadly they didn't do this and the fabric wicks the moisture right outside :/
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