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SeeOurtney 01-21-2012 01:44 PM

Can I Snappi Minky?
 
Title says it all lol. I'm making some fitteds for our newbie, and the outer fabric is minky. I'd like to do them no-closure style and snappi them..will the minky hold up?

Leiiki 01-21-2012 01:47 PM

Can you Snappi minky? Yes.
Will it hold up? No.

Minky is synthetic so it doesn't have the swell/shrink recovery that natural fibers do. If you poke holes in it and stretch the fabric repeatedly, you'll end up with holey diapers.

FormallyMichele 01-21-2012 02:56 PM

Re: Can I Snappi Minky?
 
Could you sew a layer of another fabric where the snappis will touch?

SeeOurtney 01-21-2012 04:16 PM

Yep I could..not sure what I'd use though. I guess it's a good thing my first try failed miserably, so DD's doll has a new diaper lol.

Leiiki 01-21-2012 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeeOurtney
Yep I could..not sure what I'd use though. I guess it's a good thing my first try failed miserably, so DD's doll has a new diaper lol.

Any cotton knit fabric would be fine, or a woven as long as you flat lock the seam with the minky to prevent pulling. Preshrink everything before sewing, too!


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