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Ducko 11-27-2009 12:36 PM

Replacing elastic...
How long should I cut the elastic for the legs on BGOS? I have about 3 diapers that I need to replace the elastic in. I have all the seams ripped out but wondering how long to cut the new stuff because the old stuff is so stretched I can't tell.

mismaggie 11-27-2009 01:44 PM

Re: Replacing elastic...
I think a good rule of thumb is about half the length of the distance from where it starts to where it ends. I may go a little more than half though myslef:thumbsup:

Ducko 11-27-2009 05:52 PM

Re: Replacing elastic...
Thanks. I will get to sewing then!

ThreadsThatBind 11-27-2009 06:14 PM

Re: Replacing elastic...
I've read between 4 inches and 4 1/2 inches in different places. (If you haven't already done them :giggle: )

Ducko 11-27-2009 10:50 PM

Re: Replacing elastic...
I did the little more than 1/2 and it was about 4 inches. That size worked great and are on my sleeping little boy right now. I got a nice snug fit and shouldn't get red marks.

Believer00 11-27-2009 10:52 PM

Re: Replacing elastic...
I'm so glad you posted! I need to do about 5 BG's!

mismaggie 11-28-2009 03:09 AM

Re: Replacing elastic...
You're welcome :)

whirlwindwoman 11-28-2009 09:22 AM

Re: Replacing elastic...
I never cut my elastic until it's in the diaper. It's much easier to sew holding onto the long end. First I feed it through, then tighten up the diaper, then stitch over the top, THEN cut.

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