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Old 06-12-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Help with doubler sewing

I ordered a yard of hemp fleece and a yard of hemp terry to make doublers.

But...I've never ordered doublers, so I'm just going off what I've seen on the web (I'm still pregnant and new to cd-ing)

I don't have a serger, which complicates things a bit.

I made one, and it went okay, but I'm not sure that I'm doing it the best way. I used 2 layers of fleece and two of terry (one side fleece out, the other terry out) and the whole thing was approx. 5x12. I ran a 1/4 straight stitch around the perimeter, and filled it in with a zig-zag (and switched feet so it didn't curl)

I think the whole thing would look better T&T'd, but the fabric is just too think to do that with 4 layers.

Can I get away with using fewer layers, or should I use all 4? Am I doing this the best way?

Of course, I *could* order them, but what's the fun in that?

Thanks!

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Re: Help with doubler sewing

If you want to T&T, make the inner layers about 1/4 inch smaller on each side than the outer layers. With a straight stitch, sew the inner layers to one of the outer layers, then sew the the two outers together, right sides together and then turn, voila! Make sense?
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: Help with doubler sewing

Yes...that does make sense

In fact, I have no idea why I didn't think of that (well, I do...it was 1:30 am)

Should I be using 4 layers, or should I cut back to 2 or 3? Obviously, the less layers I use the more I can make, but I also want them to work well.

Is 5x12 a good size?

Thanks...and sorry for all the questions

I think this will be more intuitive when I have a baby to try it out on
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Re: Help with doubler sewing

IMPO hemp & other materials take a long time to try. I almost think that making 2 layers would work best but you can make it so that they are foldable? I dunno just trying to help LOL
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Ok, here's a cheat sheet for how many layers you want in dipes:
http://diaperdivas.proboards57.com/i...ead=1142347907
But you don't need as many in a doubler if you have some layers in the diaper itself. Also, since newborns are changed so often, you don't need as many layers- I wouldn't know how many though, we used PFs.

For hemp fleece and terry, the cheat sheet says 3 layers in a soaker, so if you have one layer in the diaper, you only need 2 in the soaker- make sense so far? But, for a newborn, you may not need even that many.

5x12 sounds ok, I would make them a bit narrower and even a little shorter if you're using these with a diaper.

The PP suggested doing a foldable doubler. These seem really popular. You make it like 1 layer of the terry/fleece and maybe 1 layer flannel so you can T&T them. Make it like 9X9 or so with two seams sewn down in thirds so they fold in thirds and it will dry a lot faster. Those will last for your whole CDing time too.
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