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Old 04-01-2011, 09:54 PM   #11
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Re: UpCycled Fitteds?

Love the upcycled t-shirt idea. I saw a website once where someone did that and I've wanted to try making them ever since. I just don't have any cool shirts to try it on yet. If you make one I'd like to see a picture

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:18 PM   #12
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Re: UpCycled Fitteds?

What if you offered to make upcycled diapers out of people's t-shirts? Like they would send you the t-shirt that they wanted used?

I really like your concept. You are right that there is not much out there for prefitteds. The main one being (of course) GMD and Tinkle Traps. There was Piggy Prefolds but I can't remember if they are still around...

Personally, I like the feel of flannel but really dislike the look. I never buy diapers made from flannel. It looks so faded and cheap after just a couple of washes...at least in my limited experience with flannel diapers. I stopped buying them after I realized that flannel gets wash worn so fast.

I know there was at least one or maybe two tutorial threads on DS for prefitteds. In case you haven't seen these....for ideas....
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=360788

http://fernandfaerie.com/frugaldiapering.html

http://www.diapersewing.com/prefold_to_fitted.htm

Also doing a quick search on Etsy came up with
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #13
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Re: UpCycled Fitteds?

Oh, an idea on using fleece. Personally I would like to try that out. Fleece would technically make it an aio. In fact, isn't that what BSRB uses to make their aio? But it would depend on what fleece you used as to how bulky it would be, kwim?

http://hyenacart.com/BagshotRowBambo...Crowns-on-Blue

I don't know of any other diaper that uses fleece and not pul/zorb to make an aio.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #14
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Oh, an idea on using fleece. Personally I would like to try that out. Fleece would technically make it an aio. In fact, isn't that what BSRB uses to make their aio? But it would depend on what fleece you used as to how bulky it would be, kwim?

http://hyenacart.com/BagshotRowBambo...Crowns-on-Blue

I don't know of any other diaper that uses fleece and not pul/zorb to make an aio.
I used fleece on my pocket diapers I sold on here a couple of years ago. Fleece makes an awesome breathable AIO
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I'm reviving this thread- I have been sewing diapers for my ds lately and playing around with materials (fleece,flannel, poly velour, cotton t-shirts) & making adjustments to RRP: turning it into a fitted, adding velco or snaps.

My mom & I are talking about starting a WAHM business & I think there could be a lot of interest in "turn your old favorite t-shirt into you new favorite diaper"

So what do you think? Is this something that interests you? Would you prefer fitteds, aio, or pocket? Should we offer various types of diapers or just one?

What type of inner material would you like? OCV, OBV, poly velour, micro-fleece, suede-cloth?

What type of absorbent material do you like?

What type of closure? Aplix, snaps, snapiable?

Elastic along the back? What about elastic along the front?

Do you like turned & top-stitched or serged?

How would you go about setting up testers?

Here are some example that I have made:

Made with t-shirt, no closure


This is flannel, but shows snaps- which I think I will add a third snap.




This shows the poly velour inner. I find poly velour feels dryer than OBV or OCV.

Going to make some tomorrow using some t-shirts with snaps & elastic along the back & see how that works out.

Thanks for you input!

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What are your thoughts on t-shirts converted to diapers? Any input would be appreciated!

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