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Old 01-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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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?

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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.
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Re: Can I Snappi Minky?

Could you sew a layer of another fabric where the snappis will touch?
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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.
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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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