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Old 03-12-2008, 12:55 AM   #1
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Question yarg... what am I going to do NOW?! please give me your suggestions!

so I decided that I'm not very good at sewing...
I mean, I'm ALRIGHT, but I don't really mind the fact that I can't sew a straight line for the life of me. heheh, never really cared when I coloured outside the lines either and I've always been an "oh well, looks fine to me!" kind of person...

my dilemma:
I've been hoarding natural fabrics for a few months now and finally gave in to my denial about not being very good at sewing. so I'm currently using that fabric (and it is a LOT of fabric, HEH) to make an entire stash of flats and prefolds for DD since we don't really care what they look like!

and so now I have a trillion flats and prefolds that I just made - but on top of that I also have a zillion DSQ chinese prefolds that I don't know what to do with...
I paid an arm and a leg it seems, but if I tried selling them on FSOT the shipping alone seems like it wouldn't be worth selling because they are heavy.

what should I do with the prefolds that might make them easier to sell and worth the shipping costs?
any ideas?

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Old 03-12-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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sell me a couple of your sewed beautiful fabric ones...with as beautiful sewing job as I could do..as I dont know how to sew for the life of me ...though I do know that this was not answering your question, just had to say it ...
maybe dye them
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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sell me a couple of your sewed beautiful fabric ones...with as beautiful sewing job as I could do..as I dont know how to sew for the life of me ...though I do know that this was not answering your question, just had to say it ...
maybe dye them
LOL a couple of them I took out of the dryer today and was surprised at how nice they turned out, but the rest were

I still love the fabrics though! soooo soft!
the 100% bamboo fleece is so soft and fuzzy (I call it my baby bamboo sheep cuz it feels like baby sheep fur)

it's like that insert I sent you but I made flats with it, and they are heavy coming out of the washer!!! like a pair of jeans heavy. super soaker fabric I say. I dont know why more mommas don't use 100% bamboo fleece - maybe it's too expensive
but so worth it!
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:19 AM   #4
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LOL a couple of them I took out of the dryer today and was surprised at how nice they turned out, but the rest were

I still love the fabrics though! soooo soft!
the 100% bamboo fleece is so soft and fuzzy (I call it my baby bamboo sheep cuz it feels like baby sheep fur)

it's like that insert I sent you but I made flats with it, and they are heavy coming out of the washer!!! like a pair of jeans heavy. super soaker fabric I say. I dont know why more mommas don't use 100% bamboo fleece - maybe it's too expensive
but so worth it!
I would soo love to try one . but seriously if you dye your prefolds...quite often I see dyed prefolds sell maybe 2 or 3 at a time and you can ask for more to cover the shipping because people will pay more for cute dyed prefolds. or if you know how to tie dye then they will sell like crazy.
I want a dyed bamboo one sewed crazy or not
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I know your talking about the dsq prefolds though...but if you dye them or tie dye them, people will snatch then up thats my thoughts anyway....
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I would try craigslist locally. The cost of shipping is where it really bites with prefolds, if you sell them locally you cut out the cost. You can try dying them, or adding on little strips of fabric but if you aren't a great sewer I don't think that would help much.
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Where do you get bamboo fleece? Is it expensive?
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Where do you get bamboo fleece? Is it expensive?
yeah it's pretty expensive, I've seen it by the yard for $16/yd and up...
I bought mine in bulk from pickhemp dot com so I could get it cheaper per yard.
I still have like 6 yards left and I'm washing some now to make more prefolds and flats but wowee, maybe I'll just make a big blanket with the rest LOL
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also if you did not want to make money off of your dsq prefolds you could list them ffs, just a thought
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:42 PM   #10
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that's true!
there are mamas in true need of cloth dipes, sometimes I forget that...
and heck, it's just money anyway, it comes and goes

good idea!!!
maybe I will do that once the stash is finished!
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