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Old 04-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Question Crunchy elastic

I purchased some old style FB from another momma who said they were in great condition..well I received them and the elastic is completely shot..crunchy and has no give. I filed a dispute with PayPal but have not heard back yet. Question is I'm not crafty at all so how hard is it to replace the elastics..or how much would someone charge to do it?? Just FYI the diapers were not purchased from this site .

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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They are pretty simple to replace, you really only need basic sewing skills. There are lots of tutorials online.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Re: Crunchy elastic

So if I replaced the elastic they should be useable? Everything else looked ok..including the PUL. I've just never heard elastic crunch before . I've seen relaxed elastic but not crunchy elastic.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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Re: Crunchy elastic

Are they one size FB? I can't speak for sized but I just replaced elastic in my OS FB last night and its SOOO easy, you need zero sewing skills.

Just hook a safety pin on to the end of the elastic and feed it through the sleeves in the back and the legs. The safety pin helps you push it through little by little.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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Re: Crunchy elastic

They are the old style pointy tabs size small and size medium..I think I'll ask a friend at work to do it...indon't even own a sewing machine
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I've been trying to fix mine up this afternoon. I found a video online:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUGe...e_gdata_player

It looks really good and is pretty simple. After I closed up the hole, you could hardly tell where I cut the fleece open. But I can't get the elastic tight enough for my babe with skinny thighs. I'm not sure if I'm not using good enough elastic or if she is really that small, but I would guess she is about 10 or 11 pounds. :/

I hope the video helps you and you have better luck than me. It's pretty easy.

Eta: it's all done by hand, so you don't need a machine. :-)
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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Oh good!! I'll check it out and give my sewing skills a try . I'm new to cloth so IDK what brands are good for skinny thighs...I have the opposite problem..my girls thighs are chubby
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