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Old 07-24-2008, 03:03 PM   #101
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Re: A new way to prefitted - no serger required tutorial

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I'm wanting to try this for my sons toddler pfs, folding a pf on him is almost impossible! I'm trying to think this out ahead of time before i cut into his diapers...i still have to fold the pf down in the back because it is too long (i don't have GMD's with the shorter rise). Has anyone has experience with this? I'm guessing did you just leave a few inches at the top of the diaper so you can still fold over? Also can anyone tell me, did they trace a cover or something to know where to cut and how wide to leave the crotch?
I made one where I figured out where I wanted the back to be and marked it. Then I trimmed the back about an inch or less above that mark. I folded the back down to the mark and sewed down the edge (first a straight st and then a zig zag over the edge). Then I used that fold as a casing for some back elastic. That way the rise was right and I had elastic on the back. Don't cut the crotch/leg elastic area until you know if you are going to trim the prefold, since you need the legs to be kind of centered or a little towards the front (and trimming the back by several inches will change where the middle of the diaper is).

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Old 07-27-2008, 10:53 PM   #102
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Re: A new way to prefitted - no serger required tutorial

Love the tut!! I was going to pay someone to convert my PFs (because I tried to make one following another tut and said forget it cause it was a big PITA) but, now I am going to do it myself
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:54 PM   #103
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Thank you so much for posting this!!

I can't wait to try this out. I was thinking about paying for this service because I don't have a serger. This looks so easy I can't wait to try it out!!
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:12 AM   #104
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! I've converted 5 of my PFs so far, which I had considered selling. I did try embellishing one as well, and I added the fabric strip after I stitched down the internal soaker, and I used the seams on the long edges as the casings for the elastic. (Does that make sense?) I used my beloved RRP pattern as a guideline for the shape in the legs and ended up with a cool v-shaped internal soaker in the front, perfect for a little boy.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #105
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as definitely gonna try this... can youadd fabric to the top set of tabs to make them reach around longer?
love the idea of extra material in the soaker zone.. wonder if you can stuff that before you finish it.. hmmm....
gonna HAVE to try this one.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:12 PM   #106
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Re: A new way to prefitted - no serger required tutorial

Love it! Just finished my first one. I added a fleece embellishment down the outside.

Thanks to the previous poster for adding how to adjust the rise. I was just wondering about that as the premium prefolds I have are still far too long for my short rise dd.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:56 PM   #107
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OK, first I'd LOVE to see some pics of the embellished ones! Please, someone - share your pics!! And *someone* (not me!! ) should record themselves making this, and post it to youtube. That way, a like me can watch it be made, and actually understand the directions! I've got a ton of pf's for my 19mo old -- I think I might try this tomorrow.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:37 PM   #108
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Re: A new way to prefitted - no serger required tutorial

wow, I totally did this tonight. It looks a bit like a Franken-prefitted but its so neat. I was going to leave it open in the middle to be able to stuff it, but forgot until too late and I didn't do the casings for the elastic, just did it like a HH. Can't wait for ds to wake up in the morning so I can put snaps on it and we're good to go. I think this will be our solution for the newborn/infant stage if/when we have a 3rd. Thanks so much
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #109
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Re: A new way to prefitted - no serger required tutorial

Great tut- I'm so excited to try this! I've been pimping prefolds lately and I can't wait to do some this way! (and I even have a serger!)
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:29 AM   #110
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Long overdue, here are my pictures...


decorate the top before sewing in the elastic


Left mine open as I was afraid of doubling the drying time and use a fleece liner so baby stays happy


Finished diaper
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