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Old 08-08-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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HELP: How to replace elastic in Rumparooz?

I don't know if this is the most appropriate place for this post, but I have a Rumparooz diaper that is in good shape aside from the elastic which has stretched. Can anyone help me out with how to replace the elastic? I am not particularly "handy" so the easier the better!

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Old 08-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: HELP: How to replace elastic in Rumparooz?

The outer or inner gusset? The outer should be easy.

I think you could do the outer gussets one of two ways. These are tacked in at both ends and the fabric acts as a casing. Using a seam ripper, either make a slit in the fleece at the ends of the casing or turn the diaper inside out and open the seams at the end of the casings.

Once you have it open, it's a matter of ripping out the stitches holding down the elastic, pinning the elastic to the fleece, affixing a fresh piece of elastic to one end with a safety pin and pulling through the other end. I'm not sure the size or length of the elastic, but you could measure it or eyeball it to size.

Then tack the elastic back down and close the hole/seam. Use a ball point needle and polyester thread to prevent holes and wicking.

The inner gussets are more complicated. I'm trying to figure out the best way to approach them. They're sewn in with a zig-zag stitch along the length of the elastic. You can access the ends of the inner gusset elastic by removing the seams from the inside at the ends of the elastic.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #3
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Re: HELP: How to replace elastic in Rumparooz?

The easiest way to replace the gusset elastic is to do the same as for the leg elastic except leave the old elastic in there and just snake the new piece in. Then you tack the elastic down and sew up your holes.
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