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Old 01-10-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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help... does flannel shrink?!?!?!

I'm so scared... I just realized that I pre washed my OBV, and terry, but not my flannel... and I've already sewn up 10 diapers with the cut outs for the others already made...

PLEASE tell me it doesn't shrink...

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: help... does flannel shrink?!?!?!

umm.... i'm sorry... flannel does shrink. I did the exact same thing. I made 20 fitted diapers from ritas rumps pattern and thought since the pattern is one size, the diapers would last through PL. Nope. they shrunk right up. He did get to wear them for a few months though! now I have to make a whole new stash :/
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: help... does flannel shrink?!?!?!

GAHHH!! these are newborn too... so they can't really afford to get any smaller. I'm sick about this, so much for saving $$
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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well, all you can do it try. wash your completed ones and see what happens. some flannels shrink more than others. maybe you'll get lucky!! GL!
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Re: help... does flannel shrink?!?!?!

thanks I just threw some in the wash... we shall see!
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Yep it sure does but the diapers might be okay anyway. Anything made of natural fibers will shrink when washed. (flannel is usually 100 percent cotton). Hope your diapers will still be usable!
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Re: help... does flannel shrink?!?!?!

I hope it works out for you!
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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okay.. so it looks like i'm going to be okay!! woo hoo, it only shrunk a minimal amount and you really can't tell! phew!
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That's a relief! I was gonna say, if they did shrink (or if they shrink in future washes) you could always sell them on FSOT as preemie size.
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