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Old 10-19-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question Best use of an old sweatshirt?

I have several old sweatshirts that I would like to give new life to, but I don't know where they would serve best. I know that alpine fleece is good for soakers, but I didn't know if sweatshirt fleece would be. If not, could they be used in a diaper? Should they go on an outside layer or one of the inner (unseen) layers? I have only made one diaper so far and it is made of flannel and t-shirts. Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: Best use of an old sweatshirt?

Most sweatshirts are a cotton fleece so it would not work as a soaker/cover. However you could use it as a diaper (inner or outer), inner soakers/doublers and wipes! It depends on the fabric content how effective it will be. Is it 100% cotton?
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Re: Best use of an old sweatshirt?

Sweatshirt material is fantastic for diapers! It has to be at least 50% cotton though or it won't work well. It's nice and thick so it makes good soakers in fitteds. I also like to use it as the hidden layer in fitteds to give the overall body more durability and soaking power.
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They also make good uggly dolls!
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #5
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Re: Best use of an old sweatshirt?

I have everything from 45% to 100% cotton. Which ones are ok to use?
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