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Old 05-23-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Best elastic for cloth diapers?

Hi there! I was actually wondering what is the best elastic to use when making cloth diapers? I like the way GM's look with the wide elastic but I have no idea what to pick out. I was thinking of making my own diapers and see how they turn out and maybe, possibly selling.
I would totally need testers too before selling. :-P
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I would search google for diaper making kits and see what elastic they suggest. I think some people use FOE. I personally use what is accessible- the cheap stuff at walmart. So far so good!
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I use poly braid or lastin. I prefer polybraid, other people like lastin. 6 or 10mm is what you want.
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I love the elastic that wazoodle sells. It is much more durable than the wal-mart stuff
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I used polybraid in all of my newborn diapers. I also took apart a gm a few months ago and polybraid is in them too. I like 1/4" for newborn/small and 3/8" for bigger sizes. GM uses 3/8". Honestly I love the walmart stretchrite, and it's a great price. None of mine have snapped so far. I use a 3 step zigzag stitch, gm tacks the ends and then cases it.
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Re: Best elastic for cloth diapers?

It sort of depends on your materials. I like polybraid for knits or pul, but there's not enough "return" or snap-back for thick wovens like layers of flannel or terry. For thicker and heavier fabrics I use .5" woven elastic.

Personally, I'm not picky on brands since I regard all elastic as my mortal enemy anyway.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:11 PM   #10
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Ahh thanks so much for you replies! Yea I have a ton of fabric and PUL I want to experiment with but I'm so lost when it comes to elastic...lol. I've been told just to test out different ones but I don't have a ton of money to buy all types of elastic.
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