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Old 01-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Sewing bamboo terry.

Just got a dozen of the new kawaii bamboo little greens and they are so trim that I can't stuff the pocket!! I really wanted some easy changes for the diaper bag so me thought was to convert them to a snap in 1. I was going to sew the 2 soakers it comes with together, and apply 2 snaps, one to the front and one to the back of the pocket hole so I can snap in the soakers. ( sort of like the BGEs but snap in instead of sewn. Do I need to know anything about sewing bamboo Terry? ( it's like a bamboo looped fabric, that's Terry right?) a special needle? A special stitch?? I am a very novice sewer with a basic machine. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Sewing bamboo terry.

I'm pretty sure you need a ball point needle since its stretchy fabric. I've never tried to sew using a regular machine but a friend told me its a big pain in the butt....she said her inserts looked so ugly lol. I borrowed a friends serger and finished the rest for her and they are beautiful
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Re: Sewing bamboo terry.

i was going to say you would need a ball point needle as well, but i was afraid i was wrong lol
i used my serger on the bamboo baby terry i had and mine look awesome!
ive been wanting to get some bamboo dbl terry but waiting until i can justify it!
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Re: Sewing bamboo terry.

It is a knit fabric, sews easily. Just use a ballpoint needle for stretch fabrics, an 80 will do the trick. Shouldn't stretch all wild or anything on you.
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If your machine has a walking foot, you might want to try that and sew using a straight stitch to keep layers together. Then do an overcast or zig zag stitch along the edges (depending on what your machine has and assuming you're not turning and top stitching). But like PP said it should be easy to sew up.

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