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Old 05-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Making bamboo terry flats

I really want some squishy soft bamboo terry flats for my little guy and nearly choked when I saw the price for ONE stinkin' flat. It seems silly to me when I can sew/serge to shell out that kinda cash.

I use prefolds only, so I'm not really educated when it comes to flats. Are bamboo flats typically two layers? Then as you fold you customize the wetzone, etc.

I'm going to be ordering some wool interlock from natures fabrics later. Are they a good store to order the bamboo terry from as well?

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Re: Making bamboo terry flats

I have two Sbish bamboo terry flats. I just went to check and it's at least three layers. They're soooo soft and they do absorb a lot
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The Sbish bamboo terry flats are not really flats, not sure why they are called that. They are small and layered like prefolds.
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Re: Making bamboo terry flats

I get most of my diaper stuff from Natures fabric. I think she has double sided terry, then use just one but if it is baby terry I would use 2.
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Re: Making bamboo terry flats

I make "true" bamboo baby loop terry flats.

Simply cut to size (I prefer 28" for infants between about 12 lbs and 25 lbs) and then serge edges. I origami fold them. Soft, absorbent and those loops really hold the poo in!
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Re: Making bamboo terry flats

Do you pre shrink the fabric?
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Re: Making bamboo terry flats

Sewing novice here. Can serging be done on a regular sewing machine or do you need something special?
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Try the wool grab box from natures fabrics if you can! I got 1 yard of army green interlock type material, 1 yard of stretchy grey tweed and 3 yards of wool jersey. Once the jersey is felted, it is great for leggings! I also got half a yard of interlock. The tweed and green are getting made into longies And the box was only $55. I got well over 5 yards of usable wool. If you use the jersey and want an extra layer in the wet zone, just use Katrina's pattern for the soaker body and attach it at the waist. Voila, extra diaper layer. ETA: I agree with the double sided terry from NF. It's a bit pricey but you will only need the one layer. If it's a true flat that is. The Sbish ones are like prefolds like PP said.
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Sewing novice here. Can serging be done on a regular sewing machine or do you need something special?
Serging is done with a serger. Some sewing machines have an overlock type stitch but it usually puckers the edge pretty badly.
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Re: Making bamboo terry flats

But the beauty of the knit double terry is that it wont fray, so you don't really need to serge them. You can do any kind of finish on the edge and they will be ok as far as fraying goes. It will help keep the edges from curling.
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