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Old 12-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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I've heard fleece is good for making no sew cloth wipes. What kind of fleece should I get and where can I find it? Thanks!

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Are you thinking traditional polyester fleece? I'd think that'd be bad for wipes. I'd go with a cotton knit fabric.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Are you thinking traditional polyester fleece? I'd think that'd be bad for wipes. I'd go with a cotton knit fabric.
I wouldn't use fleece for wipes. If you want something that you don't have to sew, use a knit material. They won't be as fancy as some, but they will function fine. And if you're going to do that, I probably wouldn't purchase material specifically for it, just cut up a couple of old t-****s or some outgrown onesies.
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Are you thinking traditional polyester fleece? I'd think that'd be bad for wipes. I'd go with a cotton knit fabric.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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I like my wipes I made out of the baby fleece. It is usually all together at sewing/fabric stores and all baby prints. I just surged the edges.
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what about flannel? seems good?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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I just cut up my husband's old white short-sleeved undershirts. Works great!
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I wouldn't use fleece. Love my flannel ones though. Just one layer and they work great.
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Re: Homemade cloth wipes

I'm not much of a sewer especially back when i started I just got my first sewing machine when I was pregnant, but I made vary simple wipes, i used old towel or the towel material from the fabric store and flannel, sewed 8x8 squares, turned inside out and top stitched. they are not straight lines and the corners are all wonky but they have worked great for the last 3 years !
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I'm not much of a sewer especially back when i started I just got my first sewing machine when I was pregnant, but I made vary simple wipes, i used old towel or the towel material from the fabric store and flannel, sewed 8x8 squares, turned inside out and top stitched. they are not straight lines and the corners are all wonky but they have worked great for the last 3 years !
I really like the terry cloth from the fabric store, or old towels, with flannel or cotton velour. Nice and grabby. Polyester fleece wouldn't work very well for poop, I think, because there's nothing to absorb the fluid, and it's slippery - the waste just kind of sits on top to be smeared around.
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