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Old 01-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #21
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lol! pics would be awesome because it sounds like a great way to padfold but i was lost after hemmed edges
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Pictures would help but Im going to try it!

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #22
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I have both and prefer the fit and customization of flats. Prefolds tend to sag, even with pins, boingos, or snappis, forget about just trifolding them.
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All you flats SME mamas there, what's a good dimension for flats?? I see they vary between brands. I want some that'll last through PL, hopefully. Just ordered some Imagine bamboo but I don't have them yet.
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Here's what I do to cut out the hem bumps in the middle or the end of my padfold.

Fold up the hemmed edge. The top part is about the width I want the padfold to be. It took just a few tries to figure out how much.


Then I fold that bottom hem back down in half


I then bring the top hemmed edge down like so


Then, I fold that back up in half and smooth out.


After that, just fold to preferred size for the padfold. In half would give you 10 layers (I know...not as great as 12), or to make it a little shorter, I fold down just a few inches and then fold that in half. That makes 15 layers in the wet zone for my little guy.

This places the hemmed edges where my fingers are, in the folds. Its nice and smooth
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Thanks for the pics! Definitely different than what I was trying to do. Lol. I will try tomorrow when we get up. Thanks again for pics. It does look really nice and smooth.
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veryyyy nice! easy peasy!
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Here's what I do to cut out the hem bumps in the middle or the end of my padfold.

Fold up the hemmed edge. The top part is about the width I want the padfold to be. It took just a few tries to figure out how much.


Then I fold that bottom hem back down in half


I then bring the top hemmed edge down like so


Then, I fold that back up in half and smooth out.


After that, just fold to preferred size for the padfold. In half would give you 10 layers (I know...not as great as 12), or to make it a little shorter, I fold down just a few inches and then fold that in half. That makes 15 layers in the wet zone for my little guy.

This places the hemmed edges where my fingers are, in the folds. Its nice and smooth
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Here's what I do to cut out the hem bumps in the middle or the end of my padfold.

Fold up the hemmed edge. The top part is about the width I want the padfold to be. It took just a few tries to figure out how much.

Then I fold that bottom hem back down in half

I then bring the top hemmed edge down like so

Then, I fold that back up in half and smooth out.

After that, just fold to preferred size for the padfold. In half would give you 10 layers (I know...not as great as 12), or to make it a little shorter, I fold down just a few inches and then fold that in half. That makes 15 layers in the wet zone for my little guy.

This places the hemmed edges where my fingers are, in the folds. Its nice and smooth
This is how I've always padfolded as well.
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Seems like most people prefer flats to prefolds. I had no idea
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