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Old 08-16-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Can anyone "re-work" a diaper?

I got a really cute embroidered VB AIO dipe from FSOT.
I've washed it on hot 7 times and I am still getting about 2 inches of thick bubbles and murky looking water.
Also, now the elastic is really loose on one side and feels "crunchy" on the other side.
I'm decent (not fantastic) with a sewing machine and I am contemplating taking it apart and putting in new elastic...maybe even switching out the liner for fleece/MF.
How hard is it?
Any tips on attempting it?
Should I just replace the elastic, or do I have to take it apart enough to do that that I may as well just attempt to replace it all?
One last question...I have a yard of the "bubbly" minkee. Can I use that in place of the normal microfleece for the liner?
Or...do any of you know a mama that would be good at this type of thing?
Thanks in advance for any advice

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Old 08-16-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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Re: Can anyone "re-work" a diaper?

Its easy...you can do it...the hardest part is taking it apart... and minkys great as a pocket inner I think
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Re: Can anyone "re-work" a diaper?

You may want to ask in the craft forum or even in the WAHM well. HTH
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Re: Can anyone "re-work" a diaper?

If it has snaps then no, if aplix, yes. But yea, it's a lot of work to rip all the stitches. An easy way out is first take the aplix hook + laundry tabs out then cut the inner fabric so you can resew the PUL with an inner fabric of your choice.
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If you want to pay someone to do it Rosi of rcd boutique is wonderful!! www.hyenacart.com/rcdboutique
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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Re: Can anyone "re-work" a diaper?

not difficult at all to replace the elastic, a bit more time consuming to change the liner.

elastic: find where it's attached at one end and make a small tear with your seam ripper on the inside, just through to where you see the elastic. seam rip the old elastic out. Repeat on the other end of the same leg. Sew new elastic down on one end, thread it through, making sure to keep it flat, and sew down on the other end. When you do this, the thread you use will show through to the outer layer of the diaper, so pick color accordingly. Sew the holes in the lining back together by hand.

lining: rip the whole diaper apart, trying not to tear the fabric, and use one of the pieces as a pattern for your new lining. Then follow one of the fitted tutorials on the net to sew it back together. Might be a good opportunity to get a good pattern so you can experiment with making your own diapers.

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Old 08-17-2007, 08:45 AM   #8
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Thanks so much for the vote of confidence ladies.
I'm going to try and replace everything.
Does the minkee wick moisture away the same as suedecloth or fleece?
And, will the bubbly looking minkee feel weird an DDs bum, or do people actually use it to line dipes.
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