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Old 07-06-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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What fabrics can you snappi?

I need to be on the frugal side when diapering our next lo due in 3 months and want to make some dipes. I was thinking some simple fitteds and maybe some pf type dipes. I dont have a snap press (it is on my Christmas list ) so for now I just have the snappi as my option. I have pins but am horrible at them. So what types of fabrics will a snappi work with? I tried using one with a flannel receiving blanket on dd and it didnt work that great. Would other cotton material work? Or maybe terry cloth? I would like to reuse fabric I have or recycle some used clothing for this to be extra cheap Any ideas on fabric? TIA

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Re: What fabrics can you snappi?

Terry is great. Anything with a bit of give to the fabric. Just walk around your house or the fabric store with your snappi and try it out!
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Just walk around your house or the fabric store with your snappi and try it out!
I was thinking of doing that, lol It's a sure way to figure it out even if I look crazy.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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Re: What fabrics can you snappi?

I generally use cotton tshirt material for contours. Sometimes if the material is of the stiffer variety, the Snappi won't dig in that well. The super-soft tshirt material tends to work the best. A Snappi also digs in pretty well to the reverse side of sweat shirt, which is also pretty soft. Just be careful with those though: hardly any sweatshirts are 100% cotton. (I was shocked to find this out, but it's true.)

So I didn't do this with my son but I read somewhere that you could CD a nb with those big fluffy terry washcloths that you can usually find for $1 or less apiece. I held a washcloth up recently to a hempbabies dipe that I remember using on DS when he was a nb and wouldn't you know it, they're about the same size. I know it would only do for a few weeks, but it could save you some time and money??? Just a thought!
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Re: What fabrics can you snappi?

Usually snappi friendly is going to be a knit material like terrys, flannel, etc. Non snappi friendly is usually going to be a woven, like cotton quilting prints, velours, etc.


terry cloth
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Hemp french terry is snappiable on the loopy side. (hemp is not)
loose twill or gauze
birdseye
stretch terry
sweatshirt fabric

What kind of flannel are you using? I use the flannel blankets I got at my baby shower as flats. She is 16 months and they are still doing good with a snappi. Maybe you have a really tight weave flannel. The cheap flannel at walmart or the blankets are both good. Although the cheap flannel at walmart fades.

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You can always add "snappi patches" if there's a fabric you want to use that the snappi doesn't work well on.
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Re: What fabrics can you snappi?

I am new here and mostly just lurking. Here is a site I saw and plan to use for prefolds. They are both cute and cheap!!!

diaperfabric.com/sew-a-prefold-from-old-t-shirts
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