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Old 08-01-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Is ther such a thing as a material that is both stay dry AND absorbent? looking to make some fitteds from prefolds and was wondering if anyone knew of such a material as my pattern calls for adding a "decorative" material to the inner, probably for asthetetics, but I thought it would be nice if it was functional too.


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The fabrics that I know of that are stay dry are not absorbent. But the point of a stay dry layer is to pull the moisture through to the soakers underneath. So you don't want it to be saturated.

I like any of the options you can easily get at JoAnn's: microfleece, suedecloth and micro/sport piqué. I think crushed panne is also stay dry.

The piqué is awesome as the holes allow water to get into the soaker material better than the other 2. So less likely to get stinkies and it dries faster. Just my 2 cents LOL!

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Re: Is there such a thing...

Not that I'm aware of

Pro-cool wicking jersey is stay-dry, but doesn't require compression for wetness to pass through. In that way, I guess you could say it's absorbent but it won't actually hold wetness.

Cotton velour feels drier than some of the other natural fiber fabrics, although it is not stay-dry. BUT it is absorbent
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