Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
3NavyBabies's Avatar
3NavyBabies
Registered Users
Formerly: izynalysmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 1,151
Absorbant homemade insert?

I have some random inserts that I have been using that came with my very first pockets, but they are bulky and just normally absorbant. Definitely nothing rave worthy. I have been pairing them with a microfiber towel, but it's just too bulky SO I am going to serge my own inserts and am wondering what is the BEST material to use? Is just one microfiber towel enough for an insert? How about if it was serged with something else? I would prefer something that I have or can get without having to wait for shipment, but I am open to any suggestions!

Advertisement

__________________
Jena, Conservative Christian
Navy wife to Lance,
Homeschooling momma to Isabella (9.15.04), Alyvia (9.25.07) and Jett (5.6.09)
3NavyBabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
BNC's Avatar
BNC
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 19,504
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

for my lo microfiber was never enough. If you are pairing a normal insert with a MF towel now, I would guess it wouldnt be enough for you either.

Honestly for me, the best inserts were ones I made form an old PF. I just cut it along the width in like 3 inch sections and serged the sides. Depending on the size of the PF, you can probably get 4-6 out of 1 PF. If I was going out, I layered 2 together
__________________
Jen -momma to MaryKate 12/13/07, Kara 7/22/09, Adalane "Laney" 2/9/11, ^angel^ 10/13, & Jacob 8/21/14

Search with SwagBucks & earn gift cards!
ADORABLE WINTER HATS FSOT!
BNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
mommylifew3's Avatar
mommylifew3
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,800
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

I am planning on making some as well. We use a microfiber towel with a cotton doubler now. We like the softness of microfiber. Pfs seem so hard.

I am planning on sewing my microfiber towels in thirds with a a hidden layer of the zorb. Like a core narrow strip(3 layer) of it. Kind of like a built in doubler. I want to make washing and stuffing go faster.

I will post if it works well. My Zorg is not here yet. Tomorrow, I making my first pocket with pul, wish me luck!! I have been making pocket fitteds for practice.
mommylifew3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
3NavyBabies's Avatar
3NavyBabies
Registered Users
Formerly: izynalysmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 1,151
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

I should have said it's a microfiber towel folded in thirds and, no, it's not enough. Daughters blueberry minky got damp on the outside and that NEVER happens! I am going to have to look into that zorb. That seems like it would be very trim and absorbant with the microfiber!
__________________
Jena, Conservative Christian
Navy wife to Lance,
Homeschooling momma to Isabella (9.15.04), Alyvia (9.25.07) and Jett (5.6.09)
3NavyBabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 10:07 PM   #5
Stacy'n'Kids's Avatar
Stacy'n'Kids
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 4,470
My Mood:
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

I got some MF auto towels from Walmart for cheap. I wrap one of those around a hemp insert for added protection- and they dry really fast.

I made some hemp and bamboo inserts and doublers, but I had to order the material and have it sent to me, so it's not an instantaneous thing.
__________________
Stacy
I dye yarn Hearthfire Farms
Must say goodbye to DS- third virus I've gotten
Stacy'n'Kids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
3NavyBabies's Avatar
3NavyBabies
Registered Users
Formerly: izynalysmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 1,151
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

I just ordered 36 microfiber/hemp/zorb inserts from peasandcarrots! YAY!!!!
__________________
Jena, Conservative Christian
Navy wife to Lance,
Homeschooling momma to Isabella (9.15.04), Alyvia (9.25.07) and Jett (5.6.09)
3NavyBabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2009, 10:19 PM   #7
Stacy'n'Kids's Avatar
Stacy'n'Kids
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NW Washington
Posts: 4,470
My Mood:
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

36????!!!! $4 each??? Wow! But they look GREAT!
__________________
Stacy
I dye yarn Hearthfire Farms
Must say goodbye to DS- third virus I've gotten
Stacy'n'Kids is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #8
brennabelle's Avatar
brennabelle
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 124
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

Those sound great - and affordable, too. I was trying to find them online but I don't seem to be having much luck. izynalysmomma, can you post the URL to the peasandcarrots inserts? Thanks!!
brennabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
3NavyBabies's Avatar
3NavyBabies
Registered Users
Formerly: izynalysmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 1,151
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

That is a great deal for all of the inserts I will EVER need!!!! The seller is PeasandCarrotsBaby. I will pm you just to make sure you get it She is a great mama to work with!
__________________
Jena, Conservative Christian
Navy wife to Lance,
Homeschooling momma to Isabella (9.15.04), Alyvia (9.25.07) and Jett (5.6.09)
3NavyBabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 08:04 AM   #10
3NavyBabies's Avatar
3NavyBabies
Registered Users
Formerly: izynalysmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 1,151
Re: Absorbant homemade insert?

I promised to update! I received 8 of these in the mail in advance and, at first, was shocked at the size. I was expecting a BG type insert, but these are the size of a prefold and a bit thicker. They have snaps to make them onesize. I put one on dd and they are so soft that, once it is inside of a pocket (I also use them inside of a cover!!!!), they are trim and absorbant. She is no more bulky than with any other insert or MF towel we use but 10x's more absorbant! I emailed PeasandCarrotsBaby because, even though these are trim and fabulous on my daughter, they will be a bit big for my newborn, so she is sizing some of them down for me a bit. But with the 3 materials used in them, I have no doubt that they will be incredible! And her sewing skills are impeccable and you would never guess they were made by hand and not by a company
__________________
Jena, Conservative Christian
Navy wife to Lance,
Homeschooling momma to Isabella (9.15.04), Alyvia (9.25.07) and Jett (5.6.09)
3NavyBabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.