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Old 02-27-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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How do you seam seal wetbag seams?

I have seen several different kinds of wetbags that say they are sewn and seam sealed so they wont leak (Planetwise is one of them). Anyone know how to do that?

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: How do you seam seal wetbag seams?

I have a feeling this won't get a response, LMBO, cause stuff like this seems to be a trade secret that those who have figured out don't want to share, but I don't want to miss it if it does get answered.
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Re: How do you seam seal wetbag seams?

My guess is a cheesecloth and hot iron on the seam.

I had some covers embroidered awhile back. I used scrap pul pieces to cover the embroidery inside cover and I fused the pul together using my iron and a cheesecloth.
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Re: How do you seam seal wetbag seams?

I didn't think this was a trade secret, just because *I* found out on the internet, but a hot iron with a cloth between - like someone mentioned already - will seal the seams. So would a dampening down - to keep it from overheating - and then a run through the dryer. I've even been told (but haven't tried) that many people in Europe will use hairdryers since it's not as typical in many European countries to have clothes dryers.

The main thing is that heat re-seals the pul. So if you poke holes in it, it just "tightens" the PUL around the thread/holes so that moisture can't get through as easily. The holes are still there, but not nearly as likely to wick. Plus, if the hot iron can heat the polyurethane enough to melt the layers together if you have laminated sides together. I don't typically try to do this as I find it's not necessary, but I'm sure when I use the iron on my seams it melts a bit.

That's why I double seam with tiny stitches, then reseal the PUL, and also use 100% poly thread on my wet bags!
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Ooohhh good info! Thanks!
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I didn't think this was a trade secret, just because *I* found out on the internet, but a hot iron with a cloth between - like someone mentioned already - will seal the seams. So would a dampening down - to keep it from overheating - and then a run through the dryer. I've even been told (but haven't tried) that many people in Europe will use hairdryers since it's not as typical in many European countries to have clothes dryers.

The main thing is that heat re-seals the pul. So if you poke holes in it, it just "tightens" the PUL around the thread/holes so that moisture can't get through as easily. The holes are still there, but not nearly as likely to wick. Plus, if the hot iron can heat the polyurethane enough to melt the layers together if you have laminated sides together. I don't typically try to do this as I find it's not necessary, but I'm sure when I use the iron on my seams it melts a bit.

That's why I double seam with tiny stitches, then reseal the PUL, and also use 100% poly thread on my wet bags!


Thanks For the info mama! I have the stuff to make some but I was afraid it would leak so I chickened out.
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Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try that.

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I didn't think this was a trade secret, just because *I* found out on the internet, but a hot iron with a cloth between - like someone mentioned already - will seal the seams. So would a dampening down - to keep it from overheating - and then a run through the dryer. I've even been told (but haven't tried) that many people in Europe will use hairdryers since it's not as typical in many European countries to have clothes dryers.

The main thing is that heat re-seals the pul. So if you poke holes in it, it just "tightens" the PUL around the thread/holes so that moisture can't get through as easily. The holes are still there, but not nearly as likely to wick. Plus, if the hot iron can heat the polyurethane enough to melt the layers together if you have laminated sides together. I don't typically try to do this as I find it's not necessary, but I'm sure when I use the iron on my seams it melts a bit.

That's why I double seam with tiny stitches, then reseal the PUL, and also use 100% poly thread on my wet bags!
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Re: How do you seam seal wetbag seams?

I've only made one wet bag but I put it in the dryer on hot and NO leaking . I am wondering if "seam sealed" is an advertising gimmick!
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Re: How do you seam seal wetbag seams?

I have some cloth nappies that have a seam at the leg holes that wick (even after only 1 wee) :-( I'm after something to seal the seams and I'm hoping that this product will do the trick, as I can't heat seal it together as the poly sides are together.

There is a seam sealing tape available:
nappiescovered.com.au/products/Seam-Sealing-Tape.html
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