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Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

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Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby clothmama » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:32 pm

Hi girls, I now have a whole lot of nappy making supplies and want to start making some up for baby boy :sewing: . I'm a bit scared of sewing PUL and FOE - can anyone give me some tips on how to do it? I want to make wraps with what I have.

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:00 am

What kind of pul do you have? the thin stuff or thicker?

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby clothmama » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:12 am

gilbertandmartha wrote:What kind of pul do you have? the thin stuff or thicker?

Ummmmm I'm not sure, it isn't massively thick so thin maybe? It seems nice quality though! Sorry that was no help was it! @gilbertandmartha

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:34 am

clothmama wrote:
gilbertandmartha wrote:What kind of pul do you have? the thin stuff or thicker?

Ummmmm I'm not sure, it isn't massively thick so thin maybe? It seems nice quality though! Sorry that was no help was it! @gilbertandmartha


Haha ok so you know you have two sides, the waterproof and then the other (printed) side. if the waterproof side is tacky or drags if you run your finger over it, use tissue paper or my new invention paper nappy liners to stop the drag when your sewing. and use your walking foot.

If its the thicker stuff you should be able to get away with just the walking foot.

HAVE A STIFF DRINK!

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby clothmama » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:08 am

gilbertandmartha wrote:HAVE A STIFF DRINK!

:panic: I can't I'm :pregnant: :panic:
Will that make it impossible?? :hohoho: :hohoho:

Nope doesn't seem to drag much. I stopped using my walking foot as it is a cheap generic one and I've forgotten to organise a new one - I'll just have to try it and remember to get a new one.

What about the FOE have you used that Amanda @gilbertandmartha ? Is it tricky?

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:21 am

clothmama wrote:
gilbertandmartha wrote:HAVE A STIFF DRINK!

:panic: I can't I'm :pregnant: :panic:
Will that make it impossible?? :hohoho: :hohoho:

Nope doesn't seem to drag much. I stopped using my walking foot as it is a cheap generic one and I've forgotten to organise a new one - I'll just have to try it and remember to get a new one.

What about the FOE have you used that Amanda @gilbertandmartha ? Is it tricky?


Never used the stuff! I bought some with the intention of making nappies for lola and its just sat there doing nothing!

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby Bernadette » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:33 am

I always used a Teflon foot on my machine so that the PUL doesn't stick.

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby Sophiebeth23 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:41 am

Let me know how easy it is as I'm tempted to try it.

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Re: Tips for sewing PUL and Fold Over Elastic (FOE) for nappies?

Postby Soupdragon » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:57 am

Bernadette wrote:I always used a Teflon foot on my machine so that the PUL doesn't stick.


WSS. Best thing is, @clothmama that the Husky comes with a Teflon foot! Check your feet.

Wraps are pretty straightforward. Just make sure you keep your tension equal when you're stretching the fabric or else you'll end up with one leg hole tighter/looser than the other.

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