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Fixing BGs

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Fixing BGs

Postby ems101 » Thu May 03, 2012 11:38 am

Im in the process of replacing the elastic in all my BGs, but its taking a flippin' age! Any tips on speeding up?
Its taking me about an hour a nappy...

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby justme123 » Thu May 03, 2012 12:54 pm

What's taking the time? I do mine by hand - find using the machine really fiddly.

This is how i do it: I stitch one end of the new elastic onto the end of the old elastic, then stitch the other end of the new elastic in place. Then when you unpick the other end you can just pull the new piece through, unpick the old bit and stitch it in.

Does that help?

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby ems101 » Thu May 03, 2012 12:58 pm

Thats pretty much what im doing, just find it really fiddly. The V4s are a bit easier as no unpicking. Maybe im just a bit slow!

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby justme123 » Thu May 03, 2012 1:04 pm

Oh well, just stick Jeremy Kyle on and get on with it then!

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby Dora » Thu May 03, 2012 3:38 pm

If I had to suffer Jeremy Kyle, that would definitely make me go faster!! :giggle:
(Not a fan) good luck in getting them finished hun :) x

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby ems101 » Thu May 03, 2012 3:55 pm

Dora wrote:If I had to suffer Jeremy Kyle, that would definitely make me go faster!! :giggle:
(Not a fan) good luck in getting them finished hun :) x


Totally!!! Makes me squirm. Could be an insentive to work faster though!!

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby lisa101 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Did you get them finished? Can I ask you what length of elastic you used in the legs? I have a load that need changing and although I am finding it quite straightforward I am not sure another the length as it seems to vary!

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby ems101 » Sun May 20, 2012 8:07 pm

working through them slowly! Find it a bit boring!! I didnt measure the elastic, just cut about 1.5cm shorter than the bit i took out. Im terrible for guestimates with sewing, cooking...etc

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Re: Fixing BGs

Postby 2fluffybums » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:40 pm

I bought some BG preloved with loose elastic. I've been using them & they've been fine but today, sorry if TMO, a bit of ds's pee came down his leg so I guess I better get the needle & thread out!


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