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Making OBV wipes?

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megansmummy
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Making OBV wipes?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:16 pm

I NEED wipes, am desperate and spending a fortune on packs of disp wipes (seem to get through hundreds of them) I have 20 Weenotions but between K and D thats using most of them before i get chance to wash them! So iwas thinking of making some to try and keep costs down as a bit skint atm :oops:

Does OBV need sewing on the machine or can i just cut it?

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby choccylisa » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:19 pm

You'll need to overlock/oversew the edges really, as it'll probably fray slightly. Could always use fleece, that's just easy to cut up and use.

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby anothersquish » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:21 pm

You will need to overlock or T&T them.
Personally I hateeee using fleece as wipes as it just smears everywhere but its 'better' than disposables!
OBV is good backed with terry/sherpa, makes good wipes.

You can always just cut up some cheap flannels....

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:35 pm

I have got a sewing machine but iv never switched it on :oops: my mum threaded it all for me when she was here last but since then its not come out its box!! :oops: im scaaared!! :giggle:

I hate fleece wipes for poo but it would be a cheap way of bulking out the wipe stash i guess :D I need more fleece liners too so could order some and make both while im at it!! :wine:

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby e586 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:36 pm

save your good wipes for poo and use fleece for wee changes?

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby anothersquish » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Get that sewing machine out! Wipes are the perfect thing to practise on too!!

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby Shaunie » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:39 pm

I don't have an overlocker but just zigzag sew round the edges to minimise fraying. I hate sewing bv though and find it much easier using minkee. I make my wipes minkee one side and bamboo terry the other. They are very easy to make though.

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby megansmummy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:40 pm

Infact I even have a bag of OBV offcuts from ems (i bought the csp making kit and i know i wont ever get round to making them!) I think I might have a half meter cut of fleece from nappies by minki too...i might be able to do this without spending any money which would be even better!! :oops: :wink:

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Re: Making OBV wipes?

Postby HighlandMum » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:42 pm

Mine are obv one side and an old terry dish towel the other, overlocked together. It's an easy thing so start with for a beginner, was the first thing I made with my machine.

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