I love the tutorial! I am getting ready to repair some small old style Fuzzi Bunz. I'm just wondering how to know the right length of elastic to use? We won't actually use the FB's until May when the baby is born, but I need to repair leg and back elastic on 20+ diapers. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial!
Thank you for this great tutorial - I am a fan in Australia!! I don't even have a sewing machine so have been doing them all by hand and this has helped SO much.
Thanks for posting this. I came across the post several months ago and have recently been sending all of our 2 year old diapers into rehab before we add child #2 to the mix. I have been trying to hand sew because I was having problems with the machine, but after looking again, I think I just need to sew more of the elastic down. Thanks!
Thanks for posting this awesome tutorial! I was using it to replace the elastic in my FuzziBunz, but got lazy and thought of a different way and thought you might be interested. I cut a tiny slit in the microfleece at the top and bottom of the elastic casing, thread new elastic through and then tacked it on at the ends. Super fast, super easy and no ripping and redoing stitches. So far it's working really well :)
This is great info. I just acquired a batch of diapers, and some may need a refresh soon. But I also seem to be having a problem with some of the brands that don't have the same type of leg casings as the FB, which are my favorite. Baybees, Happy Heineys, and a few others seem to have leg casings that are sewn on the outer edge, but not on the inner edge like FB are. As a result, I get wicking more often than I'd like. Have you had success sewing an inner seam on these, a la FB? Also, if you've replaced elastic on these brands, did you just sew new elastic right over the old, since there doesn't seem to be any easy way to remove the old elastic sewn to the fleece? Lastly, what do you charge to do these repairs?
This is great!! I spent a few hours last night converting a handful of my BG one-sizes from velcro to snaps for baby #2... they have been falling off and leaking, despite my best efforts to comb any lint out of the velcro or strip the dipes. The snaps are great, but it seems pretty clear the leg elastic needs to be switched out, too. I was a little daunted, but now I see it will be much easier than I thought!
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