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I'm going to make some pocket nappies (dh has finally agreed to cloth at home, finally :banghead: ). Anyways..... I want them to be trim and was thinking the inner and outer layers microfleece (from Lindcraft) and a layer of waterproofing inside against the back layer of fleece.
I can't find PUL anywhere except online, I've read in a few posts that Ripstop and also a water resistant polyester blend is available at Spotlight. Has anyone used these succesfully inside a pocket nappy?
I have a few pockets already but they are not waterproof and I find it a pain to use a cover as well (as well as bulky).
the trimmest would be PUL outer & suedecloth inner:yes:
Ure idea will work too but i would use PUL so they def wont leak
Can I get suedecloth at Spotlight or Lindcraft? Is PUL definitely waterproof? I thought it was only water resistant.
i think spotlight does sell something like suedecloth. Might be called chamois or just suede or something?
If u dont want PUL either u could do fleece outer and another layer in the wet zone
The polyester blend from spotlight with a fleece outer works a treat, but isnt as trim... i dont find it overly bulky tho...
I have got suedecloth from spotlight and was really really unhappy with it - but the microfleece has been awesome (they call it micro polar, or something else now)...
Ive got scraps of the polyester blend if you would like me to send it to you so you know what its like... The ripstop may be ok with a fleece outer - but once again, my experiences with ripstop havnet been friendly.
PUL is waterproof, obviously if you overload it it will leak, but my solid colour pul lasts all night (10-14 hours) no leaks easily, and my printed pul will usually last about 4 hours or so, would probably last longer, but I usually change them every 3-4 hours.
There's a lot of PUL online and it is waterproof. Polyurithane Laminate is a waterproof, breathable laminate either adhered to polyester (solid colours, great for overnight etc) or cotton (print patterns, good for a couple of hours during the day).
Check out the nappy sewing supply stores, there should be a bit around. Well worth it IMO :thumbsup:
The better stuff is online, but it depends if you have a heavy wetter or not, and what you stuff them with. My PUL pockets last 3 hours max and that is with a hemp insert folded to make 6 layers in the wet zone, plus a microfibre booster of 2 layers of microfibre, or an extra 2 layers of hemp. Thats with printed PUL and plain, but the plain PUL doesn't wick through like the printed PUL does.
Fleece is better, but unless it's Malden Mills it will pill and look yucky eventually
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