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    Default Making your own terry towelling flats for burp cloths?

    I am hopeless with sewing, but I CAN cut a straight line. If I were to buy terry towelling by the metre from spotlight and cut it out int terry flats, would it fray and deteriorate if I leave the edge raw and don't hem it?

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    I think it would, some of my old nappies have started fraying where the edges have worn away.

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    Terry towelling is a pain in the bum!
    When you cut it, bits come off everywhere in little balls... You would need to interlock the edges

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    Yes terry will fray.

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    Boo. Thanks all!

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    You could cheat and get an iron on hemming tape to fix the edges over if you don't want to sew

    Otherwise materials like fleece and cotton ribbing (tshirt fabric) don't fray much when cut with a raw edge.. But they also aren't as absorbent.

    Prob easier to buy a cheap pack of terry cloth nappies

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    Yep just buy a packet. $18 for a dozen at big w and they are thicker than the target/Kmart brands. I just made a bunch of cloths out of an old towel and I never ever want to work with terry towelling again.

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    I bought some cheap terry towelling from spotlight (on sale) a while ago and made a couple flats. I used cotton tape to cover the edges, but I like the idea of PP to use iron-on hemming tape. Anyway, the towelling was on sale for a reason - cheap nasty and going to the op shop after a few washes. Just buy some. Will be cheaper in the long run. Or look out for them in op shops

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    I bought 30 x $1 hand towels from ikea for burp clothes. All 3 of my children vomited heaps and they were the perfect size to mop up the mess and get rid of it! They didn't take long to dry either. We still have them and use them for mopping up spills.


 

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