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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30-04-2014 18:21 #1
Making your own terry towelling flats for burp cloths?
30-04-2014 18:42 #2
I think it would, some of my old nappies have started fraying where the edges have worn away.
30-04-2014 18:44 #3
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
30-04-2014 18:44 #4Senior Member
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Yes terry will fray.
30-04-2014 18:50 #5
Boo. Thanks all!
30-04-2014 18:51 #6
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
30-04-2014 18:59 #7
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.
01-05-2014 12:33 #8Senior Member
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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
01-05-2014 12:54 #9Senior Member
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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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