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January DIY Challenge

Hi ladies! Unfortunately, my sewing machine is down and out for the count. Hopefully I'll be able to fix it, but otherwise I will be waiting on a new one to arrive. So, although I couldn't take the pictures and describe it myself, here are some links to some nice tutorials on both a wetbag and a pail liner.

Wetbag with cotton outer: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/05/wet-bag-tutorial.html

For this wetbag, she uses vinyl, but you can also replace that with PUL. Just make sure that when you are sewing that the laminated side of the PUL is facing inwards to where the diapers would touch.

If you want to make it a hanging wetbag, you can buy a nylon strap from your craft or fabric store and attach it at the top, using snaps or velcro so that the strap can make a loop.

And even easier, a pail liner: http://themombot.com/crafting/2011/08/15/diy-diaper-pail-liner

These aren't exactly the way that I was going to write up a tutorial, (and in fact I prefer using french seams for my pail liners because I think that they are less likely to leak, so if you know how to do that, I highly suggest it) but they look like they would work very well.

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Re: January DIY Challenge

  • I am just learning how to sew... what is a French seam? How do I do one? I need to make some mire wet bags and another laundry bag.
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  • The video doesn't work for me but here's a picture tutorial for it: http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-how-to-create-a-french-seam

    Don't iron the PUL though.

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    It all revolves around you.
  • I already went nuts and have to many wet bags for diapers, who can resist all those cute patterns! But I think I may try this for some reusable snack and/or sandwich bags.  Thanks!
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