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Using towels?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:58 pm
by charliemari
Would it be ok to use old, but thick towels as the absorbent layers in an AIO?

Thanks:)

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:10 pm
by 0ebuny
yea ive used lots of old towels when im making them for my own kids.

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:24 pm
by ob1
Yes, I've used them too, usually threadbare ones, but they have still worked fine.

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:14 pm
by mama anne
Yup, I've done it.
The nappies turned out a bit thicker than normal, Drying time was a big higher than if I'd used, say, hemp? But they were nice and absorbent.
Also cheap 8-)

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:33 pm
by Pommiegotlost
So those big packs of towels in the car section at the warehouse would be a good choice?

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:10 am
by ob1
I don't see that you could go to far wrong, I mean towels are meant to be absorbent. I just recently got some hemp, and it is expensive, and the microfibre is too...

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:19 am
by hannah
They'll work but will be bulky to get the same absorbency as say bamboo or hemp fleece.

Re: Using towels?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:55 am
by charliemari
Sweet, might try to make some then, until I can afford some proper stuff:)