Prewashing minky and PUL

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Prewashing minky and PUL

Post by adbreak » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:50 pm

Well here goes my first question on here, I've just made up a nappy with a dark blue minky and cream cotton outer, hidden sage PUL which I accidentally put in the wrong way around. I prewashed the cotton but nothing else. After washing the nappy the cotton has gone a slight green colour. Should I be prewashing the PUL?

I've just done a cold wash of my dark minky pieces as I read on greenbeans that this was a good idea. Just wondering about drying them now, line dry, cool dryer, hot dryer?



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Re: Prewashing minky and PUL

Post by Darny » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:14 pm

I don't think you need to pre-wash synthetics before sewing, but if you're getting colour bleed then it might pay.
I always pre-wash all finished nappies before using them as the fabric usually has chemicals in it to stop it going mouldy.
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