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Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:52 pm
by TheBean
Has anyone ever just sewn replacement FOE straight over the top of the gone elastic on bummis wrap covers? I know I should know this stuff :lol: but I would never *recommend* that to anyone lol, I just am wondering if I could get away with it. I (uber lazily) really didn't want to have to do any sewing myself (more than the couple of cute ones I have already) for this bub :oops: :oops: so am looking for the easiest way out of having bought some bung elastic ones possible. Yes?? No, suck it up and unpick??

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:13 pm
by mama anne
Hmm. I'd do one and see how it looked I think! 8-)

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:41 pm
by Darny
Lastin on the outside?
unpicking would possibly leave holes in the wrap so go the lazy method!

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:37 am
by ob1
Yes, I've done it. Not pretty, but I really don't care (they aren't pretty nappies to start off with...) nappies MUST last one more child....

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:45 am
by Angel
I have done it, but I unpicked all the old stuff and put new FOE all the way around.

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:53 am
by TheBean
Ok, yay good enough for me lol, will give it a go today. I care far more about preserving my laziness & lack of sew-jo than them looking pretty ;)

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:22 pm
by TheBean
Well they have some hecka-fat elastic now lol, but the leg holes look a muuuuuch more reasonable size :lol: Here's hoping that they work that rolly thick, have to wait and see but even if they're a fail on actually working I'm still very proud of myself that they're not languishing in the uber 'to fix one day' pile of stuff ;) :roll:
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I was too lazy to go around the back so I'm just hoping for a fat tummy baby 8-[

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:59 pm
by Dunners
Hey they look really cool 8-) So this baby, when is he/she due? I had no idea you were expecting again, and am so stoked for you! \:D/ (are you/have you found out the sex or are you going for a surprise?). Huge congrats!

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:28 pm
by TheBean
Thank you :D
Third boy, haha! Much to the mother in laws deep dismay :roll:
Due 19th Jan but I'm quietly hoping to overcook him just a little so he's not so close to christmas... there wasn't a great deal of planning involved :oops: :wink:

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:30 pm
by Dunners
:smt041 Exciting! How lovely! :luck:

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:32 pm
by Callum's godmother
oh how exciting is that ... you are just about due!! if you want little tiny rosies fitteds and covers let me know and i'll get them off to you asap!! love you and hope all is going well for you and all your boys!!

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:33 pm
by Dunners
Forgot to ask, are you back on NZ soil, or giving birth to a wee Aussie?

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:43 pm
by TheBean
Thanks H :vibes:
Omigosh I would looove rosies, how nostalgic would that be!? But I have been holding off collecting nb nappies until now because there's a box of stuff arriving next week from my SIL and I am not sure if there is a (my old?) nb nappy stash in there or not. I have zero recollection if it was her or not that I gave all my nappies to (or if they would still be alive after all these years & nieces if it was her) and I am too hopelessly introverted to figure out a polite way to ask so have just been waiting to see what turns up :roll: :lol: If not then I will all of a sudden be on a nb nappy panic scouting mission :mrgreen:

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:46 pm
by TheBean
Leanne I'm giving birth to a nowhere-citizen! But in Australia ;)
(Which is frankly terrifying me because it's my first experience of a hospital system & it's accompanying bureaucracy and I'm finding I'm not a huge fan :oops: :oops: )

Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:51 pm
by Razz
Can you not homebirth in oz? Can't imagine you in hospital.

Oh and the bummis look great!