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Post by Megan » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:59 pm

I got my Snap Press yesterday (thanks, Sarah! :dancin: ) and I've just had a practice run on a scrap of PUL. How many layers do you need to put the snap through when making nappies? It looks like one layer would end up tearing pretty quickly. Is just the PUL and microfleece enough, or do you need another reinforcing layer in there?
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Post by Megan » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:02 pm

Also, at what stage do you put snaps in? Is it the last thing you do?

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Post by Darny » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:44 pm

Depending which pattern you use - front snap nappies you put the snaps on the tummy panel before sewing up, and you use a reinforcing layer of extra PUL or microfleece (a small strip just where the snaps are is fine)

As a rule - socket snaps go on before sewing up.
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Post by shortly » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:44 pm

Snaps onto the front with a reinforcing layer before sewing - PUL only. Ah, typing with both hands now!!
Reinforce with more PUL or microfleece, whichever you have.

Then the sides/wings get snapped last, after all the sewing is done.

They don't need extra reinforcing.

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