Do you reinforce your snaps?

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Do you reinforce your snaps?

Post by jailee » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:37 pm

Just wondering if you reinforce tummy snaps (or the ones through one layer of PUL) with microfleece or something else, or nothing.
If you don't, do you find it weakens the PUL?
If you do, do you use a thin strip of fleece, or cut it to fit the area, then sew it into the seam when you sew up the nappy? Or do you use a small square of fleece for each one?
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Post by Neak1 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:40 pm

I always reinforce mine, with either PUL or microfleece. The wings there are two layers there already so I don't put anymore there. I use a strip of fleece normally. I do find that if you don't reinforce the snaps it does pull on the fabric quite a bit

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Post by ditto » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:44 pm

I cut a wide band of microfleece and sew all three layers (microfleece, PUL, microfleece) together across the top of the nappy, then flip the reinforcing layer down and put the snaps through it. That way it doesn't move around.
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Post by kb » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:19 pm

I reinforce with little individual squares of microfleece. Judging by the answers above I obviously have far too much time on my hands to be able to afford the luxury of cutting little pieces lol.....

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Post by Arna » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:34 pm

:LOLsign: I considered that but went with cutting strips of scrap MF to the inside , though, come to think of it I think I spend more time making sure the MF doesn't gather & that it stays straight etc :roll: cutting them has to be quicker Kelly :lol:
I dont reinforce around the wings either since the snap will be going through the MF & PUL :)
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Post by Tentacles » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:02 pm

Ijust use a scrap strip of microfleece to reinforce my tummy snaps. If I don't have a scrap quite long enough then I use a couple of bits :)
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Post by Casper » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:26 pm

I just use a strip of scrap fleece, then trim it around the edges to make it look pretty, even though no one ever sees it!
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Post by Razz » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:28 pm

i just use a scrap of microfleece, snap them on then trim it to fit.
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Post by Pookee » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:14 pm

:oops: :oops: I've never reinforced mine - haven't ever had a problem with them, but I only make side snap nappies.
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Post by mandli » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:45 pm

I do on my front snap or side snaps, either with PUL, suedecloth or microfleece.
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Post by legz » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:47 pm

I always reinforce mine with scraps of fleece.
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Post by Janine » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:47 pm

yup - always

I use either a PUL or micrfleece scrap - just a long strip that I simply snap thru it to hold in place and then cut excess off afterwards.
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Post by jailee » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:54 pm

Thanks:)
I guess whatever you do is fine....I was cutting a fairly big strip and sewing it into the seam round the edges, don't think I'll bother so much now!
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