Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

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Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Post by TheBean » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:52 pm

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??
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Post by mama anne » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:13 pm

Hmm. I'd do one and see how it looked I think! 8-)
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Post by Darny » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:41 pm

Lastin on the outside?
unpicking would possibly leave holes in the wrap so go the lazy method!
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Re: Lazy replacing Bummis wrap elastic - go over the top?

Post by ob1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:37 am

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....
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Post by Angel » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:45 am

I have done it, but I unpicked all the old stuff and put new FOE all the way around.
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Post by TheBean » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:53 am

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 ;)
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Post by TheBean » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:22 pm

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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Post by Dunners » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:59 pm

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!
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Post by TheBean » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:28 pm

Thank you :D
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Post by Dunners » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:30 pm

:smt041 Exciting! How lovely! :luck:
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Post by Callum's godmother » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:32 pm

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!!

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Post by Dunners » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:33 pm

Forgot to ask, are you back on NZ soil, or giving birth to a wee Aussie?
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Post by TheBean » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:43 pm

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:
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Post by TheBean » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:46 pm

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

Post by Razz » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:51 pm

Can you not homebirth in oz? Can't imagine you in hospital.

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