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Old 02-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi! so i bought a bunch of thx newborn diapers, but heard they don't have the greatest absorbancy.

SO i bought a yard of 500wt organic bamboo fleece, and a yard of zorb. i want to make some lay in inserts to add extra absorbancy. how do i do it the simplest?

I'm thinking it'd be easiest to stick to 1 material, are 2 layers of the bamboo fleece going to really add much? it seems really thin still, even though it's the heaviest i could find!

Should i do a layer of zorb under a layer of organic bamboo and just serge them together? that's a bit more work, lol. what would you suggest?

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the zorb needs to be sandwiched between fabric...so you'll have to do three layers
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Depends on what kind of zorb. If it's the white felty stuff, it has to be sandwiched between layers of another fabric. So a layer of zorb sandwiched in layers of the obf would make a lovely doubler. If it's "zorb 2", which already is sandwhiched in bamboo jersey and has either a quilted or dimpled pattern on it, then you could just use it alone.

A full obf soaker is usually 6 layers of 16-22 oz obf. So if it's 500g, that's around 17 oz. 2 layers of obf are approximately the same absorption as one layer of zorb. So 4 layers of obf would be about the same as an obf/zorb/obf sandwich.
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PS: You may want to rephrase your title. I resent being called a sewer.
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PS: You may want to rephrase your title. I resent being called a sewer.
Hahaha. That's what I thought when I quickly read the title. I wondered why we were talking about sewers. I thought it was another laundry question until I realized the pronunciation could go another way.
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Re: sewers: how to make extra newborn insert?

i did 3 layers of towel like pilloow case & finished end after pulling through.
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Can you plz post pics of your finished product
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hahah thanks so much ladies, i'll work on my spelling =)
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