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Old 07-22-2008, 09:16 PM   #21
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Re: How to Fix BumGenius Elastic Tutorial *w/pictures*

Thanks soooo much for posting this. I purchased 20 BG 2.0 Seconds in April 2007 and about half of them have blown elastic. I just followed your tutorial to fix a diaper and it went very well!

I just wanted to add that it was very hard to find the thread to pull apart so for others doing this just be patient. On the first one I wasn't patient and tore a little hole in the suedecloth I then took my time and made sure I was just apply the seam ripper to the thread.

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awesome tutorial!!

thank you...now I can fix my own...what width elastic did you use!
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I was just going to post and ISO to find someone to fix mine for me! maybe I will try this first....
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awesome tutorial!!

thank you...now I can fix my own...what width elastic did you use!
I just measured mine and it was 1/4" wide and looks exactly like what is already in there.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:19 PM   #25
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1)sew new/bad elastic together,
2)pull through,
3)sew new elastic down,
4)cut old elastic off (i don't cut it until I'm done sewing just in case it decides to pull itself back through...I hate threading elastic!)

I used regular polybraid 1/4"...I think that's what it's called, and the size. I threw the package away, but I'm pretty sure that's what it was. Looked the same as what was in there already.
Its step 3 where I am confused. Sew elastic down to what? Am I sewing through the PUL and the suedecloth with the elastic in the middle? Hand or machine sewing? Should I seam rip to get the old elastic totally out or can I leave the stumps?

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Its step 3 where I am confused. Sew elastic down to what? Am I sewing through the PUL and the suedecloth with the elastic in the middle? Hand or machine sewing? Should I seam rip to get the old elastic totally out or can I leave the stumps?

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I usually just sew the elastic down where the old elastic had been, between the cut edge and the seam you just removed. I pull that edge through the opening I made and sew there.

I machine sew, but it's really only a few stitches so hand sewing might be just as easy. For me the machine is faster and time is more precious.

Yes, I use the seam ripper to remove the old elastic, or you could leave the 'stumps'. I just prefer to take them out while I have it opened up.
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what I was looking for!! Thanks!!
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Ok Im a dunce...
Im so lost...How much would you charge to fix 1 diaper for me both legs are out.
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Re: How to Fix BumGenius Elastic Tutorial *w/pictures*

That's exactly how i do them when i repair them. fuzzibunz are a little harder as the elastic is stiched into the diaper not just at those two points.

good elastic to use is "STRETCH RITE" brand. get the polyester washable elastic in the 1/4 inch size. should be a green and white wrapper around it. i get mine at walmart!!
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