Melissa - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi, I have a question about repairing worn cloth diapers. Because I do not have a lot of money, most of my cloth diapers have been bought used from other moms, which has been a great economical choice for us, plus we get the great, but expensive cloth pocket diapers that we love for way less than the original price. However, since they are used, our diapers (we use fuzzi buns mostly, but just bought a lot of gently used bumwear from ebay- has anyone tried these?) are really losing the elasticity in the elastic legs and backs. I was wondering if any of you have tried to repair these yourself and if you have any suggestions on the best way to do the repairs. I am not really a seamstress and have even thought of just sending them off to a seamstress to have new elastic sewed into them. I don't see the point in tossing perfectly good diapers over weak elastic, especially since we are trying for more children and would love to continue to use the diapers we have for as long as possible. Thanks!