the ones I'm finding, eg tots bots, are huge-3/4 nappies. I don't actually WANT to open bags once they have smelly nappies in them. I want to take them home and bung them in the wash without ever touching them
I need either
1. ideas on what kind of cloth i could use to make the bags, and preferably some links, (I like NICE stuff, designer guildesq, not bloody rainbows and cavorting elephants) or
2. A link to suitable bags. Note it needs to be a oneshot bag.
With the dollar being so low, this site is really good value! And they deliver very quickly. You just have to hope that it slips under the customs radar (to be fair, when I've only ordered a couple of yards, my orders always have).
i like the minki ones, actually, but at £6 a go - . BUT it does give me the idea of using fleece, if i can find a supplier of NICE fleece (am fussy no fuzzy spaceships on a too dark background chez filly )
Corrie-how easy is PUL to sew? am tempted if so. and what IS it? I would mahoosively prefer something a bit eco friendly if possible.
Minki ones are quite big really, and bulky with the fleece, I find mine gorgeous but a PITA so have used a PUL bag that I got cheap off nappy lady. Nature babies do a smallish bag (3-4 nappies) which is on angeltots, I think for £4.
What I find is that a slightly bigger bag is useful cos of all the dirty clothing & bibs I can shove in there too but that's obviously not you! There was a lady on ebay selling ones in small, but I couldn't contact her to get me to make some, she might be doing them again now tho. They were nice, had 2 compartments.
PUl is the stuff that they make wraps out of. It's not what you'd call massively easy to sew - it slips around a bit unless you use a walking foot. If you don't have one, then you can Pritt stick the bag together before you sew it, and then it's easy enough to sew. Make sure you don't put the glue on the actual sewing line or your needle will gunk up. The glue washes out afterwards. Use a size 10/12 ballpoint needle. I fasten mine with a drawstring because I am not competent with zips and was too cheap to use velcro (I would probably use velcro next time though - it would make for a less cumbersome bag which, with two in nappies, will be a boon). A yard of PUL will make several small bags.
OR if you want something faster and funkier, why not get some rip-stop nylon from one of the outdoor shops - Pennine Outdoors does a variety of dull colours - and make up the bag with an outer layer of designer's guild or something similarly nice? I haven't bothered because I don't want any problems with wicking, which can result from using a cotton outer, and I am too cheap and too pregnant to fanny around with extra sewing.
I have got 3 tots bots bags as they were on offer at 1.99 each (new) on ebay. But I would also like a bag I can just throw in the washer as my CM puts them in a plastic bag and I keep trying to convert her to a reusable.
If anyone finds a bag for a single dirty nappy that you can just throw in the washer let me know. I have a stinki minki somewhere but never use it.