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Date: 6/18/14 2:32 PM

I just cut out a Bib from some PUL fabric I bought. Monkey Pull Fabric UGH! It slips all over the place! I am going to unfold the fabric and cut a flat piece rather than use the fold. I bought a yard of this fabric . . . online . . minimum order before I found out JoAnn's carried it! I sure don't need that much for a few bibs.

Any advice on how to cut it?
I don't want to use my rotary cutter, I found it doesn't work work very well if at all, so that means I am really dulling the blade!

Any tips on sewing this fabric?
I am not sure right now, but I am going to sew a very soft terry cloth on the back. Right now I think it may be a little too thick so this is a trial bib.

I am making bias tape to finish the curves. On the final bib I am going to use FOE.

My poor grandson is going to have a million bibs in a million different styles! My DD uses disposable diapers and has a diaper bag so I can't use the fabric that. Suggestions for fabric use are welcome!

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Date: 6/18/14 4:36 PM

There are several suggestions on the Internet and at least one YT video.

Here's one tutorial.






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Date: 6/18/14 5:28 PM

I cut PUL single layer with scissors. If your fabric is unruly you can draw the pattern onto the fabric with a pen. Then you can hold the fabric however you have the most control and cut. Make sure you cut off the pen line.

As for sewing, I use a teflon foot with the PUL layer next to the foot. For the bib I would sew the layers right sides together, flip it right sides out a topstitch.

Good luck.

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Date: 6/18/14 5:36 PM

Thanks for link. Why do I keep subjecting myself to things I don't anything about? Until I tried to cut it . . . I just didn't know . . .!

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Date: 6/18/14 5:38 PM

Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

I am not sure the style of bib (see link in first post) will allow for for sewing the right sides together, but I sure am going to see if I could work it out!

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Date: 6/18/14 6:49 PM

Definitely want to use a Teflon or walking foot on your machine. Also cutting in one layer. I use vanishing marker so I don't worry about where I cut on that. Don't use pins if you can avoid it--I use paper clips because I'm too cheap to buy wonder clips. XD

Wet bags are great for using PUL as well. Because yours is printed you won't even need to do a double layer. They're a great gift to pair with a bib because when you use the bib in public and then toss it into your diaper bag....and then reach in the next day to grab a diaper....just to realize you forgot to take the bib out and now you've got day old milk all over your hand......... XD the wet bag is a PUL pouch that you put used bibs in so you can drop it all in the wash and it doesn't get on your hands or the inside of your bag :)

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Date: 6/19/14 6:05 AM

I made some nursing pads with my leftover PUL. Just googled a free pattern and tutorial. The one with 2 pieces came out best. I edged with FOE and needed no walking foot as the flannel and FZoE was under the presser foot.

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Date: 6/23/14 12:53 PM

I've made lots of diaper covers using PUL without much trouble. I always use a rotary cutter and weights. Use some temp spray adhesive to baste the terry to the back and then bind with foldover elastic or bias using a 3 step zigzag.
I like to cut a rectangle about 18x24 or a little larger, then put some minkee in the other side (using spray adhesive) and bind with foldover elastic. It's the perfect pad for under baby on the couch or a portable crib,or a diaper change. (round the edges for easy binding)
You can use the extra for lining a tote, cosmetic bags, bags for wet clothes and diapers. Do a search for PUL wet bag and lots of tutorials will come up.
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Date: 6/23/14 6:31 PM

Thank you for all the suggestions.

I never thought about using spray adhesive. And we just happen to some spray adhesive for embroidery! I have terry and flannel I want to use. I bought Babyville FOE that coordinates with the PUL. Now I have just have to get my pants done and then I going to start sewing those bibs!

I couldn't get the rotary cutter to cut the PUL. I bought some new blades. Maybe that will help!

The pad for on the couch idea is great.

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