As you know from this post and this post, we have always cloth diapered Sweet Girl. A HUGE portion of our stash is pre-loved. Anyone who has considered second (or third) hand cloth knows that there is the likelihood of having to replace diaper elastics, and maybe even some snaps or Velcro.
I'll be doing a cloth diaper series at some point. There is SO much information on the topic. But for now, I'm just going to outline how to replace elastics.
This tutorial will feature a serger method. I'll be working on a basic sewing machine method in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned. Sign up for my newsletter to know when it comes out!
With these tutorials you'll be able to quickly and effectively replace the elastics in your diapers, making them good as new.
The fact is, over time washing and drying is really hard on elastic! Think of that old pair of your husband's underwear that gets stretched out and brittle. Same deal, except diapers get washed even more frequently!