Way off in the future, I'd like to have 10 or so custom slip-on/snap off AIOs made. I am autistically picky about all aspects of it. I know I want dimpled Zorb 2 as the inner, sandwich PUL (a layer of PUL permanently sandwiched between 2 layers of polyester) as the middle, & a cotton outside, which will be sewn to the sandwich PUL using Tex 30 anti wicking polyester thread. (The cotton & sandwich PUL mean my ears & feelings don't get hurt by crinkle, which is killer important!) I shall even design the double leg gussets. I have decided on heart & star shaped #20 polyacetal resin Kam snaps, because they don't get rusty & annoying, & I associate the sound of Velcro negatively & it hurts my ears.
They recommend you don't preshrink the inner fabric, but I'd have to because I'd want to wash & dry as hot as possible, & since the inner will shrink, but the middle layer won't shrink at all, if I don't preshrink it, it'll stress the seems. They say if you must preshrink, to use a darn good polyester thread, & serge the edges together so they don't fray. The inner will shrink by up to 10% & fluff up as much as 50%, so that's why the Tex 30 thread. From what I hear, shrinking it actually makes it more absorbent, so the bigger thread is no bother. They also say, if you do preshrink, not to cut the pattern pieces before you sew. I imagine this means to draw the inner on the fabric, then use the serger to sew on the line, & it'll cut as it sews.
I have some questions.
Would fold-over elastic work for a slip-on/snap off AIO? This is killer important, because FOE doesn't bunch. Thinking of bunchy cased elastic makes my flesh crawl!
Would the Kam snaps I plan to use be too difficult to press through the fabrics?
Would it be possible to cover the side of the internal leg gusset that doesn't touch my skin with the same middle & outer fabric as the outside, & have Zorb 2 on the side that touches my skin?
Any idea how many how many square yards of each fabric I'll need?
There's absolutely no way my hands are steady enough to sew. Assuming I were to provide my measurements, a pattern, fabrics, threads, & snaps, & preshrink the fabrics that need to be, who would sew them for me? Am I so nuts for wanting this much control that no one will? If I am, I'm sorry, but certain aspects of diapers have to be
very specific because of CP, sensory, & emotional issues.
About how much would it cost?
Don't worry, if I discover the ultimate AB cloth diaper, I'll tell you all about it.
Here's a picture of the slip-on/snap off style. if I got the right adult pattern, could it be modified from there? See what I mean? Cased elastic bunches!