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We recently got a few Flip diaper covers with pretty shot elastic. Other than the elastic, the diapers are fine. First, we tested to see if the elastic really had to be replaced. Leaking from the legs meant that replacement couldn't be avoided.
We purchased these covers for $2/ea. I also have a ton to try to sew before baby #2 arrives. So there's no way that I'm picking out stitches and then trying to resew into the same stitching line. The Flip covers use a knit tape to make a casing that encloses the elastic. This method would work for an enclosed free-floating elastic. It might work on covers that use fold over elastic if the original elastic is treated as a casing.
Using this method, the total process took maybe 20 minutes, including pausing to take photos.
Diaper cover with crap elastics
Elastic (1/4" used here)
Safety pin or elastic threader
Serger or sewing machine