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Health, Home, and Happiness: Make a Cloth Menstrual Pad

Monday, February 11, 2008

Make a Cloth Menstrual Pad

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And now, the Cloth Pad Tutorial:



Make a Cloth Menstrual Pad



Directions:

You can get PUL at diaper supply stores
Cut out a figure 8 type shape from the following fabrics, about 11 inches long. That includes your seam allowances.

one layer of PUL

1 layer of outside flannel or whatever you want on the back side (against the undies)

2 layers of diaper flannel (it's thicker) or 3-4 layers of regular flannel

1 layer of velour (I get my velour from weirdolls.com) or whatever you want on the top

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For your wings, cut out a rectangle of both front and back fabrics with rounded edges, 4 or so inches long, 2-3 inches wide. Stitch around, right sides together. I do a lot at once.

Cut in half, and turn right-side out.


Topstitch your wings

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The order to sew it in; stack it this way:
PUL on the bottom, platicy side up, soft side down.
Backing fabric, right side up
Tabs, velour side up, raw edge outside
Velour- right side down
Diaper flannel
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Stitch around, being sure to catch all the layers. Leave about 2-1/2 inches at the top to turn it though
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Turn it, making sure to push it through so that the velour and backing fabrics are to the outside
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Top stitch around the outside, close to the edge to close the gap where you turned. This also makes the channels
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Top stitch in channels, and one down the middle

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Add snaps to your wings... I have a snap press or there are kits you can buy to do it with a hammer

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Wash and MACHINE DRY before use to seal up the PUL that you just punched through with your stitching

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