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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


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 or whatever you want on the top

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

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
Stitch around, being sure to catch all the layers. Leave about 2-1/2 inches at the top to turn it though
Turn it, making sure to push it through so that the velour and backing fabrics are to the outside
Top stitch around the outside, close to the edge to close the gap where you turned. This also makes the channels
Top stitch in channels, and one down the middle

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

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

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