Welcome to my tutorial on Wingless Mama Pads...
After 8+ years of wearing conventional mama made pads.. I created something different for the shape of panties on the market. These are PERFECT for boyshorts, cheeky's or bikini's. Of course they work for all style panties, but they were designed by a need for a pad to wear with boyshorts.
Please keep in mind, I am in NO WAY promoting my business with this tutorial. I no longer promote my pattern or my pads as I simply do NOT have the time. I am sharing this with all of you.. so you can make them.. I am in NO WAY benefiting from this tutorial other than it makes me happy to share!
1 layer of Cotton Flannel, 1 layer of Absorbant material with a contour liner (I use Hemp/Org Ctn Fleece), 1 Layer of PUL and 1 layer of Fleece (I use Malden Mills 200wt Fleece)
The pad that I am creating is a night time wingless mama pad. Of course you can make them any size or shape. You would be surprised at all the shapes of pads available!
I then zig zag the contour pad onto the main body of the contour liner and then sew that to the top layer of the pad with a zig zag. As you can tell by the pics, I zig zag longer lines on the outer edges then I do in the center.....
I then place the top layer of the pad down on the table, then layer the PUL (I am using white PUL here) and then the fleece on top
I place the pad in the serger. I start on one of the end sides and when the lines straighten out after the curve
I serge slowly.. and when I come to the corner I go a bit slower
I place my hands at a funky angle and spread my fingers. this position actually helps feed the fabric slowly and allows the fabric to curve correctly. (excuse my fat fingers)
Here the pad... finished..
THings I have learned after all the years of making pads..
*NEVER use white thread as the CENTER stitching.. on the outside is fine but for the inside it's just gross after awhile.
*Don't use WHITE background fabric... you can guess why..
*I keep a black index card file box next to my toilet to keep my soiled pads in... at the end of the day.. I rinse them and put them back in the file box.. I usually wash them the next day with towels. (I use oxi-clean and regular detergent.. do NOT use fabric softener)
* I dry them on high with my towels
* If there is significant staining.. you can sun them. The sun will naturally bleach them.. BUT NEVER USE REAL BLEACH!
* I store them in plastic shoe box containers when not in use..
* If pads get an odor.. sometimes they do.. I never have had the experience, but I have heard from others that it occurs.. you can put a drop or two of Tea Tree Oil or Lavender Essential oil in your wash.. they will make them smell better..
If You have any questions, feel free to PM me.