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karen09
« on: July 10, 2008 10:22:09 AM »

im not sure under what topic this would go so ill post here since most people here are reaaaallly knowledgeable about everything.
im still nursing and buying those disposable pads has gotten really expensive at 10 bucks a box for 100. psh. i dont know why i didnt think of this earlier but i want to make my own nursing pads and i found a tutorial but i kinda didnt understand it. Huh basically i want to know what material i could use to make them. i have some recieving blankets and i was going to use this waterproof mattress cover. its made of flannel i believe. ok well the tag says. shell 100% cotton, water resistant layer 100% vinyl. but its really thin and i dont feel the vinyl. can i use that?
please keep in mind im new with fabrics. so if you guys could use terms like, towel or examples of the stuff the fabric is made of would be a BIG help. thanks!!!
-k
p.s. please someone answer quick the baby is asleep and i have time  to make some!!! Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 06:44:20 PM »

I got a 3 or 4 sets (now I don't remember how many were in the box) that are washable from Target.  I think that if you wanted to make your own washable kind, you might want to use a cloth diaper.  I imagine that the center panel would be absorbant enough, plus the material would be soft next to your skin.  I would just cut out a circle shape and use a satin stitch\small zigzag around the edges and you should be good to go.
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mom2blu
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 06:21:17 AM »

I know a TON of people that have made them just using flannel! There are two ways, one easier then the other:

For either I'd use about 4-5 layers of flannel

cut into a 4" across circle


way 1:
Sew around the edge and have a flat circle of stacked flannel! You're done


way 2:
If you cut a small triangle (like pac-man with a smaller mouth) and sew those edges together you can create a more cone like pad. then sew around the edge.

I would actualyl avoid using the waterproof material because it could cause some major chaffing and hold the moisture against your body.

If you wanted to get more complicated than flannel you could, but it really isn't nessecary.  Smiley
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funda62
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 03:50:20 PM »

You can use receiving blankets to make them.  Some people make them from wool as well. 
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