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« on: July 14, 2008 11:52:13 AM »

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! Grin

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. 

Happy Sewing!
=) Kristina
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 12:05:01 PM »

Hi, where do you get the water proof fabric,(PUL?)?

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008 12:32:59 PM »

Hi, where do you get the water proof fabric,(PUL?)?

I buy it from the manufacturer.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008 12:45:24 PM »

This is a great, straightforward tutorial. Thank you!


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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008 01:33:32 PM »

This is a great little tutorial but.... um.... how does it stay on? As far as I can tell, wouldn't you need something to keep it in place?

Just wondering!

Great Tutorial, though!

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008 09:31:22 AM »

This is a great little tutorial but.... um.... how does it stay on? As far as I can tell, wouldn't you need something to keep it in place?

Just wondering!

Great Tutorial, though!

surprisingly enough it doesn't slide any more than a winged cloth mama pad.  I had a customer who wore boy shorts last year ask me to design a boy short pad.. so a wingless pad was the perfect option.

As long as you use a fleece,suedecloth or a material taht has a "sticking" affect as the backing your golden!!

I have been wearing cloth for over 8 years and I grab my wingless ones first!! even for nightime!

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010 02:43:04 PM »

Awesome looking pads!  I've been meaning to make some for a while, but I really suck at going around curves with my serger...It looks like your blade is disengaged in this picture, which I haven't been doing.  Is that the key to going around curves on a serger?

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010 08:16:29 PM »

I had always wondered about this... "Recylcleable pads" My gosh it's brilliant. But I suppose this is how things were done before disposable. Maybe not so pretty... I feel so ignorant. Do you wash them when you're done? Doesn't it stain?! Maybe this is the wrong place to ask all these questions.

Nice work and pretty patterns regardless of the fact that I didn't know these really existed.
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010 06:57:24 AM »

Actually Sedona I was wondering the same thing... I dislike disposables because of sensitive skin but reusable always seemed a little...gross to me.
Well done on the pads though, they look lovely - sure beats the disposables for looks any day!

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010 09:16:26 AM »

I'll answer here ince you both asked the same question.  When you take the pads off you can rinse them off and put them in a wetbag or small trashcan until you are done with your period.  Some people use water in the pail but others don't.  Then you can wash them by themselves or with towels (I wash mine with cloth diapers).  They might stain but usually if you put them in the sun for a while it will come out.  At first I thought it was gross too - but it definately feels alot nicer than the sticky disposables do (and cuter!)!
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