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« on: June 11, 2010 08:24:07 AM »

I made these pads over the past few days. I'm still working on getting it just right though they're easy to sew together. I'll be making more over the next few days. I will have to wait to see how the soaker part works, I made the smaller liners (the blues) with just two layers of natural cotton batting. The tops on those are organic bamboo/cotton velour.

It was a PITA to sew so for the larger pads I opted for just regular flannel tops.

I'm liking the second option I tried with the pink pads, where the liner is a seperate entity from the "wings". These are "regular" sized and I used one layer of Zorb and one layer of natural batting. It's a little stiff and hard to fold up so I might make the wings larger on the next set. Though it may soften up with washing.

I didn't realize I color coded them, the small liners are blues and the regular size are pink. I'm going to go ahead and do this for the overnight size too which I think will make it easier to pick them out of the pile.


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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010 08:34:19 AM »

Nice job, I've made all my pads too, they work great!  I also prefer when the pad part is separate, but it is a little easier to sew them when it is all one piece...  They look really soft!

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010 11:27:07 AM »

I made my pads to! They are really fun to do an easy, bu the most fun part is that you don't have to BUY some every month to just THROW them away after! I love my pads! Cheesy
Oh i almost forgot, nice job!!! love the fabric to!

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010 02:05:38 PM »

That's creative!!!


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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010 04:40:23 PM »

I love the idea of coloring coding the different abosorbancies--I have a big stash (made by others since I can't sew) and I have a hard time telling which is which.

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 01:06:31 PM »

These are great.  I have a few and they are so useful.  The color coding seems very helpful when you are on the go.
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2010 03:58:47 PM »

These look Great ! They look soft and like they would't chaff (did I spell that right ?).
Questions:  What is Zorb ? And- how did you do the snaps they look like something you used a gadget to apply- I've been wanting to make pads and I dreaded the idea of sewing the snaps- lining them up and everything.

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 07:18:48 AM »

This is such a great idea, I like the second option also. I would really like to try this, I dont know how I never thought of making these!

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