here is a tutorial for the "oh oh mama pads" that some of you had shown an intrest in....
for these pads I used flannel and ripstop nylon.
I used a regular pad to make a pattern....
and a piece for the wing......which should be the same shape as half the pad, with the straight edge about 1.5-2 inches wider than half
and the insert....which should be about a half inch smaller all the way around than the pad itself
then you will cut 2 of each in flannel....Im using different colors and patterns...1) so that you can see what Im doing and 2) just to be fun
take the two wing pieces and iron down about an inch....
slip a piece of nylon in and sew....I cut after I sew so that it doesnt slip....I do 2 seams so that it is stronger
front and back of both wings......and then set them aside
and on to the front of the pad......(wrong sides together)
layer all of your pieces....
and pin....im not a big pin user.... but I use lots here... it will really help with the slipping!
sew around the edge..
and now trim the extra nylon off....
open up the two wing flaps and turn inside "right"
this ia where you can slip in the insert....... I used a reclaimed crib liner, but you can use flannel, terrycloth, old towels....
cut however many layers you want and serge together, if you dont have a serger, a tight zigzag stitch would be fine as well
once Im sure the insert fits....I like to sew around the wing part which helps keep the insert in place durring use
I use snaps for the wings.....(but Im sure you could use velcro or buttons).... make sure you fold before you put the snaps on for the correct placement.....(the first one i did, I put one side of the snap on the wrong way)
and waaaa laaaaaa.... your pad is done
it even folds up to make it easy to take with you.....
Good luck and if you have any questions feel free to PM me....ill be happy to help you out!
you can use the pads with or without the inserts......depend
ing on your "need"