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Topic: oh oh mama pads..TUTORIAL....w/ inserts  (Read 19143 times)
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« on: April 18, 2010 09:05:03 AM »

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......depending on your "need"  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 09:16:54 AM »

Oh wow, what an *awesome* tutorial! Thank you very much, onegroovyday!

And let me just say that mushroom fabric is so freakin' cute!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010 09:23:13 AM »

Oh wow, what an *awesome* tutorial! Thank you very much, onegroovyday!

And let me just say that mushroom fabric is so freakin' cute!! Grin

thanks..... my daughter picked out the mushroom material for her pads......and then she laughed at herself.....cuz "no one is going to see them anyway"
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 09:32:30 AM »

Oh wow, what an *awesome* tutorial! Thank you very much, onegroovyday!

And let me just say that mushroom fabric is so freakin' cute!! Grin

thanks..... my daughter picked out the mushroom material for her pads......and then she laughed at herself.....cuz "no one is going to see them anyway"

hehe, but she will and it's like wearing cute undies: even if no one sees them, you know you're rockin' the cuteness. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010 10:18:38 AM »

thanks for the tute on this, I have been wanting to try to make these since I first saw them here.  Thanks again!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010 10:19:12 AM »

I love the tutorial.  I'm totally wanting some fabric pads.  Where do you find the nylon?  Maybe I'm dense, but I've never seen anything like that at Joann (which is my only local fabric store).
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010 11:32:13 AM »

I love the tutorial.  I'm totally wanting some fabric pads.  Where do you find the nylon?  Maybe I'm dense, but I've never seen anything like that at Joann (which is my only local fabric store).

got it at Joanns.... usually by the indoor/outdoor stuff....ask for ripstop nylon....
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010 03:39:35 PM »

GREAT tute -thanks for all the great pics and tips!
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010 03:48:32 PM »

This is the best tute, ond one of the best designs I've seen for these Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010 05:29:50 PM »

You are so freakin' clever!  Grin
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