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« on: January 06, 2012 09:19:21 AM »

I'm going off the once every 3 month birth control, so I figured I'd make some cloth pads to not triple my pad use. Plus the glue from store-bought ones stick to my legs and are generally lame.
I'm trying to use up fabric that I have and I have some (black so it won't stain) polar fleece. I tried looking up whether or not this is good for a top layer and found conflicting information. All I could find is that it isn't good for the summer because it'll get too warm.
Has anyone here used it?
I have other fabrics, but I want to try this one at least if it's worth doing.
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 09:23:33 AM »

Polar fleece repels liquids, so I wouldn't use it as a top layer. (You want something that will absorb on top.)  It would probably be good as a bottom layer, though.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012 07:57:49 AM »

I make all of my pad-pockets with cotton flannel. It's nice and soft Cheesy I make my inserts with layers of terrycloth (I literally cut up an old towel for it), with vinyl as the bottom layer. You may actually want to go with non-black so you can see how clean you've gotten them when you hand-wash them (I hand-wash mine right away and put them in the washing machine in the evening).

Quantity-wise, I would recommend a bare minimum of 3 day-time and 1 night-time, but 5 or 6 day and 2 night would mean you always have extras for travelling or when you don't get around to putting them through the washing machine.

Best of luck, and congrats on wanting to go re-usable Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012 08:46:45 AM »

Thanks for the responses! I ended up making some with quilting cotton on the top, 2 layers of cotton batting on the inside, and PUL diaper cloth on the botton. They ended up pretty good, the galaxy in my underwear, lol.
I think these will both hide stains and let me know when they're clean when I'm washing them, because of the color pattern. I don't like the shape I used for these so I think I'll make some with a different shape.
So easy to do though!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012 12:09:02 PM »

WOW! Love your fabric! My womanly doodads are nowhere near as cool looking!

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