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Prov1634
01-18-2010, 12:03 AM
Anyone make mama cloth? I'm looking for a good pattern. Any suggestions?

Kymy
01-18-2010, 12:32 AM
Anyone make mama cloth? I'm looking for a good pattern. Any suggestions?

I haven't, though I was thinking about making some liners because I use tampons. I know there are lots of cute ones with flannel, but if I do I might test the fit/shape of a pattern with cheap flannel, but I would use Organic Bamboo Velour for the layer agaisnt the skin & Organic Bamboo Fleece for the soaker & maybe PUL for a water proof outer layer to go against your clothes. On liners I would probably use anything for the outer layer as you normally would need them fully water proofed!

As for patterns there are some great free patterns on this site... http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/

And here are some more in case you don't like those (they are highly recommended though)...
http://www.diapersewing.com/clothpads.htm
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cloth-pads/
http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/DIYpads/Patterns.html

Hope this helps!!!

thegreenglider
01-18-2010, 10:28 AM
I have a free Mama Pads pattern. Send me a PM with your email, and I'll email it to you! :thumbsup:

starr5678
01-18-2010, 11:48 AM
I made my own post-partum stash. I tried a couple of freebie patterns but didn't like the fit. So, I actually ended up making my own. I basically just made a contoured shape that was the length and width I wanted, then I made some wings (I made them a bit longer b/c I wanted to add two snap setting for adjustable fit depending on the panties I wore with them). I used felted wool on the back, 2 layers of bamboo heavy fleeces in the middle and topped with OBV. I just serged everything together (and serged the wings right into the seam). Does that make sense? The design of serging the wings into the seam is similar to how Homestead Emporium pads are made (I assume from looking at them).

SarahG.
01-18-2010, 12:34 PM
I've made cloth pads for myself, my sister, and my mom...I used the She Who Runs In The Forest liner pattern (http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/008) and a different one for a regular pad. It's a tessalating pattern. (http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/PADS.html) I enlarged it a little bit, widened the wings, and then added a seam allowance - I didn't want to sew the seam allowance it had, as it seemed like it would make it too small.

I used PUL that I bought on sale, old towels, and flannel that I got from Walmart. They've worked well so far! :D

Some pics of 2 of the 3 sets I've made:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/LauraIngalls18/IMG_0749.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/LauraIngalls18/IMG_1423.jpg

mamaslittlemonkeys
01-18-2010, 01:32 PM
I tried and I HATED sewing them! LOL I have learned what things I hate and what I like :)

bcgamermom
01-19-2010, 12:07 PM
I just made my first ones. I couldn't find a pattern I really liked, so I took a disposable pad that I knew I was ok with size wise and traced it, added a little extra for serging and lengthened the wings because disposable wings just stick to your underwear and snapped wings need to overlap, this is what I ended up with.

all 5 are flannel topped with 2 layers of microfibre terry and 2 layers of warm and white 100% cotton batting. 2 are fleece backed and 3 have a hidden layer of pul (salvaged from a thrift store changing pad) and then a layer of flanel on the bottom. I'm waiting for my new snap plyers to arrive so they don't have snaps yet.

Prov1634
01-25-2010, 04:39 PM
These look great!! Would you be willing to share your pattern? (I deffinately like the wider wings, and the size looks good.)

I've made cloth pads for myself, my sister, and my mom...I used the She Who Runs In The Forest liner pattern (http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/008) and a different one for a regular pad. It's a tessalating pattern. (http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/PADS.html) I enlarged it a little bit, widened the wings, and then added a seam allowance - I didn't want to sew the seam allowance it had, as it seemed like it would make it too small.

I used PUL that I bought on sale, old towels, and flannel that I got from Walmart. They've worked well so far! :D

Some pics of 2 of the 3 sets I've made:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/LauraIngalls18/IMG_0749.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/LauraIngalls18/IMG_1423.jpg

plfreitag
01-26-2010, 03:17 AM
I make pads for myself and to sell in my Etsy store. They are specifically designed for plus size women as well as women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding or very heavy periods. The women who have bought them have been very pleased with absorbency and the comfort factor. Here are a few pictures of them as well as some of the wetbags I make.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/plfreitag/sewing%20pic%20for%20upload/pads%20and%20wetbags/custommix.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/plfreitag/sewing%20pic%20for%20upload/pads%20and%20wetbags/pads1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/plfreitag/sewing%20pic%20for%20upload/pads%20and%20wetbags/bag1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/plfreitag/sewing%20pic%20for%20upload/pads%20and%20wetbags/2padsinbigbag1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/plfreitag/sewing%20pic%20for%20upload/pads%20and%20wetbags/bothbags1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/plfreitag/sewing%20pic%20for%20upload/pads%20and%20wetbags/custommix2a.jpg

I really enjoy making and selling them. It's kinda therapeutic. I've been sewing since I was 10 and am showing no signs of stopping.

Trisha in MO ;)
http://www1.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=2290700015/PictureID=91655480015/a=5500533_5500533/