Making Cloth Pads
On a Budget
Design your own
- AIO Hidden Core
- AIO channels
- Pocket Pad
- Fold-up pad
- Boostable pad
- Belted pad
About Cloth Pads
(At www.clothpads.org) About Cloth Pads
How to use them
Cloth Pad Washing
Pros & Cons
Cloth Pad FAQ
Tips and Help
Where to buy Pads
Starting a Stash
Cost of Pads
Refers to the method of making the pads where you put the layers together in a certain order, then sew around the pad leaving a gap through which you turn the pad inside out (which actually becomes the right way), then run a line of stitching around close to the edge, to create a pad with a nice neatly finished edge.
An overlocker or serger is a special sewing machine that cuts the edge of the fabric and sews it at the same time. The stitching covers the edges to stop fraying. You can use the "zigzag" setting on your sewing machine to do a similar thing if you don't have one of those machines. Using one of these machines means you can quickly edge boosters/inserts or pads without needing to T&T
If you are making pads with different levels of absorbency, you might like to think about marking them in some way, so that you know which pads are which. You might do what most people do, and make light pads shorter, and heavier pads longer - but if that doesn't suit you then there are some options:
Use a label - buy clothing size labels or iron on labels to mark the absorbency. Also useful if you want to have some pads with PUL in them and some without.
Use a different colour - you could use different colours for the levels of absorbency.
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