gaylejackson2 wrote:Have you ever made cloth menstrual pads?
I have and loved them. Never went back to using disposable pads again.
gaylejackson2 wrote:Regarding the cloth menstrual pads, I know there are patterns for these, but again I had remembered a post from several years ago where someone (or more) had made her own. I wondered what kinds of fabric was used, how many layers, also if you'd made separate ones for light days & heavy days, etc.
I used a few old baby cloth diapers I had leftover from when my kids were little. I made both daytime and nighttime pads, the nighttime pads were considerably more bulky than the daytime pads. If I recall correctly, I remember using 8 layers of flannelette to form each pad, and I made the pads larger than normal. I didn't hourglass them or anything, just made them a standard rectangle shape, and I made snap-up waterproof liners for them using a couple of old pairs of baby rubber pants.
gaylejackson2 wrote:I don't really have any ideas about making my own, other than my undergarments are not typical, so "wings" won't work with my clothes.
I would search the web and find a pattern or style you like, then turn one pad out to try. They don't have to be fancy, just absorbent and comfortable, and if I were making pads today, I'd use waterproof nylon instead of plastic or vinyl for the durability factor.[/quote]