How to Make Reusable Cloth Pads
Time: ~30 mins
Cloth Pads are a lot more simple than people make them out to be! They can be easily made with scrap fabrics, it's personalised, and will last an age - not to mention helping the planet out!
More importantly, they reduce the use of plastic used, energy used, has less toxins than disposable pads - performs better too(!), and it'll save you money in the long run!! 🌏
So what are you waiting for?! Check out the tutorial and get making!! We'd love to see your creations! Tag us on instagram!!
Fabrics You'll Need
Draw out the core pattern, leaving a slight gap around. We like to leave a bit of space around the pattern that we can cut later.
It's up to you what fabric you want for your core so we have an absorbency guideline for what fabric to use:
If you would like to add a waterproof layer you can, just click here.
Place core layer on wrong side of the top layer (the fabric used in Step 3).
Sew around the core layer to attach.
Remove any excess fabric on the core layer.
Place right side of top layer fabric (core layer sewn on) to right side of the backing.
Sew around leaving at least a 1 inch turn hole (wing is the easiest place).
Turn the pad right side out through turn hole made in Step 9.
Poke out wings, iron, then top stitch all around the pad.
Get your pad snaps and snap setter and place 1 pad snap with the socket facing down close to one of the wings.
Place another pad snap with the socket facing up on the opposite wing.