Have you switched to cloth pads? If so, you know how expensive they are! Making DIY reusable pads is not expensive though! Let me show you how to make reusable menstrual pads with this free sewing pattern!
Course: DIY Beauty
Keyword: DIY, Free Sewing Patterns
Servings: 1menstrual pad
Pad Outline PDF
Flannel Material or Other Fabric of Your Choice
Print and cut out the cloth pad PDF guide.
Use sewing clips to attach the pad guide to the fabric. Cut out 2 pieces of fabric - matching the guide - for the top and bottom portions of your pad.
Next, cut the 3D Zorb - using the guide. Cut a little larger than the guide to allow room for stitching. Use the notes section to determine how much to cut for different absorbency.
Stitch the Zorb to the non-printed side of one of your top and bottom pieces. If you are using multiple layers of Zorb, stitch them now as well.
Next, clip the remaining piece of fabric - non-printed side outward - onto the back of the cloth pad. Stitch around the edges leaving the top open.
Flip the material through the open end turning the cloth pad right side out. Stitch the top hole closed.
Stitch around the edge of the pad. If you are stitching down the center of the pad - to keep the material from separating during washes - do so now.
Poke a hole into each flap and insert a snap into each one. Close the flaps to test that your snaps are in the right place. Make sure when you go to close the flaps the snaps are facing male and female to each other in order for it to snap correctly.
Once the snaps are correctly placed, use the snap press to press them into place.