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Old 01-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Any good links? Tips? Advice? What's your favorite style? I'm new to MC. I use the diva and sposies for a back up.

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Re: making mama cloth..

Hi Vicki
The best collection of information would be at
www.ecomenses.com

On this site you will find a wealth of information about making your own pads. See the links in the left hand column to take you through everything you need to know.

I suggest you either draw up a pattern based on the disposibles that you currently use, or else try several of the different pad styles listed there to work out what YOU like best. For sure my favourite style will be different to yours :-)

Use fabrics in your stash or upcycle items from round the house to make your first pads and then buy special fabrics to use when you know what you like.
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I would try a couple different patterns It took me like 5 patterns before I found one that I loved. I used scrap fabric for my test pads so that I didn't waste much if i didn't like it. I also tried out different absorbent material to see what I liked best. Zorb ended up being my favorite all around absorbent material. I also invested in a pair of snap pliers because i liked the snaps. Mine are color coded for nigh and day pads and liners. Now I have my cup and I never use any of my stash they were fun to make though and wonderful while I used them
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I didn't like the patterns I tried, so I drew one out myself, cut the materials, and went to town. There is a little learning curve at first, but you'll learn little tips and tricks throughout the way. If you're new to making mama cloth or sewing, I'd start with a cotton topped fleece backed pad. PUL, minky and bamboo are harder to work with because they're slippery so the pad ends up being kind of wonky if you're not careful. I can whip out a cotton topped pad, as the fabric is much more forgiving.
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I didn't like the patterns I tried, so I drew one out myself, cut the materials, and went to town. There is a little learning curve at first, but you'll learn little tips and tricks throughout the way. If you're new to making mama cloth or sewing, I'd start with a cotton topped fleece backed pad. PUL, minky and bamboo are harder to work with because they're slippery so the pad ends up being kind of wonky if you're not careful. I can whip out a cotton topped pad, as the fabric is much more forgiving.
Boy is this true! I made a few minky and bamboo ones that were beyond wonky. I showed them to dh and he couldn't figure out what they were supposed to be. The biggest hint was lots of pins.
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you could make your own pattern. I found a couple online and kinda added them and adjusted what i liked and what i didnt like.
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