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Old 08-13-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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I have previously made my own mama cloth panty liners using Adahy's Cloth Pad Patterns (http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/). Unfortunatelu, AF returned yesterday, so I now need to make actual 'pads'... If you have made your own, can you recommend the best fabrics to use? I have scraps of the following that I can use:

burly knit terry
baby terry (from Joann Fabric)
flannel
microfiber towels (from Target)
microfleece
PUL
cotton

What works best for you? Thanks!

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Burly knit terry works great for the inners of heavier flow pads

I would personally stay away from Microfiber, but I just have an aversion to microfiber in general and wouldn't want it down there

Working with your list, I would top with flannel, put burly knit terry for the inner, and back with PUL.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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Re: question about making my own mama cloth

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i used flannel backed with pul. i made pockets ones and used hemp as the insert
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I use all cotton materials (flannel, woven, terry, etc.) for the toppers and soakers and fleece for the backing.
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Re: question about making my own mama cloth

Michelle--do you ever find you get compression leaks with the fleece? I'm thinking about making some (I've made a few pantiliners as well), but really don't want to buy PUL...
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:07 PM   #9
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Re: question about making my own mama cloth

I like Microfleece on top, Microfiber inside, and PUL backing. You can cover the PUL with a cute flannel. This actually helps keep them from shifting around, as PUL is slippery.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:09 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention, that I like the microfiber inside because it is squishier and makes softer pads that contour to your body. Terry can be stiff.
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