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    Default Making cloth pads and liners

    Hi there,

    I'm planning on making my own cloth pads and liners for myself.
    Just wondering what materials I need.

    For pads,
    I was thinking PUL as the bottom layer, then either hemp or bamboo, followed by either fleece or flannel topping?
    Would that work ok?

    For liners, could I do the same but only have one thin absorbancy layer?

    I'm new to this and just trying to work out what will work!
    Thanks for any help!

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    ill pm u phineas

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    Stellaj and I had a brief chat about this recently. If anyone has any advice, I would love to hear some too.

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    I am going to attempt making some too I was thinking of starting with trying to make liners - I attempted a pattern today but didn't like the look of it so am back to still drawing up the pattern.

    I was thinking of making my liners out of 1 layer of PUL with flannel then topped with suede

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar's mum View Post
    I was thinking of making my liners out of 1 layer of PUL with flannel then topped with suede
    As in suedecloth?
    Hmmm.... yeah that would work well - nice.
    I'll be doing liners first I think -

    do you think it's important to have a 'stay dry' topping such as fleece or suedecloth, or flannel would be quite comfortable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phineas View Post
    As in suedecloth?
    Hmmm.... yeah that would work well - nice.
    I'll be doing liners first I think -

    do you think it's important to have a 'stay dry' topping such as fleece or suedecloth, or flannel would be quite comfortable?
    Yep suedecloth

    I think I personally would prefer a stay dry top myself but I may be the minority.

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    Stay dry is nice... but i find fleece a bit bulky.

    For liners, why would you need PUL? I wouldn't think it would need the waterproof-ness iykwim..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikis84 View Post
    Stay dry is nice... but i find fleece a bit bulky.

    For liners, why would you need PUL? I wouldn't think it would need the waterproof-ness iykwim..
    Hmm good point - what would you use as a base?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar's mum View Post
    Hmm good point - what would you use as a base?
    Mmmmm - could you just do flannel?
    Maybe 2 layers of flannel topped with suedecloth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar's mum View Post
    Hmm good point - what would you use as a base?
    courdaroy or velvet so its a bit grippy IYKWIM???


 

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