Friday, December 7, 2012

Mama Cloth - Part 2

Now for the other style I promised...  and the .pdf template.

This style has a separate soaker pad and base that are sewn together after construction.  You could also do something like a velcro-on removable pad with this construction method.  That seems like too much of a pain to me though.  ;)

For the soaker pad, I used easy to find fabrics this time.  Wicking jersey stay-dry top (Joann Fabrics has it).  1 layer of cotton terry cloth.  2 layers of white flannel.  This is a fairly heavy soaker pad.
 Fabrics pinned together with the outsides facing in:
 Now for your backing...  This time I used antipill fleece and pink PUL.
 The two parts pinned and ready to sew:
 Sew around your backing pieces leaving just a turning hole:
 Turn through your hole and top-stitch:
 Underneath:
 Sew or serge around your soaker fabrics leaving just a turning hole:
 Turn through your hole:
 Close up the hole with your top-stitching and add your wet-zone stitching:
Sew your soaker pad onto your backing with a fairly large zig-zag stitch over the edge:
 View of the underside (excuse the dirty donated PUL):
 Snaps applied top view:
 Bottom view:
Wings snapped together:
 Pad folded up and snapped closed:

7 comments:

  1. All of your patterns are awesome. Do you think you could make a longer version of this pattern

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  2. I have a question: I made some very similar to this (just less absorbent, but I had a problem with leakage around the edges of the soaker pad because when I sewed the soaker pad on it pokes all the little holes in the PUL. I tried drying in the drier on hot to seal them...no luck. Advice?

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    1. Are you using 100% polyester thread and a small gauge and not worn needle? Other than that, I'd only suggest upping your absorbency a little. I haven't had any leaking problems, but I don't have very heavy flow.

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  3. I think I've figured out how to read the pattern, but would you mind putting some instructions with it please ? I think I have figured out that the 2 outer solid lines are for 2 different sizes. Is that right? I'm sorry, I'm new to the whole sewing thing.

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    1. No. It is the cutting line and then the size it would be turned. You sew around in between them for your seam allowance allotment.

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    2. Also, my pdfs are just the free templates. I don't include instructions with them. For the instructions, follow the steps in the related pictorials throughout the blog.

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  4. For pantiliners, would I use this same template and just add less absorbency as what you mentioned? I've never tried mama cloth and thought pantiliners was a good place to start to try it out!

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