making cloth padsI don't usually come to this forum, but LaLa posted in the other one "in praise of cloth" that there was a discussion over here as well.
I made my own cloth pads based on the many moons style. I made them all in one, meaning that there isn't a holder and inserts. I made three different thicknesses using differing numbers of layers inside for heavy, medium and light flow. The outside is flannel and the absorpant part inside is natural cotton batting (used for quilting). They have wings that wrap around and snap together. I bought something called a Snapsetter which makes putting snaps on something so incrediby easy. Doing the snaps is actually my favourite part, lol.
They work really well and are so soft and comfortable. I have way more pads than I can use in a cycle so I don't have to wash and reuse them for the same cycle. I just rinse them out, hang them to dry and then wash them the next time I'm doing laundry.
I also made some other ones with the envelope and inserts and gave them to my sister since I didn't need them. I just wanted to try and make some - heehee, how sad is that?
All these pads cost me about $20 (that's canadian $$) to make. I have so much scrap flannel given to me from my work that sometimes I think about whipping up a bunch and selling them, but my sewing is less then perfect unfortunately.
Well, I hope this helps and if you have any questions then fire away!