I made mine based on Amaz Padz
b/c they got such great reviews on diaperpin.com. I bought some flannel for the top layer, used hemp terry for the middle...which I had bought for diaper making...and ultrasuede for the bottom. I then made liners with wings out of fleece. I have found, though, that the ultrasuede against cotton panties stay in place just fine. While my pp flow was heavy, I used the liners, but once it lightened up I just used the pads.
I would love to have purchased them from Amaz Padz, but $$$ is premium these days. It took me a whole day to make enough for my pp flow (about 24), but I am SO GLAD I did it!! While in the hospital I used the big ole paper things they had since I was bleeding so heavily, but as soon as I got home and put those on - wham! - I felt human again. Really reinforced my decision to use cloth on the bambino, kwim? Once AF returns I've got a Diva cup (which I bought the same month I got preggers, figures).
To wash, I just plop in a wet bucket. Change the water once a day, and then wash with the diapers. For out and about, I rinse when possible and toss them in the baby's wet bag. I also carry back ups in the baby's diaper bag. (Just had an IUD put in and had some bleeding from that, so the pads were pulled back out.) I think you have to get over staining, though mine haven't seemed to stain too badly. Of course, the flannel I chose is batik looking, so if they are stained I can't really tell.
I store them in a box in the bathroom cabinet, same place I'd keep paper pads or tampons if I used them.