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#1 of 7 Old 06-04-2004, 03:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How many layers would I need for:

heavy pads
regular
light

For the heavy Im thinking of using hemp jersey, regular maybe 1-2 layers hemp jersey and a flannel? and light, just some flannel???

No idea on how many layers I should use to make these. Any wisdom to share?
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Hemp fleece or hemp french terry I do 3-2-1 (heavy-medium-light). Probably twice that for hemp jersey (6-4-2). I've done hemp fleece and hemp french terry with windrpo (lt wt) as my waterproof layer - no leaks and very comfortable. Happy sewing!

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Thank you so much! Cant wait to start. Excitement over making pads??? hmm :LOL
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I want to start making pads too.... not sure when to expect to need them, DS is 3 months old.

Are you making AIO's or snap ins? I want to make snap in liners but I've never tried cloth pads so I don't know what works the best or is the most comfortable. I have tons of scraps from diapers so I just need to figure out how to make the pads.

I am interested to hear how yours turn out!!
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Im making these ones for another mama, so I wont be able to give advice on that arena. But Im going to be making different kinds for her, almost entirely AIO's, but Im thinking of trying the 'pocket' pad for her as well. I thought that for myself itd be nice to have some for very heavy flow days, etc. Im not going to do snap in liners though, I might if I could do the plastic snaps, but I dont think itd work too well with the metal ones, kind of tough on the hemp jersey.

Here are two places I went to for information on making them.

http://www.geocities.com/mytafadhali/mommypads.htm

http://www.diapersewing.com/clothpads.htm
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Thanks for the links; it really helps to have a visual. I started making a some using scrap flannel. I especially like the once piece instructions (with no pocket). I bought a couple pocket pads and find that I use it with the same amount of inserts all to the time. Here's hoping that the sewing machine keeps working.
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hemp jersey is pretty thin. I'd think 5 layers would be good for a heavier pad. It also depends if you are going to back them with pul or fleece. You can get away with less layers because then it will absorb around instead of soaking through.

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