Around the time I chose to begin using mama cloth, or reusable cloth menstrual pads - I got a refund from an Etsyian that left me with enough money to buy some from . . . more Etsyians. Knowing I planned to have at least two more children I also made sure to buy a couple of post-partum pads. Along with the many things I felt I didn't have enough of to be fully prepared for the new baby was post-partum pads. Only this time I didn't have a sizable refund hanging out in my Paypal account. I was going to have to make them myself.
Find a free pattern for these that made great sense wasn't as easy as I'd hoped for.
I found a template via this pin and this page.
I made sure to take a good look at the picture of that source posters finished pads but still was feeling I'd need more guidance.
this pattern, that I'd found on Pintrest, at grandma's house.
As it turned out I really needed two templates. One that included the wings and one for the center piece.
With a bit of trial and error I figured out what I felt was the best way for me to do this.
I'd already cut the portions with the wings. I still needed to cut the centers
Sew your winged pieces together with right sides facing
I felt that to get the better result out of how you made the center was a matter of layering.
I got my uppermost layer ready first.
This is what the part you will have showing should look like.
You can see that with a little practice you can learn a lot and make some noticeable improvements.
All you really have left to do is to add your snaps and then go wash these before you use them!