Cloth Pads Questions & Answers

SewFatty: Question & Answers about Cloth Pads www.sewfatty.com

I’ve been totally curious about cloth pads. I follow a Cloth Pad group on Facebook and had a few questions, I asked these ladies if they would so kindly help answer them and they did. These ladies are WAHM and have stores be sure to check them out. Below are the my questions and their responses. I asked these questions on a DIY point of view for those of you that would like to know what materials are used to make cloth pads. I hope that these questions and answers help you understand cloth pads a bit more.

  1. What made you want to use cloth pads vs. disposables?
  2. Did you make your own pattern? Buy a pattern ? Or use a Free printable?
  3. What materials do you like to use for your toppers?? (layer against your skin) and why??
  4. What material do you like best for absorbency? Why?
  5. Do you find that the absorbency in cloth and disposable are the same? Or better?
  6. What’s the difference between a cloth pad being topstitched or serged?? If there is any?
  7. Would you recommend cloth pads to teens?
  8. How long have you been sewing cloth pads?
  9. Does the shape of the cloth pad matter?? Make a difference?
  10. Is having channels in your cloth pads better?
  11. Could you provide a picture of the layers in order to show what’s inside the cloth pad ?  if you have different ones that would be great.
  12. How do you all recommend your pads to be washed? Do these ever need to get stripped?
  13. ***How many do you Recommend starting out with??
  14. Anything else you all would like to add that would be great.

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Deema Celebration Giveaway !!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Diane Owner and Creator of Deema is Celebrating her Birthday week by offering you all 2 full yards of Cotton Velour Fabric in Classic Rainbow Colour Way on Pool and Classic Rainbow Clolour Way on Pomegranate to two lucky winners.

What can you make or do with this fabric?? 

(ex. cloth diapers, burp cloths, blanket, nursing pads really whatever you want)

 Deema uses all natural fibers, that are CPSIA certified. We hand cut these fabrics to make the most out of the natural variations of the fabric and to optimize procion color uptake. My favorite types of fabric to dye are Bamboo velour, Bamboo fleece, Cotton Sherpa, Cotton flannel, hemp jersey and Cotton Diaper service Quality prefolds! As each batch of dye is hand mixed in small quantity to ensure the correct hue, as is each cut of fabric is placed with care onto the surface medium. With this there are natural color and fiber variation, no two applications are alike and this creates a semi custom and completely unique end product each time! I offer cotton, bamboo and hemp hand dyed, in new and traditional designs and uses. Also combining pre-made, pre-loved and other WAHM made products to provide for a truly unique and very personal finished product.

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Lovely Fluff Review

Jessica the mama behind Lovely Fluff has become a great friend, she interacts a lot with other mamas on SewFatty Facebook page. Jessica is a WAHM that enjoys making cloth diaper and accessories, she has also sponsored my blog which I am forever grateful. I had the pleasure to review her size medium fitted in a blue Hawaiian print. Reminds me of Hawaii. So let’s talk about some Lovely Fluff.

  • Size: Medium
  • Insert type: cotton velour
  • Type of Diaper: Fitted (Needs a cover)
  • Materials: hawaiian print cotton outer / cotton velour / snaps for closure.
  • Can be used: during day time use and or night time diaper
  • Closure Type : Snaps / one row snaps with a cross over for smaller waisted babies.

This Hawaiian fluff has been awesome during night time use. I do use a bamboo insert in between the velour insert since Ashton is a heavy wetter and I normally don’t change him in the middle of the night. I say to myself “change Ashton” but I find myself too tired to do that in the middle of the night. Don’d judge me 😉

This diaper is beyond soft the cotton velour is awesome the insert it comes with is what I call an easy fold insert. For the simple fact that you will fold the insert however you feel will give you more absorbency or were you need the most absorbency. I like to just trifold it and use a hemp or bamboo insert in between it for more absorbency. The Lovely Fluff diaper is very well made the snaps are easy to snap. It also has comfy elastic around the legs and also in the back making the diaper fit snug. This elastic in the back is also great to keep messes in their place, if you know what I mean 😉

Overall we love our Lovely Fluff, we don’t really use it for day time just because pockets and AIO are easier for me during the day. We love fitteds for night time for the fact that it holds great during the night. We currently have Lovely Fluff fitted in our rotation for night time diapers. That being said you know I love it. Ashton is starting to get bigger and will out grow this fitted but we will be saving it for his brother/sister. Soon we will find out.

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Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine. What works for me might not work for you.

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