thread: breast pads..

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2009
    Yarra Valley, Victoria
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    breast pads..

    I bought some bamboo that has a layer of PUL on one side..
    Does anybody know how I can use it to make some breast pads? I need them quite absorbant as the milk bar seems to always be leaking out the front door.
    I was thinking..(from breast outwards..)
    minky, bamboo/pul(with pul on outside), then cotton?
    I have no idea!
    TIA


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    BellyBelly Member
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    I think that I've got some of Maz's like that

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2009
    Yarra Valley, Victoria
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    I have some of maz's too, but Im after a bit more absorbancy..
    Hmm.. does anybody use microfibre in them?

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Dec 2006
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    You could use it... Minky, microfibre, bamboo/pul, cotton... Just make sure the microfibre is NOT on your skin... I did some like that... but I had hemp not bamboo... Good luck.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2009
    Yarra Valley, Victoria
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    Cool, thanks

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
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    You want to make them as symetrical as you can, and want the layers of material to be even when they are joined- no puckering- or else they stand out under your clothes and look funny. (allegedly)

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2009
    Yarra Valley, Victoria
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    Thanks everyone
    another question..
    What kind of thread should I use?
    the ones I made.. well the milk is leaking through the seams!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2007
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    i was going to post about making breast pads!

    A few years ago here, there was a bamboo co-op and I bought some bamboo. it had the best intentions, but never got used.

    Now I want to make some breastpads but would have no idea.

    I even think I have some pul around here too..

    I have no access to minky or anything like that - just a few layers of bamboo and one of pul (and maybe a print outer? I have a mil with heaps of cotton print fabric!) - would that work?