As I was sorting through my fabric I found a number of vintage sheet fat quarters that I hadn’t used. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them but set them out just in case something struck me. With the small humans due date approaching I thought why not make some nursing pads for myself.
Any fabric will work, especially scrap pieces. I chose the vintage sheets due to their softness and patterns. Didn’t have a specific project in mind and a good way to put them to use.
Not only did I have many fabric scraps, I had many pieces of Warm & Natural cotton batting from making potholders and quilts.
- Fabric scraps or fat quarters work great
- Circle template ( I used this one in my set of circles)
- Batting scraps
- Fabric marker
Using the fabric marker I traced as many circles as I could onto a fat quarter and my batting scraps. I then cut out each circle.
Note that you can see the pink marker on my items. Since I am making them for myself I wasn’t worried about it. If I was making for someone else, I would have used disappearing ink.
First set I put right sides of the fabric together with the batting on the outside. Sewn together and left a spot to turn circle. Way too bulky for practical use.
Instead I went with batting together and left the raw edge of the fabric and batting. Use a 1/4″ straight stitch all around the outside of the pad. Go back over with a zig zag stitch to help prevent fraying.
They wash and wear very easily. If you know an expectant mother that plans to breastfeed, this may be a handy gift for them.