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Beveled core tutorial

By Diana (Used with permission) This is done in different fabrics and with contrasting thread for clarity. First all the templates. The largest template, with wings, is cut out with seam allowance, the others without. First take the largest part of the core and lay the next largest one on top, pin. Zig-zag them together, […]

Hidden Core Tutorial

Most cloth pads are made with an absorbent “core” (cotton/hemp/bamboo fleece or terry usually) sewn into the pad down the centre where absorbency is needed, so that you don’t have bulky thickness you don’t need at the edges of the pad and in the wing. This core needs to be sewn down, to prevent it […]

How to Photograph Pads – Part 1

Well… you can just point and click with the camera, but I’m talking about making the pictures as clear and “professional” as you can make them. A lot of it is your own personal choice as to what you think looks best, but here are some tips. Think about how best you can show off […]

How to Photograph Pads – Part 2

Removing the background If you do decide you’d like to go with a white background, here is how I do it. I don’t have a very fancy graphics program, so some of what I do might be able to be automated in something better. So, first, take your photo. I have a sheet of plywood […]

Making Your Own Pad Pattern

It really isn’t that hard to make your own pattern for a cloth pad. Its even easier if you have a rough idea of what you want and a pad (even a disposable one) to use as a guide. I’ll show you how to do it. First – get an idea of what you want. […]