They are very simple to make you can go here to get a pattern.
I copied the pattern onto some cardboard.
cut them out.
Place on your fabric then I use a sharpie to trace around the patten.
Cut them out.
This is what you should have one top and two bottom pieces.
This is an optional step. I had some fabric (not real sure what it is) that was covering the boat but ripped so we had to take it off I took the cover and washed it. It is water resistant so I used some on the bottom of the pads. So if you use a water resistant fabric cut two bottom halves.
Place the resistant fabric on the underside of the two bottom pieces and iron over a small fold on the edge.
stitch these down I used a zig zag stitch.
Then set the two bottoms on the top
pin in place.
Sew around the edges.
Then turn inside out.
Iron down and sew around the edges of the turned out pad.
For the inside take two squares of fabric sew together and turn inside out and run a few seams on the inside kind of like quilting it. (Sorry it is kind of hard to see in the picture)
Fold this in to thirds
And insert into the pad.
You can use Velcro or snaps on the wings. This one I just stitched a piece of Velcro on the wings.
On this one I used snaps.
After it is all done it can fold up like this. They are very simple to make.
You can use them for pantie liners , just don't put in the insert.
There are a couple things you can do with them after you use them. Some people have a bucket of water that they put them in after they are used, or you can put them straight into a bucket and cover with a cloth. To wash if you put them in the water just drain the water and throw in the washer, with the dry bucket when you get ready to wash add some water and rinse then throw in the washer. I haven't used the water method, I would think the water would get smelly so I have a small bucket that I cover with a small towel to put them in I pull out the insert this way it all gets air I haven't had a problem with the smell but I do keep them washed up at least every other day.
So do you think this is something you would do? I was a little sceptical at first but I have to say I like them a lot better and they are more comfortable then the store bought pads.