Reusable Cloth Pads Sewing Pattern
$10.50 (or 1 credits)
This reusable pads sewing pattern is an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional pads. They are high absorbency with a rounded shape for comfort and wings and snaps to secure in place. There are six sizes plus a bonus wet bag and large drawstring wet bag.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes panty liner, small, classic, standard, maxi, and ultra maxi.
- Optional snaps or velcro fastening
- Suitable for advanced beginner level
- Rounded shape
- Packed with pro tips and expert advice
- Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
- Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
- Instant-download digital sewing pattern
- Approximately 1/4 yard fabric or a fat quarter for each layer.
- Approximately 1⁄4 yard fabric or a fat quarter for the individual wet bags
- Approximately 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 yards fabric for the large wet bag
Topper suitable for moisture-wicking fabric.
Core suitable for absorbent material.
Waterproof barrier and optional wet bags suitable for waterproof material.
Backer suitable for waterproof or other fabric.
You will also need:
- Thread to match
- Plastic snap fastenings
- Optional velcro
- Optional cord
A serger or overlocker is optional but not required.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“Finally a comfortable option with no adhesives to get “wadded” up!”
Buy More Credits
Terri Pettigrew –
This is such a great and easy pattern. I’ve been looking for a way to make cloth pads and this is definitely a winner. It’s cost effective, eco friendly very fun. What better to make a one of a kind feminine product that is also a scrap buster. Plus with so many options there is one for all of your needs.
Vicky Hughes –
Really loved this pattern, I’ve tried many times to make cloth pads & these are the only ones that have worked for me! Love the wet bag options. Nice & easy instructions. Will definitely make more!
Nikki Eatwell –
If you’re looking to make the switch to cloth this pattern is a great way to get started. It’s a really simple easy to follow pattern which can be made with a huge variety of fabrics.
I used a soft wicking topper (available from cloth nappy suppliers) zorb as the core, a layer of plu & quilting cotton as the base layer.
Debbie Prince –
I’ve been worried about making these pads as I thought you would need specialist fabrics, but i actually found what i need and up cycled a few bits too. Super quick to make and much more comfortable to wear! Great pattern x
Heather Luben –
An easy to follow pattern with lots of size and thickness options! Detailed descriptions of fabric choices to customize to your needs, clear directions, and the accessories are included in the pattern as well! An excellent scrap buster too, if you have small pieces of these types of fabric!
Charldene Sauer –
This pattern is so well put together it makes the end product look crisp and professional, it is definitely my favorite cloth pad pattern.
Katie Weatherly –
Agnes Robinson –
It is a simple pattern and very useful all women. Great as a gift as well for a young girl starting out to use pads.
Grace Elliott –
I have never made cloth pads until these, and I’m surprised at how easy the pattern is. They fit well and are really comfortable. I made mid-level absorbency 10″ but I’ll have to experiment with overnight ones and super light ones. Yippee for not having to buy any more pads! I will definitely make more of this pattern!
Stacey Williams –
You’re going to read a lot of good reviews about these pads and you should, they’re going to help a lot of women get through “that time of the month”. But I want to make sure women of a certain age also know about them. I’m at that time of life where I need to wear some type of pad everyday for those little leaks that come from a cough or sneeze or whatever but I don’t need to wear a full coverage product. If that’s your, too, then do yourself a favor and Get These Pads. The variety of sizes and options included should make this your go-to pattern.
Betsy Koestler –
A great option to replace those itchy disposable pads.
Yolonde Bates –
Very beginner friendly and fast, easy sew.
Katerina Bauman –
Fantastic pattern! A simple way to reduce your carbon footprint, while also adding some style to an otherwise unexciting monthly routine 😉
Fran Tilden –
These are a great alternative to disposable pads. They are quick and easy to sew and the tutorial is really good.
Jenni Elizabeth Early –
I have always wanted to make cloth pads, and I never bothered to look it up for myself! Rebecca Page makes it so easy. From picking the right fabric, to deciding exactly what size/thickness you need, to the actual sewing, she takes you through it all 🙂 Now I will never need to buy disposable pads again!!
Mariza Seymour –
The patterns was so easy to sew. I have always been a bit scared to attempt cloth pads because the layers to use made no sense, BUT this pattern took all the guesswork out of it! Quick sew and now I know I can make loads of them for my daughters!
Amanda Cunningham –
I love this pattern! I’ve made other cloth pads before and they always turned out smaller than I wanted. These are the perfect size! The instructions were pretty simple to follow and I liked the options for the two wet bags as well. I’ve always just had mine sitting on a shelf in the bathroom. Now I have a pretty bag to keep them in. I plan on making more and will be starting a stash for my daughter to use when she’s ready to.
Susan Pearson –
Wonderful pattern, quick and easy sew. Love the bags that go with it – and could use them for other purposes as well.
Leah McGrath –
So simple and a fantastic scrap buster. I plan on making loads more pads.
Cheyenne Estridge –
Great quick sew, straight forward and beginner friendly! I’m an experienced seamstress but have never sewn my own cloth pads, the explanation of the layers and best fabrics to use was very helpful, and clarified the construction quite well. Quick to sew up with a great final product! Thank you!
Great patterns, simple to sew, super tutorials in word and picture.
Heather Gratton –
These is such a great idea, super environmental. I think due to my lack of choice in fabric, they came out a bit chunky but I’m sure with access to pull these are amazing to wear.
Cheyenne Estridge –
This was my first attempt at a reusable pad and it was very quick and easy! Love the additional information on which fabric to use and core , lining etc. I am excited to have an eco friendly alternative to use.
Jenny Gomez –
These were a quick straightforward sew. 6 different sizes and a great explanation of absorbances make them easily customizable for personal preference!
I made a 10” classic. I used bamboo fleece for core and bamboo lycra for topper which is very comfy to wear but super slippy to sew but that’s ok, it worked out well anyway. I also made a matching individual wet bag which was a perfect fit for the folded pad. Love this pattern and will be making many more.
Jade Angell –
A lovely pattern. I’ve been looking for a decent cloth pad for a long time but a lot of them were confusing. I didn’t know what to use for the layers. Rebecca Page’s pattern explains all of the layer very well. They are so much more comfortable than disposable sanitary towels.
Another step to living a no/low waste life gives it another thumbs up from me.
Jessica Kaiser –
A great, simple sew! I couldn’t believe how easily my cloth of came together using pieces from my stash! No need to run out and purchase a ton of new supplies. Very detailed instructions guide you from start to finish.
Tiffany Amos –
I have found this to be the most thoughtful pattern to date . ALL women need this pattern whether they are in to disposable pads or not . We all need a backup plan and a more environment friendly option when we can . I love it and will definitely be making more . Thank you for this . You are the best.
Krystyna Czerwiec –
Fast and easy sewing, ideal project for using scraps!
Chubs Pineda –
Super quick and easy, good scrap buster. Looking forward to making more!
Bridget Taylor –
This is the easiest pattern I’ve found so far for pads. I do think I need to swap out my popper for a better brand (I bought a cheap one online), but this came together super easy and I love how it folds together.
I used bamboo toweling for my top and inner core layers. I waffled some about using a cut print as my top layer, but the softness won out! The bamboo is incredibly soft. For my backing layer I went with PUL, my first time using it. It it super easy to use and I could easily make quite a few of these in a short amount of time.
I made the classic size and plan to make a few panty liner sized ones as well. “
Jenny Olson-Cole –
I’ve never made my own cloth pads before, though I own a few different types. I loved that this pattern offered so many options in pad size and ideas for different absorbency. I’ve only made two pads so far, as well as the bags, but I plan to make more with all different absorbencies as we have three young ladies in this house too!!
I didn’t have eyelets easily available for the large wetbag, but it suggested using a buttonhole as another option. I’ve always avoided trying the buttonholer on my sewing machine, but I did it this time! Oh my gosh I am so happy I had a pattern push me to learn my buttonholer!! It is so fun and now all I want to do is put on all the buttons!!
Lovely pattern for beginning to learn new things like button holes, french seams, and snap application. Great for a beginner because it is useful and you can quickly make up another if you don’t like your first try!
Sherri Ziegler –
Finally a comfortable option with no adhesives to get “wadded” up!
Rachel Loper –
When they scrapbuster…THEY. MEAN. SCRAPBUSTER. There are so many different combinations of different materials that you can use to make these and, if I were to venture a guess, you can probably find most of them in your home. So easy to sew up too. It’s definitely worth giving it a shot!!
Carol A. Shaver –
I enjoyed sewing these as it was a challenge! Getting the final seam sewn around the toweling (inner layer) after turning it all right side out was a “bear” as it IS NOT STRAIGHT at all! No worries!, they’re pads! Hahaha! But don’t expect to get it perfect or be able to rip out the seam and try again. With using PUL, it’s once and done! I also enjoy learning how to add snaps to a project! (This sew was a first in many ways)! I’ll be making plenty more! The directions were EXTREMELY clear! (Thank you RP Team)!
Vikki Parmenter –
I found this pattern very easy and quick. They are great.