I was getting annoyed and disposing the nursing pads and I have a heap of spare material lying around at home so.i thought I would give it a go and make my own. I have found them to be super comfortable and dont leak which is perfect better so I'm also having on money and space on my bin!


  • Leftover scrap material (100% cotton) 1/2 meter
  • Polar fleece 1/2 meter
  • Flanel 1/2 meter
  • Water proof mattress protector Single bed size
  • Nursing pad To measure size or use a mug!


  1. Cut a circle shape of each of the materials. Its useful to use a disposable nursing pad to measure the size.
  2. Lay the cotton, plastic, fleece and flanel and secure with some pins. At this stage I also cleaned up the edges to make them all neat and even.
  3. Choose your favorite stitch and stitch around the edge of the nursing pad.


This is also perfect as a little gift

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    • 16 Oct 2018
      12:15 pm

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  • How do these hold up when finished with a sewing machine? I’ve seen other people do th with an over locker but never tried because I only have a regular machine! Would love to be able to make my own.


  • A very clever idea,thanks!


  • Brilliant idea and they are reusable


  • Nice idea. You are very clever. Thanks


  • I never thought of making them…great idea


  • I bought washable ones…didnt even think to make my own. Wish I read this earlier!


  • Awesome! Water proofed so no leakage. The ones from the supermarket are single use, always leak and aren’t cheap to buy.


  • These are great


  • This is fantastic. Never thought about that!!


  • What a brilliant idea. Make your own and they’re re usable. Can’t get any better then that


  • Good on you for repurposing and being creative.


  • Very creative, thanks for sharing with us.


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