Upcycling a Cloth Nappy into a Cloth Pad

July 24, 2017

Got a reusable nappy that aint quite cutting the mustard? Why not turn it into a cloth pad?!




What you will need: 


A cloth nappy – the one I used is no longer water resistant around the legs/elastic.
A microfibre cloth nappy insert / or other absorbent material
An Overlocker/serger
A sewing machine


To start, I used one of my other cloth pads as a rough outline.

Cut the microfibre nappy inner into the shape of the body of the pad.



Sew together the three layers (waterproof, microfibre, inner) with an oval as shown.



I then overlockered the long edge of the outer only and cut a ‘wing’ from the nappy (both outer and inner) and overlockered the outside edge of that.


Trim the microfibre layer straight and then place the ‘wing’ into the side. Pin and sew into place.




Overlocker the outside edge of the rest of the pad.



I was going to try to upcycled the plastic kam snaps from the nappy aswell but decided that any way I sewed them wouldn’t be strong enough to be confident it would stay on. I so I used some metal ones that I had.


 All done! 


I have also made a bunch of panty liners and these have been SOOOO handy during pregnancy and beyond. Check out the directions here.







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