You will need just a small amount of flannel in your choice of color. My preference is using gently used receiving blankets. As long as your nursing bra isn’t see-through, it doesn’t really matter whether you have cute little duckies or bears on your nursing pads, right?
You will need a minimum of 8 circles for each pair of pads. Be sure you wash any fabrics before cutting or else you are going to end up with little flannel coasters for your child’s tea set!! Once you’ve washed and dried your fabric cut your circles approximately 5″ in diameter. You can trace a bowl or cup to make it really easy :o).
Layer 4 circles together and straight stitch about 1/4″ from the edge. Then trim the edges even and zigzag around the very edge being sure to catch ALL the edges to prevent raveling.
Make another to match the first and … voila, you have a pair of nursing pads!
From: Diaper Sewing