Saturday, 15 August 2015

Tutorial: How to make the Luna Wolf patterns longer

A few people have told me that they love the Luna Wolf patterns, but wish they came in larger sizes.  While the largest pattern I have available is 11.75 inches, it is very easy to adjust this to make it longer!  This should work with most pad patterns where the wings are fairly well defined.  Here's how to do it:

Step 1:  Print out the pattern pieces for the 11.75 inch pad (or whatever pattern you would like to adjust), and assemble.


Step 2:  Make two horizontal cuts in the pad template, one above and one below the wings.  Your template will now be in three pieces.


Step 3:  Lay your pattern pieces on the piece of card or paper that will be your new template.  Making sure to keep the pieces lined up, space them apart to create a longer pad shape.


Step 4:  Draw around the outside of your template, connecting the lines so that they follow the curves of the pattern.  (You may wish to use paperweights or masking tape to hold your pieces in place.) Cut out your new altered template.


Step 5:  Repeat the process with the core - for this, you will only need to make one horizontal cut.
 


Now your template is complete and you're ready to start sewing!  Just follow the tutorial as normal.

Using this technique to lengthen the pattern means that you keep the proportions of the wings and gusset, and only the length is altered.

Happy sewing!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful.  Here are my other tutorials:

How to make a pad with an overlocked (serged) exposed core
How to make a 4-layer exposed core pantiliner
Sewing along a guide line

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this I'm new to cloth pads and love this pattern but needed longer will try this right away. X

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  2. Thank you for sharing your pattern! I'm new to sewing my own pads, so hope I will manage :)

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  4. Hi Luna, 
    I really appreciate your great work and effort on making the patterns and tutorial. I've downloaded the free version and now I'm a happy pad makers as I've received many orders from the customers. They really love the pads I made. I also made a longer pad version (32 cm) just by altered the bottom lenght. It works for me. Thanks a million to you.

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