I'm fairly new to the homemade pad thing. A few months ago I ordered some PUL and made a bunch. I don't use them for periods, but as everyday pantyliners, which I need if I don't want to wash my pants (if you're English, trousers) every day. But the ones I made aren't very waterproof.
I used 1 layer of PUL, which is a supposedly waterproof polyester, sandwiched between two layers of cotton on each side.
Definitely not waterproof. Not remotely. They're not as comfortable to me as disposable pantyliners either--the fluid does not get whisked away; they *feel* wet, which isn't pleasant. But still, I use them about half the time.
Any recommended recipes for more comfortable and waterproof pads? (I'm not looking to buy; I'm looking to make.)