These links are  useful for the following topics:
MAKE YOUR OWN WASHABLE PADS
Template and information

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/11/make_your_own_pad.php
http://www.wen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sanpro.pdf
Specialist postpartum pad tutorial@ http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/36730820911/
Comprehensive Australian site with lots of very practical information
http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/DIYpads/DIY.html
Very comprehensive set of 2 videos on Youtube by Bree of Precious Stars Pads of how to make pads using a sewing machine: Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCe-uh3yqE8 and Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUbY6OiROfg
Another comprehensive video by Bree of Precious Stars pads of how to make pads by hand sewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5__L7makNA
Facebook group about how to Sew Cloth Pads: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewClothPads/

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION SOURCES

MENSTRUATION MUSEUM INFORMATION
An extraordinary site (though US orientated). Check out the Information a Young Woman Ought to Know 1913
http://mum.org/
WIKIPEDIA INFORMATION LINK
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloth_menstrual_pad

FANTASTIC ENCYCLOPEDIA ON CUPS: https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/

ORIGINAL GREAT DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION FORUM ON CUPS: https://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/tag/seal%20&%20suction

RECENT PRESS ARTICLES ON ECO SANPRO
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/complementary_medicine/article605573.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/ethicallivingblog/2009/aug/17/eco-friendly-periods-mooncup
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/monthwithoutplastic/2008/08/once_a_month_1.html
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/i_team_8/whats-killing-hoosier-women-tss-toxic-shock