I found this great tutorial on Passionate Homemaking and used it as my guide. I loved the idea of using fleece for the wrong side of the nursing pad. The fleece creates a moisture barrier to prevent leaks. Rather than using three layers of flannel for each nursing pad, I sandwiched one layer of thin cotton batting between the layer of flannel and fleece. Hopefully they will be plenty absorbent.
While nursing pads might seem a bit too personal to gift at a baby shower, I'm sure that they'd be a very appreciated gift to any new nursing mom.
This was a great scrap project, I used the left over bits of flannel, fleece, and batting that I had on hand. I love making my way through a scrap pile.