I developed some self watering cloth pots and posted it on instructables
Self Watering, Root Pruning Cloth Pot!
This cloth pot makes growing indoor plants more convenient. Includes wick that can be put into a water reservoir so…
Turns out the setting on the 100W Kaitian brand laser cutter at Noisebridge that works on pretty much any 100% poly fabric is: 100mm/s speed and 7% power.
100% poly gabardine
100% poly burlap
I tried a gabardine bottom and a burlap bottom, and in the end decided that gabardine would be better for wicking
Some progress photos from sewing
This is the wick design I made. The loop goes in the pot so you can make the wick go near the plant roots.