That's so rad. I'm really excited you made some. My husband wasn't freaked out, but my kids (two girls) were. They could have ignored them, but I posted them on the internet, and now they're just horrified.
I'm glad everyone has shown such an interest because now I can be all like "told ya so". They still think I'm crazy though.
Anyway, I can report from the front lines, after several months of use, that they are totally fantastic.
Those are awesome! I <3 my cloth pads! I got my mom hooked on them as well. I've had the same set I made back in February and they're still hanging tough. I haven't had so much as the first "accident" while wearing them. My husband even likes them. Whenever I am sewing up some new ones (because I'm always finding a cute new flannel print I want LOL), he'll say, "those are so cool. If I was a chick, I'd use them". Hehe
I'll have to sew up a couple of new ones and post pics, because I think cloth pads are awesome. Not only are they good to your body, they're environmentally friendly as well. There are some really great sites out there that list all of the health risks of mainstream, commercial disposable menstrual products as well as the devestating effects they have on the environment.
Hooray for menstrual activism!
Had to chuckle at these posts... Everyone in my house flipped when I started making cloth pads. My teenage girls are so embarrassed by my hippie/cheap skate ways... They dont' seem to realize that sometimes these old fashioned and homemade things are actually better in the first place. My husband just thought it was gross.