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starmeg
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2004 07:54:28 PM »

Thanks so much for the great tutorial (and I love the way you keep adding to it - the cloth pad tutorial shall never die!!!!!!).  It's totally encouraging me to get off my butt and make some for my girlfriend (I have a keeper, she's a pad kind of a grrl) - and since it's coming up to winter down here in the southern hemisphere there are lots of nifty flannel pj fabrics at the craft store.  Now, if I can just fit it in around working on my thesis.....  sure.  we all know crafting comes first.
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SarahFroggy
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2004 07:37:27 PM »

i'm glad i saw this post. i had seen the cloth pads and keeper like things in health food stores and though sounds good but kind of a hassle. i think i may be convinced. being good to our bodies, saving money and being crafty..hehe how could we lose. Tongue
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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2004 09:11:12 AM »

For the gals looking for a waterproof fabric -- I don't think you need one.  I use Glad Rags, which are all cotton.  With one or two liners depending on how heavy the day is, moisture might get through to the panties, but blood won't, so you might get damp, but no staining.  Your mileage may vary, especially if you get very heavy periods, but that's been my experience.

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« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2004 03:01:08 PM »

I finally made some of these (they don't work yet, though, because I can't find my snaps), plus they're a little wonky, but I made 6 and they are so cheerful. 



I didn't use any waterproof fabric, and the wings are extra wide for that anti-leaking factor.  Thanks so much for the inspiiration!
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VoiceFromAfar
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2004 05:18:58 PM »

these are quite awesome, but what in gods name do you do with the full cloth pad when you need a change at school or work?!
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« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2004 12:52:43 PM »

Awww-- Starmeg, those are so adorable! Is that flannel? It makes Aunt Flo so cheery!

VoiceFromAfar-- I have a little cloth bag (hehe, Jordy-style but only about 3 inches tall) that has a velcro closure. I pop the used one in a zip-lock baggie and tuck it into the bag. No mess and no one can see it in my backpack (or purse, whatever)... The best part: it is made patch-work style from my old undies and has a matching bag to store my clean ones!

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starmeg
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2004 02:38:26 PM »

yes, those wonky colourful gems are flannel!  so soft, so cheerful....
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« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2004 06:00:50 PM »

That's so incredibly clever.... I would have never thought to make a pad of my own.  It's definitely a money saver, and I'd much rather hafta wash a few pads then worry about leaks and messes... awesome job!

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SarahFroggy
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2004 12:38:48 PM »

alright here they are. only made two so i could see if i like them. then perhaps i might go into mass production..hehe these are just liners to use 'just in case' in conjunction with the diva cup.Tongue



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lstarr
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2004 07:44:49 PM »

This is a really good tutorial. I've never heard/thought of using a waterproof/nylon lining, I may have to try that. I just use various thicknesses of washcloth material.
I made my own pattern based off of another pattern that was too big:

On the inside the edges are cut with pinking shears because it is really hard to serge this shape. In the pattern basically the stars get sewed onto the stars and the circles on the circles. Then the whole thing gets turned inside out. I use a safety pin to keep the wings together because Velcro scratches and I can't figure out how to put on snaps.
It's a really big picture so go to: http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v283/lstarr/paddern.jpg if you'd like the full-size version.
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