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Topic: Organization, Eco-Friendly, Stash-craft...it's a cloth pad organizer! (pic heavy  (Read 8960 times)
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« on: February 04, 2008 07:14:11 AM »

This actually fits a few of my resolutions--to be more organized (this is the year, I swear it  Roll Eyes ), to be more eco-friendly, and to use from the stash, instead of just increasing it!!  So, after finding these threads: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0  &  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99412.0 , I switched to all cloth pads.  Then, needing a place to put them, I created....

The Cloth Pad Organizer!!

It is made entirely from fabric out of the stash, except for the interfacing inside and the bias tape around the edge.  Unfortunately, I didn't think to take any pictures while I was making it, but here is the finished product, about 15x22 inches, not counting the hanger:




Each of the different fabrics is actually a long pocket, about 6 inches deep and attached to a plain linen backing:


Closeup of the fabrics:


The back is also pretty, even though--as hubby pointed out--it is against the wall and no one will ever see it:


Detail of the back fabric:


And of course, the "Action Shot":


So, that's it, and...thanks for looking!!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 08:06:12 AM »

Oh!! I love those colors Cheesy:D:D Very nicely made Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 08:17:47 AM »

Great fabrics!  I love the back too, who cares if no one else sees it, you know it's there.  Kudos to you on the cloth pads.  That's a leap I have yet to make but maybe making them myself will be a good inspiration.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 08:24:07 AM »

Thanks! 

sunshyn_stef, I wasn't too sure either, but I am liking them more than I expected!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 09:36:37 AM »

I love the fabrics you chose and what a great way to keep your resolution. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008 06:53:43 AM »

Those fabrics are so pretty!
And the good thing about it is it can be used to hold different things as well.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008 07:18:46 AM »

Thanks!  Yeah, I figured if it turned out that the pockets were too small for everything, at least it looks nice--even from the back! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008 08:55:38 AM »

Oooh...I just discovered cloth pads a few months ago. I have finally decided to try them, so I've been gathering materials to make the transition easier and this is just too perfect. You could even use it for so many different things.  I love your fabric too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008 08:59:43 AM »

Nice!  I've just made some pads, and am making the switch, too!  I made the switch to the Diva Cup last month, and figured I might as well not spend another dime on menstrual products again!  Great for you, too!  I love not impacting the environment, it feels so great!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008 09:15:24 AM »

Another diva cup user, w/cloth for backup (& postpartum). I wish I had something like this for MY stash  after the babe! As for now, it's fluffing up one whole drawer.
What a great way to reduce our impact WHILE cutting back on exposure to bleach, good for you!
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008 01:58:40 PM »

Thanks, beethechange and VeggieJess!  I am liking the cloth much better--in addition to all the enviro benefits, they are sooo much more comfy!  And now my 13 year old daughter is switching also. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2008 02:56:12 PM »

That is such a great organizer! The fabric is really pretty.

I just got a divacup and two cloth pads from lunapads, and I am really looking forward to making more cloth pads of my own. I don't have anyplace to put them yet, and they're languishing in the back of my undies drawer, but...not for long!

And, beethechange, your icon is beautiful...did you paint it?
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2008 05:04:53 PM »

Thanks, number3legs!  I've heard that other people use a basket, or something, but my bathroom is way too small for that.   Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2008 06:35:23 PM »

That is awesome. I never thought of that. I'm a longtime Diva cup and Lunapad user, and am always misplacing clean pads and liners all over my dresser. This is a great idea!
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008 05:15:56 PM »

I am so glad you like it!  I knew that if I didn't make something like it, there was no way I would be able to find anything when I needed it... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008 12:23:56 AM »

couldnt you kinda flip the organizer around so that the back is showing during the time you arent using the pads?
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2008 01:28:02 PM »

Absolutely!  I've actually started doing that, because I like the back so much.   Smiley
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