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Topic: Organization, Eco-Friendly, Stash-craft...it's a cloth pad organizer! (pic heavy  (Read 9084 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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