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« on: March 06, 2008 01:11:13 PM »

This is my first attempt at a zipper and I'm not very patient, so I know it's not perfect!  It'll come with practice, I guess.

My 9-year-old niece started her period a few weeks ago and has been using a small open-top tote I made her for Christmas to carry her maxi pads around.  I thought she might appreciate something that afforded her a little more privacy, so I made her this small (about 6"x5") zippered cozy to hold her feminine products. 

I freehanded the pattern and the embroidery.  I wanted to cheer up the bag, since I know how miserable I am when I'm on my period. 

Since I took the pics, I've trimmed the extra thread so it looks a bit more clean.

Comments, suggestions and criticism welcome!

Have a Happy Period!

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This one's a little blurry.  The inside is also yellow.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 01:12:28 PM »

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa y!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 01:18:06 PM »

  Wow!  9?!?!  When I was a kid, 11 was a little early to start your period!  Have you told her about cloth menstrual pads?  There are many posts on here about them, and I have made some as well!  Check out my post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225978.msg2446642#msg2446642 . With your sewing skills you could easily whip out a bunch in no time! 
  Great job on the bag as well!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 01:20:02 PM »

Nine? Poor kid! Good thing she has a lovely auntie like you to make her cute stuff. I love the happy little cloud!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 01:29:10 PM »

Ouch, having it when your nine must stink! I bet she'll love her tote because it's absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 01:46:13 PM »

aw, I started my period early, I was in the 5th grade...don't remember how old, it sucks.
 I wish I would have had a cute thing like that... Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 01:52:03 PM »

Ugh, nine is way early to start that stuff...poor girly.  I second VeggiJess's comment; cloth pads might make the overall menstruating experience more pleasant for your niece.  Very cute bag---I love the rainbow and the smiling cloud!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 02:24:08 PM »

My friends daughter started at 9 I think its all the additives in food now. I think this is really cute and special cause you made it for her. As for cloth pads, I know they are better for you and more eco friendly but I don't think a 9 yo wants to deal with the cleaning side of them and having to store the used pad if she changes at school.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 02:26:03 PM »

Thanks!  The fabric pads might be worth looking into. I'm sure I could make them a little smaller to fit her better than the disposables on the market.  I was also surprized to find out she started so young!  9 seems so young!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 03:21:58 PM »

How precious is that!  Your niece is a lucky gal.
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