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Topic: Serged Wingless Mama Pad - Mini Tutorial  (Read 5469 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010 11:05:17 AM »

WOW..This is interesting..Making me wish I had/knew how to use a surger..Great idea
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010 06:30:03 AM »

I spose in all truthfulness it's not *all* that different from a cloth nappy really. I wish I knew how to surger too - I'd like to get rid of the disposables for me AND for the environment. Oh and a tip for getting blood out of a lot of items (not just pads) is soaking in vinegar and bicarb of soda and then rubbing with baby shampoo.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010 06:06:49 PM »

They really look professional! How the hack do you serge those small corners sooo perfectly?
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010 02:05:39 PM »

I'm not really understanding how this works. I know you re-use them and wash them. How do you keep them from being stained and such?
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010 06:31:15 PM »

I'm not really understanding how this works. I know you reuse them and wash them. How do you keep them from being stained and such?

Yup, you sure do wash 'em.  The idea is to try and be green.  Also, reusable pads like this have less chemicals than commercial produced disposable pads, so some people find they help with making their period more comfortable.

To avoid staining, some people use a wet bucket (just a small covered container kept under the sink filled with water and vinegar, I believe?), but it's not really necessary to do that.  While they may be stained if you don't, their use kind of lends itself to stains, so it not really something to be overly worried about, you know?  I've also heard that putting anything stained out in the sun can really help to bleach it well.

If you want to get a more detailed picture about the benefits of reuseable pads, check out this tutorial that turned into a giant discussion thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.msg11973#msg11973
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2010 05:33:05 PM »

WOW..This is interesting..Making me wish I had/knew how to use a surger..Great idea

You can still create these pads by using the T&T method.. Turning and topstitching... In fact.. I will get cracking on a tute for that as well w/in the week.
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2010 05:39:42 PM »

I'm not really understanding how this works. I know you re-use them and wash them. How do you keep them from being stained and such?

I also use Bio-Kleen Bac-out.. it works wonders and leaves the pads smelling naturally fresh. 

There are great resources to find this info...   here are a few of my favorites.. (by no way, shape, form or means am I connected to the links that I am providing as a resource)

http://www.comfyclothpads.com/washing-cloth-pads.html
http://clothpads.wikidot.com/washing
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