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« on: July 17, 2010 01:53:18 PM »

Iíve wanted to buy/make cloth pads for a while now, but this Craftster post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344775.0 finally kicked my butt into gear. I recently got the Diva cup, so I donít have a need for regular pads. However, I do need daily panty liners and hate, hate, hate using and throwing away one every day. Compared to pad patterns, there arenít many out there for panty liners. I did find one liner tutorial (http://sites.google.com/site/shewhorunsintheforest/008) that I used for the base of mine.

I changed the shape to something that I think will work best for me. I used two layers of cotton for the base and wings, and three layers of thin cotton flannel for the top (two would work fine for the most part, but why risk it when itís still really thin?) I sewed the back sides of the base together, leaving one wing open to turn inside out. I probably should have curved the wings more as they get to the liner because there is some bunching after turning out, but you donít notice it when the wings are folded over.

I thought the idea of cutting down the middle of the top pieces seems to defeat the purpose of the liner altogether. Maybe it works fine, but it just seems weird to me. I stacked my layers and used a zigzag stitch to attach them to the base.

I realized later that I put two channels down the middle of my trial liner (not shown) and didnít with this batch. Iím going to try these without it first to see whether or not it makes a difference. I am very excited about these! I probably spent about $3 making seven of these. I only used about 1/2 yard of the cotton flannel I bought, and I bought the snaps for the wings (Michaels coupon!). The base fabrics were leftovers from other projects.

« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010 02:10:44 PM »

isn't the Diva cup awesome? I'm going to have to make some of these liners, too. Thanks for the link!

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010 05:15:31 PM »

This is something I need to do. I'm going to check out the links you posted and then see if I have the materials needed whip up some of these. I'm still on the fence about the Diva Cup. I tried tampons once and said, "Never again".

« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010 06:13:00 PM »

tampons are evil. they suck up all the natural healthy moisture, plus they're just gross. and bad for plumbing. the diva cup takes a bit of getting used to, but I think it's the best option out there.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010 06:20:07 PM »

your liners look great....Im so glad that the tute I did for the "oh oh mama pads" inspired you...... I have made a few different styles for different people, and like you said, you just need to figure out whats going to work best for you.... hope you like yours

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010 07:44:58 PM »

looks great!

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