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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2004 12:52:52 PM »

Thanks for this earth-saving idea, thixle!
  But, I don't quite get what to use as the waterproof layer.  Do they sell it in the fabric store (I keep picturing in my head that stuff they make gym shorts from.)
or I have some left over vinyl around. Do you think I could use that?
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2004 01:35:36 PM »

 But, I don't quite get what to use as the waterproof layer.  Do they sell it in the fabric store (I keep picturing in my head that stuff they make gym shorts from.)
or I have some left over vinyl around. Do you think I could use that?

Yep, I actually used old gym shorts. I have seen the same nylon at Wal-Mart on the $1 table, but not at my local fabric store. (Thrift stores are great for cheap, cheap gym shorts!) As long as the vinyl you have is fairly thin, go for it!  Grin

Whatever nylon/vinyl fabric you have, run water over it, and if the water beads (and doesn't go through), it will work great. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2004 05:39:09 PM »

So I made one , its kind of warped but should work just fine. I definately think that the best part of making them was when I was sewing on the velcro and my mom asked what i was making, the look on her face when she figured it out... it was priceless. If it doesn't work at ALL it will have been worth it just to see that expression! Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2004 09:40:59 PM »

I am going to have to try this!  I have developed an alergy to the adhesive of store bought pads.  So now not only am I bloated, ravenous and sleepy I am also itchy and uncomfortable!

Thanks for the instructions.


« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2004 01:03:38 PM »

Nanine--I wish I could have seen that! It was probably similar to the look my bf gave me!  Grin

And I'd like to see the knitted kind, too! (even though I don't know how to knit)
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2004 01:22:41 PM »

Hi Thixle  Smiley  -- I came to take a look at your awesome tutorial.  I found these links for fabric/waterproof fabric, but I haven't used them yet.


I was wondering though, if you wanted to put snaps on the wings , can you just use a hammer?  
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2004 10:48:41 AM »

this is a great tutorial and definitely on my list of future projects!  i've used the organic essentials non-chlorine bleached tampons exclusively for years, but cloth pads seem like a great alternative, too.  and i want to check out the sea sponges too!

as for waterproof fabric, nylon taffeta is a good option.  not the kind that's all iridescent and ball-gowny, but the windbreaker kind.   it's waterproof, thin and flexible, but won't stretch out of shape at all.  I got a whole lot for cheap at a regular fabric store.  I used it to make my friend a stain-proof apron, and have tons left over, so i'm gonna use some for these pads!
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2004 11:56:38 AM »

 Those are great! *the things you can find on the net!*

you could probably sell them at a naturopath store! great idea

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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2004 06:46:27 PM »

i also wanted to say THANK YOU! this is a great project.

ive been eheming and ahing about the idea of using these for a while now.

i think you have changed my mind.

plus i get so pissed off about having to spend money on stuff like that that just gets thrown out.

AWESOME! im advertising your tutorial to all my friends (the girls at least) Wink

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« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2004 10:27:11 AM »

I made this tutorial a while ago. one additional tip...make sure your wings are long enough to overlap, so that the velcro tabs can stick to each other.


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