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« on: February 22, 2019 09:09:54 AM »



A friend is making another trip to Tanazania in a couple weeks. She and her mom decided to make feminine hygeine kits for girls who would have to miss school while having their periods. This diminishes the chances that girls will finish school. Cry  My contributions were for materials for and making drawstring bags to hold the kits and reuseable pads to include. The kits will also have ziplock-style bags for transporting used pads before cleaning and pairs of panties.





The outside layers are flannel, there are 4 layers of cotton batting inside, with a moisture barrier between the bottom layer of batting and the bottom piece of flannel. The wings have velcro to hold them in place.



I made most of the bags at a sew-in last weekend at my friend's house and didn't get photos.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019 10:56:12 AM »

This is all kinds of awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019 11:02:00 AM »

It is all kinds of awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019 11:49:07 AM »

What a wonderful thing to do for the girls.  Thanks for being awesome  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2019 12:26:21 PM »

I love this.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2019 12:36:22 PM »

That's awesome MT!
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019 12:46:04 PM »

Thanks, friends! I'm so glad my friend who is organizing this posted on FB where I could see and welcomed my participation. I feel priveleged to participate.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019 06:32:22 PM »

You and your friend are just wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019 06:03:51 AM »

This is fabulous! I would love to know what the moisture barrier fabric is, I've become hooked on these myself!
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019 07:45:55 AM »

This is fabulous! I would love to know what the moisture barrier fabric is, I've become hooked on these myself!

D'oh! That is the one material that I was given by my friend to make these rather than coming from my stash. I will ask her if she knows... I think she said it was from the stash she inherited from her aunt so she also may not know.  Undecided I do know that it is not the PUL fabric that is used in cloth diapers, because I have that in my own stash.
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