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My cloth pads

Added Sep 28, 2008

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I’ve been pretty curious about cloth pads for sometime since I heard a friend is using it. My son was cloth-diapered when he was a baby, and he never had any problems on his skin. So I thought that might work for me too.

A few searches on the net lead me to this thread on crafster: They look so cute, so I made one to try. It ended up so comfortable that I had to sew some more for the rest of the time of the month. I use scraps of double-gauze cotton from my dress project, and some layers of baby burp cloth in the inside. I like them because they remind me of my son’s cloth diapers.

Anyway, my son said that my winged cloth pads look like vampire bats. I find his comment amusing. After all, they both suck blood.

also blogged here.

Material Notes

fabric scraps (double-gauze cotton), baby burp cloth





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    Feb 5, 2009, 07.42 AMby dressdummy

    For heaven’s sake, who knew? It never occurred to me to consider anything other than what is marketed. I mean, by the time I had to deal with pads, nobody was even using those garter things anymore. Hmmm. On another note, that’s quite a fashion shoot you arranged for those pads! The little bird is cute and comical!

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    Oct 23, 2008, 10.08 AMby thewestover

    I never before thought that menstrual pads could be a fashion statement!

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    Sep 30, 2008, 06.56 AMby gaslightingabbie

    wow, I never thought of that. I love that you pitch in to help the environment through sewing.

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    Sep 29, 2008, 02.35 PMby bekaem

    consequent. hats off.

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    Sep 29, 2008, 07.14 AMby elneenya

    Aren’t they bulky to wear? Do they stay in place? Does that button get in the way? Hmmm … Might have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration! Very smart!

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    Sep 28, 2008, 11.34 PMby amandapandamo

    I recently read an interesting article on the history of pads and this used to be much more common-(they said the filling could be done similiar to a quilting technique). Very cool!-and reusable.

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    Sep 28, 2008, 07.48 PMby mcloughlinsarah

    these are cool. lol love your sons comment!

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    Sep 28, 2008, 07.35 PMby littlebutton

    What an excellent idea and thanks for the links – I’m going to try this myself. I used washable nappies for my kids because I was amazed at all the waste going to landfill from using disposable nappies (a whole rubbish bag per week for 2 kids!). So why not washable menstrual pads – I could just throw them in the washing machine with the nappies!

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    Sep 28, 2008, 07.23 PMby lunatepetal

    it’s a great ECO creation! i’ve also heard good thing about the cloth pads!!

    i also had been curious about the cloth pads! i got them to just try out, then soon after that found out that i was pregnant… so they have been waiting until the day comes… ;P

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