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Old 09-01-2010, 04:36 PM
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@Redpepper - I would love that pattern... I would love to be able to save money on pads..
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:31 PM
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@Redpepper - I would love that pattern... I would love to be able to save money on pads..
Can you draw a rectangle and cut up an old towel? There's your "pattern".

I'm amazed that people spend $20 on "menstruation kits" at food coops when it's just a bunch of flannel rags with fancy packaging.

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Old 09-01-2010, 05:55 PM
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Pretty much what neon says. I shaped mine like an iron and then rounded the broad end a bit. I took layers of towels and put flannel on the top and bottom and then sewed the edges with a serger.

Really though, you could get away with a folded old towel and experiment with bulk before cutting it up. Its almost better to have it unfoldable.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:01 PM
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It's good because you can make longer/thicker ones for nighttime and thinner/smaller ones for daytime or tapering off.
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How many layers of towel? I'm wondering if it cuts down on wardrobe options during your period.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:05 PM
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How many layers of towel? I'm wondering if it cuts down on wardrobe options during your period.
AS many as you need. It "cuts down on wardrobe options" the same way using a maxi pad does.

Sometimes I wonder what people think they did before Kotex and StayFree were invented.

The same goes double for childbirth "classes". None of us would even BE here if people needed "classes" for that. Western society really makes us dumb.

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Old 09-01-2010, 07:30 PM
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AS many as you need. It "cuts down on wardrobe options" the same way using a maxi pad does.

Sometimes I wonder what people think they did before Kotex and StayFree were invented.

The same goes double for childbirth "classes". None of us would even BE here if people needed "classes" for that. Western society really makes us dumb.
It was just a question since I've never seen a fabric pad, I have no frame of reference to work with.

I have to agree about the childbirth classes though. It's something your body just does, all the book learning in the world isn't going to change what your body is naturally going to do.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:46 PM
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It was just a question since I've never seen a fabric pad, I have no frame of reference to work with.

Well I wasn't really directing my "I wonder..." statement at you. I have seen a lot of people surprised by the idea that you can make your own feminine hygiene accessories. It's pretty much the same difference between cloth/reusable diapers and disposable ones: cheaper, more comfortable, and better for the environment.

Myself, I prefer sea-sponges; but I'm having my uterus taken out at the end of this year so I won't even have to deal with sponges for very much longer.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:21 PM
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Here is a link http://www.diapersewing.com/clothpads.htm

Although, I have yet to have the time to sit down and actually do more than my boys pants

I did purchase a few cloth pads to try out. They use Suplex (or such) as a bottom waterproof liner and I find that it makes me sweat. What is a better fabric to use on the bottom of the pad?
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:49 PM
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I used to make my boys dispers too. Until he became a toddler and then bought reliable cloth ones that had velcro tabs. It took way to long to make as many as I needed! About 5 to 10 a day! No way I had time!

I discovered that putting a fleece lining on them meant that he didn't have wetness against his skin. I haven't tried it, but I wonder if this would work with pads?
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