Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cloth Pads !! Yippy !!

This post was done a few years ago, but I still rave about them, so I had to post it here.  :o)

After hearing many good things about cloth pads, I decided to try them. I couldn't bear paying the amount for only a few pads that some companies wanted, so I made my own. I made two of each color here and have many more cut out ready to sew.

This is the pantyliner pad found at Adahy's Cloth Pad Patterns. They also have an 11 inch pad pattern and a circle pad pattern. For those of you who like the Luna Pads, she has a multi layer pad pattern as well.
The panty liner one was plenty big for me. The 11 inch one looks way to huge, but might work for an overnight pad. I may have to make the multi layer pad. I made mine without  the PUL, as I couldn't find it in my fabric store locally. I did find a few places online to buy it, but at nearly 9.00 a yard + shipping, I figured it was too much.

I just made mine with two layers of terry and two layers of flannel. I leaked through only once, but my periods tend to be very light and with using these, I swear it was even lighter than normal. So silly to be excited about using these, but they are so nice and soft and I will never go back to disposables. I am so tired of the rashes the chemicals that the  disposables gave me.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for posting this and adding the links to get the patterns. My husband and I have four little girls (ages 2, 4, 7, and 9) and a little one on the way. With the oldest turning 9 recently I told my husband we need start a pad and pantyliner stockpile now or go ahead and start saving money to buy fabric so I can sew them pantyliners and pads. (I use the homemade ones and the girls know it; I am allergic to commercial feminine products. So it won't be an issue with them.) Thank you again.


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