Saturday, September 19, 2009
Okay, after sewing the CDs for both my kiddos..i got really excited about making my own too. Being green..i love cloth, i have nothing against them. Besides the benefits they serve us, what can go wrong with having a period every month and using cloth pads? I want to be frugal and use anything i can find at home..but i decided to start with the decent looking one first, thennn i make them using the material that i love being next to my skin. I'm using my disposable menstrual pad as a template, and later i found out that there are a free pattern in the net. They look the same, so i stick with what i did. I didn't have a serger, so just using my plain simple sewing machine's stitches to trim the edges. In an hour, i made about three pads. Not bad eh..?
The fabrics are flannel and t-shirt. T-shirt cut-ups for the soaker part (4 layers) and flannels for the outer parts. Actually this is for the medium size, i will make another versions of larger (nite time use) and pant liners. I need to sort out the time though...hehehe! My husband already fixed the machine. Yippie!