I haven't bought a pad or tampon for myself in over 7 years. Yes, I make my own reusable pads. Why? you ask. I was part of a breast feeding , cloth diapering , co~sleeping mommy group when my son was 2 years old. Yes, I breast fed my son till he was one. And he was cloth diapered and slept with me 3/4 of the time. All the other mommies talked about wearing 'mommy pads' and one day they got together to make some. I love to sew, so I went. Really to sew and hang out with the girls. I ended up make 3 pads that day. I took them home, tried them out and have never gone back to disposable.
They are so much more comfortable and save me money. :o) And it is really for those two reasons!!! It takes me a good 3-4 hours to make 4 or 5 of them, they are super easy to make. I laid out in the sun today while cutting them all out. Then came in, popped in "You Got Mail" and watched it while stitching them up.
Here is some of the cute flannel I have.
The campers and bus flannel is one of my favorites of course.
And here are the ones I made today. (no snaps yet). I use metal snaps, but am thinking of getting some plastic snaps this time. I just need to find a good place to get them from. These pads last me about 3 years. So I don't need to make them very often. I usually make a batch once a year. Well, there you have it....my crazy hippie secret is out. LOL. I hope you don't judge me.
In other stitchy news..... I finished tracing my Hocuspocusville block #5.
Happy stitching to you all who got through my crazy post.~~~ teehee hee ~~