Next time you need cloth pads for when you’re bleeding from “wherever” why not try your hand at making your own? Our very own Amanda Hearn has created a simple, easy to follow pattern package that we have for download.
I filmed the video of the first pad I’ve ever made and of course, the first time I’ve used this pattern. I definitely took my time while stitching to make the lines as straight as possible and make the curves just 1 curve and not 5. I hope my sad little pad is a good indication of what YOU could make! I used leftover flannel from my stash and a remnant of fleece from my local craft store. EASY AND CHEAP!
I am a very, very novice sewer. I own a machine and can count the things I’ve made on it on a single hand. Sewing lines is as far as I go and so making the pads myself was a scary thought- CURVES! Even just following a pattern made me nervous because the word pattern brings to mind pinning and complicated techniques I don’t know.
Want to see what these puppies look like?
I am SUPER impressed with the first few pads I made. The best part is that you can use up the small scraps you may have from other projects. If you don’t have scraps buying fabric for this project won’t cost a fortune either. The only big expense will be snaps and pliers if you don’t already own a pair. For anyone on the fence about reusable menstrual cloth we have a great post on why and how to get started.