Homemade Sanitary Pads

How do you make cloth sanitary napkins? I've seen them on the internet. I can't afford to buy the ones online, but think I could make my own.

Jan from Atlanta, GA

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Homemade Sanitary Pads

Here is a very good tutorial if anyone still needs it:

craftster.org (03/04/2009)

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By Becca25

Homemade Sanitary Pads

Here are a few links, both are great!

tinybirdsorganics.com

manymoonsalternatives.com (03/05/2009)

By Lisa

Homemade Sanitary Pads

Prewash and pre-shrink all fabric before sewing! (03/05/2009)

By Holly

Homemade Sanitary Pads

Artful folding can get you by without sewing, it worked for our great-great-great grandmothers. (03/05/2009)

By Kim Churchman

Homemade Sanitary Pads

Hillbilly Housewife has a good article on making your own pads.

hillbillyhousewife.com (03/07/2009)

By Kathy Gillmore

Homemade Sanitary Pads

Although I am beyond having a period in age, I do have incontinence and do so very much appreciate the ideas. I will also quilt the layers together because I have found them to be more absorbent for a liquid than the plain unquilted pads. I have in emergencies used old face cloths folded three times, which work fine, but it may not work for all women's fit. Good luck and God bless. : ) (03/08/2009)

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By lynda

Homemade Sanitary Pads

If you fold without sewing they will wash cleaner. (03/14/2009)

By Kim Churchman

Homemade Sanitary Pads

When I was newly widowed around 20 years ago, without means and living alone, I simply got the wash cloths and folded them to a narrow strip, and when they were dirty, rinsed them thoroughly then threw them in a small bucket of hydrogen peroxide for a while before washing them. The HP eats the proteins and everything else washes away. This worked for while I was at home, I didn't try it out and about. (07/18/2009)

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