Please note, this post does contain a lot of TMIs (To Much Info) about me.
You have been warned!
You might have noticed (or not) but I am venturing into a new world by making reusable items. I shared with you a couple of different DIY makeup remover pads and reusable panty liners with a drawstring waterproof pouch for the dirty ones.
Now I am going really personal (which by the way, makes me super uncomfortable) and letting the whole world know I use RUMPs or ReUsable Menstrual Products. Only the menstrual pads though, not quite using the cups yet (although that probably will change in the future).
- Cotton w. cute print
- Micro-fleece in matching colour
- terry-cotton (or any old towel will do)
- PUL (waterproof fabric)
- Find a pattern, either online or make one yourself from a menstrual pad (I made our own)
- Trace the pattern onto card board and cut out
- Cut out one pattern of the cotton and one of the micro fleece
- Cut a strip of terry cotton and PUL (a bit smaller than the pattern)
- With the wrong side up, pin the terry cotton (the middle) and PUL (on top) and sew two straight seams
- Pin the right side of the cotton to the right side of the micro-fleece (the “rough” side) and pin together
- Sew around leaving a gap in the side. Trim access fabric
- Turn the pad right side out and pin the opening shut
- Sew around the edges of the pad for a nice finish
- Then add the snaps to the wings.
Here is a size comparison to the panty liners (small) I have made.
- How many layers of terry cotton do you use??
A: I have one layer, as this is all I need. I probably have a light to medium flow. If you need more feel tree to add another layer or two.
- What type of snaps do you use?
A: I use PRYM plastic snaps, but you can use any kind. You can also use velcro if you want, or anything else. I have even read some people use a safety-pin, but I just find that really weird.
- How do you wash these after use?
A: I give them a quick rise under a running tap before I put them in my drawstring waterproof pouch. I later wash them on 60 degrees with my underwear and towels. You can also do a pre-soak if you are worried about stain.
If you have any other questions let me know and I will do my best to answer them for you. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and check out more stuff on my blog.