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Jun. 30th, 2011 @ 03:19 pm snaps!
hello, i live in the UK and am looking to buy some more snaps, only problem is that i cant seem to find anywhere within the UK to buy them, the only place i found some was in a local fabric shop but you get about 20 in a packet and they are £2.99 per pack and works out quite expensive, help would be greatly appreciated
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coralredgate:
Jun. 29th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm hand-sewn pads

Hello!

I've just found this community and really like it. I've hand-sewn all of my cloth pads and recogniced that barely anyone sew by hand. So I'd like to share my experience. Maybe it will help someone who dosen't have a sewingmachine. My pads are pantyliners and I use them as a cup-backup. They are made out of old t-shirts. I just used 3 layers, so the pantyliners are super thin. I used a disposable pad as a pattern, simplified it and attached wings. Backstitches working best for all parts of the pads.
Now a picture of my pads so you can see them and the pattern:

I hope you don't mind my english. I 'm from austria, so it's a little difficult for me :-)

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gemuku:
Jun. 20th, 2011 @ 04:57 pm I Need Your Advice
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
hiya, i'm new to making and selling cloth pads. i live in the UK so it is quite differcult to get hold of flannel, anyway because of that i'm looking into some pure cotton and poly cotton. poly cotton is cheaper than pure cotton so would be easier to provide a range of prints but i want your advice, i would like my pads to sell well and for that i need your views on these fabrics, please pop over to http://efabrics.co.uk/ and pick out a few prints you would like to see in my shop and paste the link in your comments. thanks.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/coralredgate?ref=si_shop
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coralredgate:
Jun. 13th, 2011 @ 07:33 pm regular cloth pads
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: Rihanna - California King Bed
hello there

i have recently filled up a 20ltr stacking box with overnight cloth pads, only to find that the 20ltr stacking box that hold my regular cloth pads is looking rather bare D: so i thought i'd better fix that, anywho the reason i'm writing this post is because i'm wondering how many layers of towelling you would recommend for the core if there is no waterproofing? thanks.
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coralredgate:
May. 28th, 2011 @ 05:37 pm Using pads with boycut or boxer style panties?
What's the 'best' way to use cloth pads from moving around with the boycut or boxer style panties? I was thinking of adding fabric strips to the panties ala LunaPad panties, but since I havediffernt-width pads, I don't know waht's the best fabric to use, or how wide to make the opening for the pads. The boxer style panties I've got have about a 3" inseam, if that makes a difference..

I saw someplace about just sewing in a wingless pad into the crotch, but I really don't want to have change my panties whenever I need a new pad :)

Thanks!
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lilydg:
May. 26th, 2011 @ 08:58 pm charity pads
I am so pleased, my dad was selling a gift card for a flight ( he is a small plane pilot ) and the lady started talking about how she will be off to Africa in 10 days time to visit her orphanage that she and a friend have been sponsoring.
long story short, he tells me, I call her and she is very, very happy to receive pad kits for her girls, so much so she is stunned.

she has 12 girls and 12 boys but not many of the girls have their menses yet and already it has been a major financial hurdle to keep them in pads
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dianaingeborg1:
May. 19th, 2011 @ 09:04 pm Fabrics
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
I went to the charity shop today to look for some new patterns and fabrics and stuff. i only spent £1.50 all in all. i'm going to have great fun sewing with them when my sewing machine is fixed :)




Above is the flannel from a pyjama top for £1



Above is the polyester fleece from childs pyjama bottoms for 50p
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coralredgate:
May. 19th, 2011 @ 12:52 pm NYCers
I live in NYC and I'm moving across country and I decided to get rid of my small stash of flannel for pads. I have pink and off white, but I might also have something a bit more exciting. It's free to anyone who wants pick it up in Brooklyn or Union Square.
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retrofizz:
May. 19th, 2011 @ 12:07 pm Mini Sewing Machine
Current Mood: restlessrestless
i was thinking of purchasing either the Hobbycraft Mini sewing machine or the JML Easy stitch as they are nice and cheap and i need a sewing machine desperately. do you think that these sewing machines would be able to sew through waterproof nylon fabric and/or 4 layers of terry towelling? thanks
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coralredgate:
May. 10th, 2011 @ 03:56 pm New to making cloth pads
Current Mood: artisticartistic
hi im new to using and making cloth pads and have ordered some Quilt Wadding for the core of my pads without thinking if that would be suitable to use, to use it i was thinking of sandwiching it between 2 layers of terry and i have got some waterproof nylon fabric instead of PUL, anyway, do you think using Quilt Wadding would be ok?


thanks
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coralredgate: