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I know, this probably sounds really yucky, but I created these for emergency purposes, shall we say! Seriously if there was a natural disaster of some sort, everyone scrambles to the stores to wipe the shelves clean of supplies including feminine necessaries.
Now I wont ever be left without the basic essentials! My pattern was based on Always Ultra pads, though not exactly the same.
I made these using 100% cotton bandannas, plastic backed cotton quilted material (to prevent leaks) and an absorbent core made from one of those thin, camp towels that holds 10x the amount of liquid that a normal towel holds.
They fold in on themselves and button using the "wings"which keeps them nice & compact.
These you can just throw in the washing machine & reuse which is great for the environment too!

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Comment by Birdie on April 27, 2010 at 8:23pm
: ) Thanks a bunch
Comment by Melinda Sarpal on April 27, 2010 at 11:00am
This is great. I like how these fold up. Super awesome!!!!
Comment by Jaqui Betts on November 30, 2009 at 4:49pm
What a GREAT idea -- although, thankfully, I'm beyond this monthly problem. I think it's a really great idea.
Comment by Julia on November 17, 2009 at 8:12pm
These are awesome! I'm 32, and have been using my own Grandma-showed-me-how-to-make-it pads exclusively for about 4 years now. I put cloth diapers on my babies, why not for myself, ya know? I'm glad to see some women still do this and make them! The camp towels inside though - total genius! Much better than old fingertip towels...

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