Frugal Mom: Frugal Cloth Menstrual Pads

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, March 10, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: Dishtowel cape, menstrual pad bodice, and a green bean saladCloth menstrual pads too expensive to buy - but you couldn't sew one if your life depended on it??

Here's a cheap way to make your own - without sewing at all!

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Simply buy the cheapest terry washcloths you can find.

Red washcloths would be a great colour to buy, but if not - choose a colour separate from anything you would normally use as a facecloth.

Image: - Make Your Own Cloth Menstrual Pads Pattern
To use, fold one washcloth in half, then half again - both long-wise. You should have a long narrow pad now. (If you need a wider pad, fold in thirds instead.)

Place the folded washcloth in the crotch of your panties, and you are all set - cloth against cloth doesn't move much.

For more absorbency, fold two washcloths together.

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For waterproof protection, you could cut 3" by 12" (8 cm by 30 cm) strips of a rubberized flannelette, or Polar fleece, and lay it between your cloth pad and your panties. No sewing required!

To wash, simply rinse out the washcloths, and toss in the laundry hamper. Wash together with the regular laundry, no special care is needed.

Image: Danica Studio Aegean Wash Cloth, 12 by 12-Inch, Chili Red, Set of 2 - Made in turkey of 100-percent turkish long strand cottonImage: Palm Island Home 12−pk. Washcloth SetShopping Suggestions:
Danica Studio Aegean Wash Cloths
Carol Wright Gifts - Set of 24 Washcloths
Palm Island Home 12−pk. Washcloth Set
Duro-Med Flannel/Rubber Waterproof Sheeting
Wintry Fleece Red Fabric By The Yard

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