Frugal Mom: Frugal Cloth Menstrual Pads

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, June 09, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Dishtowel cape, menstrual pad bodice, and a green bean salad, by moppet65535, on Flickr

Cloth 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!

Simply buy the cheapest terry washcloths you can find.

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

Image: | Make Your Own Cloth Menstrual Pads Pattern

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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.

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: Shop Towels Commercial Grade | Machine Washable Cotton Washcloths | Lint Free Shop Rag | Perfect for Auto Mechanic Work and Bar Mop | by Utopia TowelShopping Suggestions:
Washable Cotton Washcloths - 100 Red Washcloths

100% Turkish Cotton Burgundy Washcloths

AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloth - Pack of 24

Duro-Med Flannel/Rubber Waterproof Sheeting

Wintry Fleece Red Fabric By The Yard

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