Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Simple Cloth Pad

The last two pad options I've shared included wrap around wings. Wings are very handy on cloth pads, but they also require the extra step of adding snaps or velcro as a closure. Today I want to share with you a couple of simple cloth pad options that will not require either. 
I want everyone who wants to participate to feel like they can. And every single pad, regardless of style or options will be a blessing! As a reminder from of the need we are trying to fill , "If they cannot afford disposables (or there are none available) they have to use whatever they can find. Often leaves or newspapers, cloth rags if they are lucky."
 With that perspective, let me offer you some super simple options for cloth pads. These can be made by either sewing or serging and I will share the details for both. Seriously as easy as 1, 2, 3!
STEP 1: Cut 2 layers of flannel in either a square shape, mine are 10x10 or...

... 2 layers, 4 inches by the width of your fabric in long strips. (I simply folded my flannel with selvedge ends together and then the 4" strips were already doubled.)

STEP 2: Either serge or sew, turn & top-stitch around the parameter of your cut layers.

STEP 3: For the squares, tri-fold them across, and...

...for the strips, tri-fold them lengthwise, and you're done!
 Seriously! It's that easy to make a significant difference in the life and education of a young woman! 
There you have it! A neat and lovely stack of soft and absorbent goodness ready to bless another.

And if you have any question about whether it really makes a difference and whether the items are really used, jump over to the facebook page of Days For Girls and soak up a bit of their overwhelming gratitude! You can also take a look at the variety of different pads they are delighted to receive.
"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
As always, email me if you have any questions at all! I'm happy to help!
 p.s.  as a Bonus to just getting to feel great by helping another, we're going to be offering a Grand Prize Gift Pack of all kinds of "back to school" sewing fun to one of you that sews along!!! I'll open a "linky" next week to allow you to begin showing off your work and tell us who you are sending your pads to. It's going to be fun!!!!


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