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Kim on Aug 23, 2016
This fabric just makes me so happy. Hedgies!!
Alissa Springfield on Aug 23, 2016
i love this fabric design its so pretty the back is so soft and it feels very absorbent
I make beautiful, reusable cloth menstrual pads and occassionally bags to carry them.
I learned about cloth pads through a self sufficiency/homesteading site. At first I was grossed out but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. I started having some health issues that were being aggravated by disposable products so I did some more research on reusables. After I made my first stash from a free pattern on the internet I was less than thrilled. I designed my own pattern and then did some tweaking to get the perfect, non-slip fit. After getting the perfect fit I started experimenting with different materials. When I hit on what worked best for me I had a few internet friends try them out and after their encouragement I opened yurtcraft.
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Honestly, it's just more comfortable! Just imagine not having plastic in your panties once a month and not getting the unwanted occasional bikini wax from the tape =/. Cloth pads are not what cloth used to be. They come in fun fabrics and different shapes. They are not the old rags that your mothers or grandmothers may have used. Cloth isn't hard to care for either, you can rinse and soak them or you can just fold them and wash them all at the end of your cycle. It's really no different than washing your panties. Do you throw them away when they get a stain? No, you wash them. And just think, with cloth pads on hand there will never be another midnight run to the convenience store for feminine hygiene products.
All top fabric is washed in hot water with a dye free detergent. All core fabrics are washed in hot water with dye free detergent, twice. Because of this shrinkage should not be an issue. I would still recommend you wash your pads yourself in your preferred detergent before use as I do use Mary Ellen's Best Press when I iron the top fabrics.
I use bamboo and organic cotton as the main absorbent layers in the core. Bamboo is anti-bacterial and very absorbent, you can read about it here--http://bamboostyle.com/whybamboo.html
~My Cleaning Routine~
There are many routines but I am basically lazy so I store my used pads in a mesh laundry bag until I do laundry. I don't rinse them I just fold them in half and toss them in. If I remember I will put the bag in the washing machine, with my whites, the night before I plan to do laundry so they can soak overnight. I use cool/warm (not hot) water, some detergent and a scoop of oxygen bleach. The next morning I will finish the cycle and move my whites to the dryer, leaving the mesh bag of pads in the washing machine. I will wash my next load along with the pads transferring the laundry to the dryer and leaving the pads behind for the next load. When I've washed my last load the pads go into the dryer with it. If you have some particularly stubborn stains OxyClean Gel is amazing for getting them out, check for stains between loads.
The manufacturer of the backing fabrics recommends not washing with hot water and drying on medium or low heat in order to maintain moisture resistance. They also don't recommend the use of vinegar or borax in the wash.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I ship using First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation for US orders and I use International First Class for overseas orders. I usually ship the day after your order is placed unless there is a Post Office holiday. If you want your parcel insured please contact me, I can add insurance for $1.10 more. Once packages are handed off to the post office I am no longer responsible for them. If you are concerned about your package not arriving I can invoice you for the added expense.
Your package will arrive in a Poly Mailer that is:
•Made of post-consumer material
•100% post-consumer content
•Recyclable and Compostable