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  1. #1
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    Free homemade 'glad rags'

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    A number of years ago when I was getting into sewing I decided to make my own reusable pads for having my period be less plastic-based & throw-away. I no longer need these and thought I'd see if anyone wants to give them a try. Not as nice as the stuff on gladrags.com, but MUCH cheaper.

    There are 2 big ones, 4 medium, 3 liners, and a storage bag, all made from cotton flannel and quality snaps. I'll send them free to the lower 48, talk to me about sharing shipping costs if further.
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    Sit bones = ~135 mm, saddles that work ~ 155cm/6.1 in wide
    2003 da Vinci (custom road/all-rounder)/Terry Butterfly Ti
    1994 Gary Fisher Nirvana (vintage MTB/commuter)/Terry Butterfly Chromoly
    1991 Terry Symmetry (NOS frame/fork, project in progress)
    1973 Raleigh Super Course (project in progress)

  2. #2
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    Funny, I just ordered a set from "Party in my pants". I'm interested in reducing the volume of trash, plus even though the initial outlay is a little steep it'll earn itself back after a few months. I was wondering if there was a pattern to make your own--but not interested in attempting to make them myself. I have no delusions about my crafty skills.
    2009 Trek 7.2FX WSD, brooks Champion Flyer S, commuter bike

  3. #3
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    I dunno, maybe some of you had light periods.

    I can't imagine, given some of my heavy periods when I was younger, to use cloth pads. 'Course I believe my mother in China ..this would be back in
    1940's, did.
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  4. #4
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    Yes I'd like them if they are available! Since I started using the Diva Cup, I need very little in the way of pad.

  5. #5
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    Great, AndiXT, they're yours! I sent you a PM to get your address.

    And Melalvai, not sure about the patterns, a couple of us just studied them in Whole Foods and gave it a shot. Not exactly sewing a shirt or something hard.

    And shootingstar, yeah, I could see if v. heavy they wouldn't be comfortable, but I have been fairly lucky that way, and just keep trying to reduce trash.
    Last edited by out_spokin'; 03-01-2011 at 06:45 PM.
    Sit bones = ~135 mm, saddles that work ~ 155cm/6.1 in wide
    2003 da Vinci (custom road/all-rounder)/Terry Butterfly Ti
    1994 Gary Fisher Nirvana (vintage MTB/commuter)/Terry Butterfly Chromoly
    1991 Terry Symmetry (NOS frame/fork, project in progress)
    1973 Raleigh Super Course (project in progress)

 

 

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