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Disposable feminine pads may be convenient, but what would you do in the event of a survival situation or you simply can’t buy them?
Learning to make your own is not only an exercise in self-sufficiency, but it’s also frugal and far less wasteful than the disposable products.
Here is some excellent information on making cloth feminine pads using mostly re-purposed cloth. I have also included a couple of videos that I think will help you prepare for a feminine emergency!
Old baby blankets and pieces of fleece work great. Waterproof material for the liner can be found at any fabric store or re-purposed if necessary.
The design is really simple, and you can get creative with the fabric or fasteners if you like.
I found the most helpful tip was to make them in a variety of absorbance levels. That way, you have your liners, your heavy day pads, and everything in between.
The sewing pattern is easy, and you can even print it out for easy and consistent fabric cutting.