To be able to make your own reusable sanitary pads at home is a blessing. It cost much less, is environment-friendly and allows the comfort and leisure you need with your pad. It is custom so it fits properly. Further, you can have them in whichever color you like. Maybe, even patterns of colorful fabric.

  1. Collect Fabric like Cotton Flannel for the Exterior

You can choose between solid colors or patterns from your local cutting and calico store. There are so many different varieties of these sheets and you can use whichever you like the most. There are lots of colorful options here. Cut out a template on a cardstock like a diamond shape. Keep it about 9 inches and 8 inches in both the sides for length and width. This is going to rest on the bottom of your underwear, so choose your fabric nicely.

  1. Instead of Flannel, you can Use Cotton Fabric too

Having made the diamond-shaped flannel/cotton pieces from the template, sew both of them together with their right sides facing inward, the sewing threads on the outside on their boundary. After having done so, cut a small slit in the middle of it, just on one side. Pull out the inward side to outwards just like reversing your t-shirt.

  1. Now, We Create the Pad Liner

Create again a second template on a cardstock. This is rectangular with rounded corners. Keep them about 8 inches in height and 2 and 1/2 inches in width. You have to cut three to five pieces of soft toweling using the template. Use the template to cut out two pieces of the flannel too. But, for the flannel keep about 1 cm more boundary. The toweling will become the liners and the flannel will be the covers. Finally, sew the two pieces of the flannel, cut a slit at the center, and flip it inside out.

  1. Put the Lines inside and Attach Straps

Now, place the liners inside the flannel. Sew it to the bade pad firmly. Also, attach some straps on its sides. Use them to tie the pad to the base of your underwear.

This will hold for 2 hours on a heavy day. Clean it properly and reuse.

What materials are needed for reusable sanitary pads?

To get started with your pad, you’ll need the following materials: thick paper, a marker pen, a ruler, scissors, thin fabric (cotton is ideal), thick fabric (e.g. an old towel), a button, a needle and thread and a safety pin. Next, download your instructions, including the template for your pad.

How can I make period pads at home?

How do you make a fabric hand pad?

How do I make a no sew reusable pad?

Can I use a washcloth as a pad?

Why does my pad Keep folding?

Try a washcloth or another small cloth if you have one.

Fold it so it’s about the size of a sanitary napkin and place it in your underwear until you can find a pad. If it soaks up the water, you can use it as a pad, but if the water beads up and rolls off the fabric, you should find another option.

Can you use a shirt as a pad?

This happens when the fabric of your underpants “bunches” up after the pad has been snapped around it. You probably get fabric “bunching” in the underwear somewhere when wearing them without a pad too – because often there is more fabric than our bodyshape needs… but you won’t notice it when wearing them.

What to do with old reusable pads?

The core or absorbent material can be anything that holds liquid. For thinner pads, flannel, flower sack towels and even tshirts make great cores (2 layers for light, 4 for moderate and 6 for heavy). If you don’t mind a fluffier pad terry towels can be used.

Can you use socks as pads?

When your cloth pads have reached the end of their useful life, try to recycle as much as possible. It’s important to “deconstruct” the pad so that as much as possible can be recycled. Remove the popper (you may need to prise it off or use a hammer to pop it off) and recycle with metals or plastics as appropriate.

How do you make a feminine pad?

SOCKS: Use your old socks to make a temporary pad. You can wrap a toilet paper around the sock on your underwear to prevent it from shifting. Socks are usually sweat absorbent and hence make makeshift pads.

How long do reusable pads last?

Sew the pad:
  1. Place the liner right side up, on the top side of the outer layer, covering the slit. Pin or clip and stitch in place at 1/4″.
  2. Attach snaps or Velcro. Before attaching snaps, place the pad in a pair of your underwear to mark where you would like the snaps to close.

Which way up do you wear reusable sanitary pads?

How long do reusable menstrual pads last? The lifespan of a cloth pad can vary, depending on how often they are used and how they are cared for. Generally, you can expect them to last up to 5 years with proper care.

Do reusable pads feel wet?

Using our pads with prints it’s easy to see what side should be facing down and up. The printed side should be laying up and the white side faces down. With our single colored cloth pads you can easily tell what side faces up and down by looking at the stitching (see image attached).

How do you get smell out of reusable pads?

You will probably need to change your reusable pad one to six times a day. You’ll know it’s time to switch out the pad if it starts to feel wet next to your skin. Naturally, the heavier your flow, the more often you’ll have to change pads.

Do cloth pads stink?

For a start… after you find your container of stinky pads, give them a good rinse out until the water is clear. Perhaps then give them a soak in some water for a few minutes/hours containing baking soda, disinfectant, teatree oil or something similar.

How do you disinfect cloth pads?

Um, do they smell? If you change your pad often enough, your PIMPs won’t smell. Cloth pads allow moisture to evaporate and less moisture means less odor (and no more feeling like there’s a soggy lump in your pants!). Your PIMP won’t feel wet until it’s completely saturated and then it’s time to change it!

Are reusable pads worth it?

Cloth pads are often more absorbent than disposable, but should still be changed regularly. Carry a wet bag with you to hold any soiled pads you remove throughout the day. Pads should be thoroughly sanitized after a yeast infection in a solution of one tablespoon bleach per gallon of cold water. Soak for 30 minutes.