So, after 8 months of giving birth and adjusting to not having much ME time for anything.. I can finally get back to somewhat of a schedule.. Sleep is still not that great but my body adjusted to less sleep or more segmented sleep… I finally was able to get back into sewing.. Sewing machine was already packed, fabrics in bins.. But I dig out the machine and some fabric and i started off sewing fitted crib sheets for my precious son.. he will be going to daycare and I want to make him something nice, like a fitted crib sheet and blankie set from mama dear. Anyhow, while i was looking into make more baby items or possibly using some real cute flannel fabrics that I already have and turn it into something nice and sell it on etsy.. I came across some real cool looking cloth menstrual pads. So I downloaded few patterns, used the fabrics I already have on hand and made myself couple of panty liners. Tried them on and was amazed how good they feel and they also stayed in place too (with hand sewn snaps). I am now determined to make real cool looking pads with legit materials. Not only will they be very pretty, they will be functional. Some material I have already ordered are some natural absorbent fleece, Zorb (material used for baby cloth diapers and is super absorbent), velour (soft plushy top that touches the skin), nerdy licensed cotton and flannel and PUL which is a waterproof material that makes the pad leak proof (anything is possible these days! they didnt have PUL back in the days). Being a perfectionist, I must make some good quality cloth pads. Not only for my own personal use but maybe list them on my etsy store. I am excited and cant wait for all the materials to come in. I might not be sewing any spandex cosplay costumes for a while, but making cloth pads, wet bags, baby items.. I am still leveling up on my sewing skills that way. Its my way to take my mind off the stressful times (work or at home) and be in my own little sewing zone…. Here are some pics of the practice pads I have made.
For those interested… here it is a link to my etsy store-https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDIYchick. I will post items on it once available. Again, I want to only use the best materials cause I use it myself and if I am selling it they are going to be good quality as well.