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New pad shape and second try on breast pad

I have drawn up a new pad shape and is trying this out so my pad swap partner. I am also making several of this for my friend’s moon box that I have been putting together. I like it, easier to sew and faster.  

   Now the breast pad is a different story… My sewing machine was giving me bad attitude when I was using the overlock stitch to fake serge the edge. I don’t know about giving this to my friend as a gift:/ not cool. 

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More sewing…

Wonder what I have been up to? Well more sewing. More pad making cause I’m addicted and I mean making my own pattern testing it out or just for fun. And, buying more and more fabric! I need to stop!! I recently figured out the correct foot and the stitch in my sewing machine to do overlock stitch. I feel golden….there are some projects that you just need to have the Serged look, say cloth wipes or heart shape breast pad like bamboobies. So I made my own version of bamboobies, with flannel top for decoration and cotton velour for the soft touch to skin. Not that I need breast pad anymore since I dried up after being sick with a cold for a month. But maybe u can get better at this and list it on etsy 🙂 

Here are pics of my adventurous pads and they are quite difficult to turn. My fingers cramped up and I did tear the fabric a little bit.  Be my judge and tell me what you think??

   
    
    
   

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Rumpbox sneak peek – sew Valentine 

A sneak peek on some Valentine themed pads that I have been working on. Check out the sister blog Rumpbox.wordpress.com for any and all cloth pad related sewing projects. I need your support!

  These are finally done!  They are now available on Etsy, facebook/rumpbox and Rumpbox close group on facebook.  To check them on on Etsy, Click on this link  https://www.etsy.com/listing/263747047/valentine-themed-menstrual-pad-10?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

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Rumpbox

So I have come up with a new name for all my pads…. It should all be labeled under the name Rumpbox – box full of reusable menstral pads. And I have created a new blog for this. 

Check out the new blog! Give me some love there too and all new rump related projects will be posted there instead. You want to add that to your favorite too!

http://Rumpbox.wordpress.com
Thank you everyone for your support. New year, new name, frest start! 2016! Namaste 

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My first custom order request and postpartum cloth pads

I’m happy and excited to say that I have received and finished my very first custom order for cloth pad by TheDIYchick. Although I did not get this request thru etsy – probably has to promote it a lot more- I have gained one local customer. That is right, she is one lovely mother to be and is close enough we can arrange a pickup! 

I have put in 2 layers of diamond zorb, 2 layers of diaper flannel for core. The tops are luxurious cotton velour (a real pain fabric to sew since it is stretchy!!) and back with cotton fabrics (the pretty side you see in the pic). I am not sure how many people who make cloth pad actually hand stitch the turning hole with invisible stitches but I did. Because that gap that appears even after you turn and top stitch just bothers me.  Turning these are not easy either since the core is quite thick but they turned out good. Anyhow one last thing to add which are the snaps (red or black) and they are ready! Now back to sewing my secret projects 🙂 once they are done you will all see it on my blog as well as etsy and Facebook. 

For now enjoy the following beauties. I must say, it does reminds me of my postpartum period… Feeling like a zombie walker and craving sushi all the time lol. 

  

   

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Star war themed cloth pad. Have a nerdy period! 

Even though it’s the holidays, with all the craziness going on and a sick baby (been sick for a month now… And so have I :() the only time -me time- is when my prince is sleeping and before I pass out for the night. I manage to squeeze in some time to sew. It truly relaxed me and makes me feel good that I am getting better and better at sewing. I have made nerdy pads. Seriously. Who doesn’t want a nerdy period! I have made many for myself and I cannot seem to stop. So I am sharing these pads with fellow pad lovers. I did spend a lot of time and love on these and I use good quality materials. Materials only I would use for myself. I have listed these on etsy and do have materials to make more! There are always More to come! If you are interested in these, check out my etsy store TheDIYchick.etsy.com

Or message me here! 

  

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Avengers assemble!

My new addiction out of many others has been sewing cloth menstrual pads. I have sewn many and still not enough for my cycle without washing… So I’m going to “just keep sewing, just keep sewing!”.  I have made an avenger baby blanket for a friend, with the left over fabric, I made some menstrual pads using rocket bottom patterns. These are good for regular flow days. Avengers assemble!  

 
The green Minky one is the only Minky top I have made , still got to try it out myself.  I must say I’m getting better and better at this. 🙂 I have also created some tags for my etsy store. The avengers are going to hit etsy soon.  What do you all think about reusable menstrual pads? Would you give it a try?? 

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What does the fox say??

I have been obsessed with fox print fabric…. As well as owl, hedgehog, kitty, monkey, etc etc. they are just so adorable and many options available in flannel- my favorite fabric. Not only did I made two bib and burp cloth sets with the fox fabric j got from fabric.com. I have made 3 cloth pads. All moderate flow.  I am so proud of these babies. They are so soft and adorable.  Will definitely make “those days” brighter. – I hope. 

Aren’t they just adorable?? And for some reason, every time I look at them, the song “what does the fox say!?” By the Ylvis brothers starts playing in my head. I know I know … My sense of humor is quite interesting lol. 

They will be listed on my etsy store soon. If you are interested, let me know! 

  

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Yoda bibs and pads

Worked on couple of things using yoda flannel fabric, Minky, zorb, micro fleece and kamsnaps. I must say I’m leveling up

  
Burp cloth and bandana bib, it’s a set!  One can now drool and puke on yoda! 

  
Yoda cloth menstral pad and liner. Pad is for moderate flow. Core: 2 layer of flannel sandwiching 1 layer of zorb. Top layer is flannel,  hidden PUL for added leak protection, micro fleece backing. It is mighty soft too! 

Interested? Feel free to contact me here 

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Cloth panty liners for thongs

As I am back on my sewing journey, cloth pads are my new thing. I have been researching different size and shapes of cloth pads and I came across cloth panty liners made for thongs. They r quite small and not thick at all since they are really made for the purpose of liner, not really for someone on their period or as backup if someone is using a tampon or cup. Anyway, they are quite cute, the shape is like a baby stingray in my opinion lol.  Not the easiest and fastest to make since there are a few curves to sew and I have to do it slowly to make sure they are as perfect as they can be!  I have made these for my best girlfriend Alice. I hope she like it. I’m also going to make more liners just cause I do have material laying around, so why not? 

  
What do you all think? Will you try out these babies? Tell me your thoughts