Sanitary pads tutorial (2 sizes)

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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Cloth pads are both very comfortable and much better for the environment.

And the bonus is, you can make them yourself, with some super easy-to-find recycled materials and a basic sewing machine. They're super cheap to make too !

This tutorial shows you how to make your own pads, with a lot of step-by-step pictures and detailed isntructions, as well as full patterns to make 2 SIZES of pads.

You'll also be able to customize the absorbency of your pads by changing the number of layers on inside absorbent fabric.

I like to choose really pretty fabrics to make my pads, so that having my period also is a "nice" time of the month: I get to use my beautiful pads ! ;-)

Wearing those cloth pads really feels much better on your skin than the plastic disposable ones. I always smile while in the "disposable pads" alley of my local supermarket because that's something I know I'll never buy again !!

Also included in the tutorial are tips on how to keep your pads looking pretty and unstained for years, and how to wash them.


  • a fat quarter of pretty fabric for outside layer
  • a basic sewing machine (straight stitch and zigzag stitch)
  • an old towel for the absorbent layer
  • recycled waterproof layer as explained in tutorial (easy to find household item)

You Will Also Need:

  • a button

About Designer

About Designer

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by SylvChezPlum
Grenoble, Vercors, France
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Bonjour! I'm Sylvie Damey, french designer living in the french Alps. I learned to knit as a child. In 2004, the birth of my first daughter was the occasion for me to start publishing my own designs, learn to crochet, spin yarn...and even sew again. And, that's how ChezPlum started. My patterns have also been published in and the book "1000 hats" by Annie Modesitt.

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