Just wanted to share how i made my own pads because it's super-easy, and has worked for me for years. That being said, i still use a cup for heavy days.
I took a prefold diaper that i no longer needed (because my kids don't wear them anymore) and cut off the thin sides (those can go into the family cloth stash!). Then i took the padded center part and cut it into strips that are about as wide as your typical pad. I then made little pillow cases using scrap fabric and my sewing machine, fit a strip into each one and hand-sewed them shut. I then pin them to my undies with the pin on the outside. Sure, i can't wear yoga pants for a week or the pin will show, but what else is new? :)
Sometimes, after continued washing, the strip shifts around inside the fabric, but i just set these aside and fix them when i get a chance. You can also hand-stitch down the center, through the fabric and everything to prevent this shifting around.
Anyone else make their own?
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