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Any Interest in Sewing Your Own Pads?
I've received a lot of emails about my post below, sewing pads for Africa.


So I want to know: How many of you want the patterns? Do you want to do it yourself? Do you want to make some pads for Africa, mail them to me, and then I'll make sure they get there?


Do you want to know how to host your own sewing party?


If you do, leave a comment!


I can't get to it until after my big online PARTY ON WEDNESDAY! But after that, I'll look into it!
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12 Comments:

At 9:34 PM , Blogger Stacy said…

I could be interested in making some to send to you. I've heard one challenge for cloth pads in that area of the world is being able to wash them out in a sanitary way. Any thoughts on that?

 

At 9:43 PM , Blogger Sheila said…

Re: cleaning the pads!

In Kenya they use something called Dettol, which used to be widely available here, but isn't anymore. It's an antiseptic, antibacterial cleaner that they add to the laundry.

They wash the laundry in tubs, and sanitation is an issue. But it's an issue with the disposal of disposables, too.

I think this is one of those areas where there is no easy way out if you're a woman! But they do take care (at the orphanage where we go anyway) to have a decent sewage system.

 

At 11:59 PM , Blogger Kathy said…

I would love to have the patterns - I have been wanting to make some for myself. I only mentioned it to my husband once and he is fine with it. I nearly fell over backwards!! But he was like, "they had to use something before disposables were around." Wise man. As to sending them to you to send to Africa, I am in Tasmania, Australia, and postage sounds a little too expensive. If there were an alternate way - perhaps sending them straight to Africa? - I would definatley consider hosting a party. Please do a post on it!!!

 

At 8:19 AM , Blogger Laura said…

I'd love the pattern, and I'd love to be able to send them to either the orphanage or to you -- whichever you think would be better!

Also, Kathy (above me), I went to Tassie last May and June to visit some friends who live and work at UTas (at Jane Franklin Hall to be exact)! It's SO beautiful there. What a small world! :)

 

At 8:40 AM , Blogger Lisa said…

I would love the pattern too. I have friends that run an orphanage in Zimbabwe. I will have to ask them if it would be useful for them too.

Thanks.

 

At 9:12 AM , Blogger heather said…

I think it's a great idea... I'd be interested in having a sewing party for Africa or maybe it'd be an awesome project for our MOPS group to cut out patterns one morning. Also definitely something to think about for my daughter eventually as well!

I'd love to see your pattern and hear more about it!

 

At 11:34 AM , Blogger Sommer said…

I'd be interested both for myself as well as a help to you and your ministry to this orphanage.

Look forward to seeing a post on this:-)

The video was great by the way!

Sommer

 

At 2:20 PM , Blogger Karen said…

I support a mission in Mozambique, for which I'd love to sew some of these pads. Could I please get the pattern from you?

 

At 2:22 PM , Blogger Bernice said…

Would love the pattern! Thanks!

 

At 2:42 PM , Blogger Miss Rose Virginia said…

I just came across your blog, and it's a wonder that I did! I've been thinking about making my own pads for years, but I just didn't know how to do it. So if you posted the patterns, that would be wonderful! Thank you so much for your awesome blog, too.

 

At 2:51 PM , Blogger Karen said…

Just wanted to add that I enjoy your blog - inspires me to do some work on my own!

 

At 1:32 AM , Blogger Angel said…

I would love to have the pattern and info on where to send them. My teenage daughter and her best friend both love to sew. This would be a really neat way for them to serve other girls their age.

 
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