An estimated twelve billion disposable pads and tampons are thrown into the trash each year on planet Earth. The cotton used to make them is bleached, which causes dioxins to form. Dioxins are toxic to humans, and often remain present in the final products.
Learning this at age eighteen, I started sewing my own pads, and to my surprise, found them more comfortable and absorbent than plastic-backed disposables.
Now I share my designs with you. I wish you a happier, more comfortable, safer, ocean-friendly period.
I've enjoyed creating sewing patterns since I was a small child. My mother taught me the mechanics of the sewing machine, gave me a bundle of scrap fabric, and let me at it. Since then, I've sewn everything from doll clothes, to Renaissance wear.