I recently joined the wide wide world of reusable hygiene products (well, I made some for someone else). In my research on the subject, I came across several free patterns, including one that ingeniously tessellates so there’s no wasted fabric. [Jan Andrea’s tessellating pad pattern]
I got my recycled pajama pants and old towels together to create an earth-friendly upcycled product. Well, like many craft failers, I’m not too fussy on the accuracy of cutting (or sewing, apparently — check out the top right edge of the pad), so my first reusable pad (on the right) looked mighty funky when I turned it inside-out. Sort of like Sloth from Goonies.
“Hey you guuuuuuuuuys!”
I didn’t even finish it, but decided to just go the less-refined but more normally shaped route and just zigzag around the raw edges of the outside. I think it looks better that way, although I have since learned that those pointy little wings are standard on a finished tessellating pad.
Hey you guuuuuuuuuys!”
p.s. “tessellating” is when the same piece fits together when it is tiled, and there’s no waste between the pieces.
H from Dollar Store Crafts