“I created my Poise Thin-Shape pads as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #RecycleYourPeriodPad”
Yesterday I was in my fibromyalgia water aerobics class getting my workout on. The instructor was doing an exercise with us that strengthened our pelvis and joked that we could now laugh with confidence. Of course I immediately laughed, because I was the youngest one in the class and it was probably the only place where every one the room got that joke. Sometimes light bladder leakage just sucks. Thanks to Poise thin-shape pads though, I don’t have to feel like I am 90!
I was thinking about it, instead of using all my period pads for my bladder leakage issues maybe I could upcycle them into something useful. Thanks to my consolation prize for having kids, I would buy twice as many period pads for days that I needed bladder coverage. Since, I don’t need that many anymore why not make them into something useful. That’s when lightning bolts flew down from the sky and hit me in the head. (No, no that’s not what’s wrong with me it’s a metaphor silly) No sew coin purse! THAT’s what I can do to recycle my period pads.
When I know that Poise has my back, I don’t need those bulky period pads anymore. Who likes to feel like they are rocking a diaper more than they have to, right?! Poise isn’t granny like that. The new Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Thin-Flex® which moves with you! Pair that up with SAM (Super Absorbent Material) and you have one panty protecting super power.
Now since you are one chic chick let’s make something out of those period pads! Of course, it can’t look like you are carrying around a period pad, where is the chic in that. These cute little coin purses are so easy to make anyone can do it. Here’s what you need.
- 2-3 period pads with wings
- A Button
- Take your period pad out of the package and lay flat sticky side down.
- With a pair of scissors, cut off the ends neatly to make it a rectangle. Save those parts you cut off for later.
- Next, cut the pad directly down the middle making two smaller squares.
- Take your fabric, and cut it out so that it is the size of your square but doubled over. It should be the same size of your square when it’s folded in half.
- Put your two squares together sticky side out.
- Lay your fabric over the sticky side of the pads, making sure you leave one side open so you can flip it inside out. You’ll want the fabric to be long enough over the top to cover the closing flap on one side, and to roll over about 2 inches for a nice trim on the other side.
- Staple along three sides of the pad to secure the fabric, and attach the squares to each other.
- Carefully, flip the pad inside out. The fabric should be on the inside.
- Now that it’s flipped inside out. Take the fabric that is hanging over and place the parts you cut off with the sticky side to the fabric.
- Make sure this flap is just below the top of the purse so you can attach it.
- Flip the fabric over the flap so it covers both the front and the back. Staple along the base of the flap, but making sure you aren’t stapling the whole purse shut.
- Then staple all the way around the edge of the flap to secure the fabric. If you are feeling frisky you can turn the jagged edges in before you staple to get a smooth edge.
- Once it’s stapled cut a small slit on the end part you attached to the top to make a button hole.
- Flip the purse over, and fold 1-2 inches of the fabric over the front of the purse to make a nice trim. Attach with staples.
- Fold the flap over, and make a mark where your button needs to be. Then sew your button on.
- Now you can leave it like it is, or paint it to make have even more style.
Now how much fun was that!
Make sure to check out this other hilarious LBL story! You might just pee yourself!