بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Dearly Beloved Sisters
(Um, Ahem, Brothers, you might wanna pass this one on to the wife and daughter, &c.)
Dearly Beloved Sisters, in the day and time that we are living, we must do our utmost to save a nickel wherever we can. It is also good to reduce the material waste wherever we can. This white race of people is in a hurry to do as much damage to the earth and its inhabitants in the short time they were given, which was up in 1914, as they can.
Thus, you find “fast-food” and disposable products being manufactured and sold to the public like never before in history. Plastics are used for everything and other products which are not biodegradable are being used in record numbers. This is unhealthy for the users, the manufacturers and the earth.
Allah, Master Fard Muhammad, To Whom Praises Are Due Forever, Has Power Over Everything, of course. But it is foolish to continue in this way, when there is clearly a better one.
A while back, I was running low on sanitary napkins and Our Saviour, Master Fard Muhammad, To Whom Praises Are Due Forever Reminded Me that I can make my own. I had seen and heard of reusable sanitary pads for a few years, but had never made any until necessity made it a necessity. 😛 Of course, you should NEVER use tampons. Here’s why.
Here is the link to the re-usable pads tutorial.
However, usually when I had to wash out the sanitary napkins, I also inevitably had to wash out the panties too. So, I thought, “Why not just put the pad in the panties?” Almost no sooner had I thought of the idea, than I saw an ad for disposable “period panties.”
I thought “leave it to the devil, to take my good idea and corrupt it.” But anyway, I am finally in a position wherein I am able to sew again, so I made a few pairs of these:
They were remarkably easy to make. I just made the pad like I always have, laid out a pair of my panties in the shape I wanted these to be (kind of a cross between “granny” and bikini”) Also, I used black fabric which can be difficult to tell if they are completely clean or not, so when I wash them, I just make sure when I rinse them, the water comes out clear. Also, I wash them out immediately. Then I just laid out the fabric underneath, pinned it, cut it out, laid the pad in the crotch, sewed a black covering over it, connected the sides and then hemmed it. Piece of cake! 😉
Sorry, Brothers, I’m not modeling them. I’M MARRIED! You are not even supposed to see the picture! You’re supposed to be checking your e-mail, anyway 😛