Crafters Give Back: Goods 4 Girls

by This is Carrie on August 8, 2008

1 night + 7 girls and their sewing machines = 20 cloth menstrual pads for girls in Africa (they’re finished except for the snaps–expect an e-mail mommymita). We probably could have gotten a few more finished if not for all the awesome menstruation related stories this sort of project inevitably brings to the surface.



Chelsey August 9, 2008 at 3:21 am

But the stories were the best part of the night… oh and the bitter peach cobbler was good also. So fun, thanks for the service opportunity!

Kage August 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm

whoa….SO was not expecting that….but good job.

Alissa August 10, 2008 at 11:57 pm

I like this pad pattern… can I ask which pattern you used?

TftCarrie August 11, 2008 at 3:04 am

alissa –

we went with this one. There isn’t actually a pattern, you just have to draw your own based on her pictures. I was thinking about uploading my finished pattern with the few changes we made to make them appropriate to donate for Goods 4 Girls. Maybe by the end of the week.

Alissa August 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm

That’s funny, that’s the tutorial I used as well, but your pads look much cuter than mine. :) I’d love to see your final pattern, and am also looking forward to your recycled t-shirt/newborn gown tutorial!

Enjoying your blog.

Kathryn June 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm

how can i become a part of this? the link is not working. please contact me. i'd love to make some!

This is Carrie June 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

the girl who ran the program has discontinued it now. I don't think anyone has taken it over yet. I really wish someone would because I think it's so great. I'm keeping my eye out. If I hear of anything similar I'll let you know.

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