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I was wondering, if I can't find hankies in thrift stores or antique shops, I guess I could make some? http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-…..ndkerchief
The website says that old bandanas and pillow cases can be used…what other fabric could I use?
Too bad I didn't keep my mom's old fabrics – everything was donated to Centraide (it's like Good Will) – well at least it wasn't wasted.
Thanks for the links! So many posts you don't know where to look! Hehe.
You could go to any fabric store and feel the inventory until you find something that would be soft and smooth against your face. Yardage is packaging-free!
I just read this old post about hankies. I was able to buy a few from a thrift store along with a couple of new ones. All of them leaked onto my hand during a really bad cold. I recommend a thicker organic cotton material. Then I bought a hankie from a website that sells material feminine products that absorbs really well. I think that it would be much cheaper to buy the material off the bolt at a material store.
I cut up old t-shirts – they're soft and they don't unravel in the wash, so you don't need to hem them . I just double 'em up if I'm really snotty.
We use (cut up) old bed sheets & cloth diapers – don't worry, they're thoroughly cleaned!
Marie, are your cloth diapers the "old fashioned" kind? A square of material that gets pinned? If so, where did you find them? I have been searching for that type and cannot find them anywhere.
Hi Jeannemara. Do you mean flat diapers? Here's a link to some info and options:
But I'll bet you could find them secondhand. Try the "Prefolds & Flats" forum on Diaper Swappers:
Or you could try requesting them locally through Craigslist or Freecycle.
(I owe any diaper knowledge I have to Calley Pate from The Eco Chic blog because she filled me in on all of this when I was writing my book. There are more cloth diaper resources listed in the book, by the way.)
Yes regular pinned nappies/diapers .. My oldest child is 21, so half were bought then, and the rest when I had my now 11yr old :P
I'm in New Zealand so my sources probably won't help you but hopefully Beth's do .. If not, I'd suggest picking up a 2nd hand bed-sheet, or flannelette shirts work well too (anything soft & absorbent), giving them a good hot wash to kill bacteria, then chop it up and you'll have more hankies than you could ever need ..
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