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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.
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.
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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