Baby Changing Mat Tutorial (PUL or Oilcloth)

Earlier this week I published a nice, long post for my Learn to Machine Sew series all about PUL fabric: how to prepare it and tips for sewing it without going totally bonkers! So now that you know everything there is to know about PUL (well, more or less….), let’s sew something useful with it: […]

Bananas become cloth pads with SHE

a friend of mine sent me a link to a very interesting bit of news: one of the winnders of the Curry Stone Design Prize 2010 was a certain Elizabeth Scharpf and her SHE (Sustainable Health Enterprises). why, what did they do? they created a system of local micro-industry in rwanda with local women. and […]

Inserts for cloth pocket diapers

these days i make two types of cloth diapers: all-in-ones (AIO) and pocket diapers. AIOs are the easiest to use because they’re the closest thing to disposables in terms of structure and use. pocket diapers, on the other hand, are empty on the inside and need an insert to absorb all the pee. you slip […]

Charity: giving back those “lost” days

last april i became part of a very interesting initiative, that is the donation of cloth menstrual pads to girls and women in developing countries. without any access to such products, women in these areas are forced to use tree bark and leaves and newspaper to soak up their menstrual blood, or even insert clay […]

Thank you for your help!

last week i wrote about the initiative that i am participating in. if you haven’t read it, check it out. i am continuously sewing more pads to donate and putting them up “for sale” in my store on cloth pad shop*. it only takes a few euros to help a woman deal with her period […]

Charity: donate menstrual pads

as many of you know, i sew and sell my own models of cloth menstrual pads. cloth pad shop, one of the online portals where i have a store,* has a wonderful initiative going, which is the donation of cloth menstrual pads to girls and women in developing countries. without any access to such products, […]

All about cloth diapers

For those who don’t use cloth diapers, the idea of being in close contact with your child’s p & p (pee and poo) isn’t that pleasant; however it’s… totally natural. Disposable diapers are a relatively new invention which became the norm only in the past two generations. For millennia parents used cloth rags to keep […]

All about cloth nursing pads

Why use cloth nursing pads? Breastfeeding is the best thing you can do to give your child a head start in life. Nobody denies that nursing is the healthiest thing for your newborn, is cheaper and more ecological than formula, creates a strong bond between mother and child and helps the mother lose pregnancy weight […]

All about washable and reusable cloth menstrual pads

For information on where to find cucicucicoo products, look here or take a look in my online shop. When I talk to people about my cloth pads, they’re generally shocked. Pads…that you wash?! Of course! Disposable pads are a pretty recent invention. In the past women have always used different types of cloths…and were so […]

All about washable and reusable wet bags

What is a wet bag? A wet bag is a washable waterproof pouch in which you can put wet or dirty clothes or objects, such as diapers, wipes, and menstrual pads, but also dirty clothes, bathing suits, and travel toiletries. It works just like a simple plastic bag, but is much nicer to look at. […]

All about cloth baby wipes

Why use cloth baby wipes? The reasons are the same as those for using cloth diapers. The cost for disposable wipes adds up, a useless expense when cloth wipes are cheap and can be used over and over again, year after year, baby after baby, for cleaning up messy toddlers, even in lieu of toilet […]

Cucicucicoo washable cloth products

All of the products for sale are 100% handmade by yours truly in my home. they have all been tested and perfected and we happily use them in our own household. I would never sell anything that i wouldn’t use myself. Cucicucicoo products are currently for sale in my online shop at Etsy. I can […]

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