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Post  Rheatheylia on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:24 pm

I really like crafting and making stuff (mainly crochet, knit, sewing, but I'll try anything) so it just seemed logical to make my own cup pouches, it turned out really well so I wanted to show you all, in case anyone would like to trying making your own customized cup pouch too!
I used this tutorial I found online: pyramid bag tutorial
it was really simple to do, so even if you don't have a ton of sewing experience but want to try it you should.
The only problems I had was finding the right size to make, heh. First I made 5"x10" which was too big (pink plaid bag with large ladycup) then I tried 3x6 which was a little too small (hot pink bag with small ladycup) Then I finally tried 4"x8" which turned out just right (black bag with diva).

Here's a better picture of the black bag with my diva cup, you can also see where I enlarged the diva's holes too, makes it so much easier to clean, pops open a little easier too.

I'm guessing the 4x8 size would work for all cups since the diva is one of the tallest, and it certainly has more room in it for wider cups. Of course if you have a small/short cup with the stem cut off the 3x6 size will probably work for you. I love these pouches, they just take two small rectangles of fabric and a small zipper, and they're really simple to make! Plus if you make your own cloth pads you can make a pouch to match, how cute is that!
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Post  Melissa569 on Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:47 pm

Those are too cute, I really love the black one Smile
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Post  LisBeth on Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:57 pm

Oh, they are simply adorable...I like making stuff too, but I am not that skilled Sad I have some fabrics with a cute pattern, I will try the tutorial you posted!
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Post  Sekhmet on Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:51 pm

I love them! Absolutely darling. The material you used for the black one is my favorite, it's gorgeous. I have no idea how to sew, though. I'd pay you to make me one! Lol
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Post  Rheatheylia on Mon May 03, 2010 8:13 pm

Thanks guys!
Oh, they are simply adorable...I like making stuff too, but I am not that skilled Sad I have some fabrics with a cute pattern, I will try the tutorial you posted!
Give it a try, when I first read through the tutorial I had no idea how it could turn out a lined zipper pouch, but I just followed it carefully and it turned out great, a lot easier than it seems!
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Post  Sekhmet on Tue May 04, 2010 12:15 pm

Is this possible to make even if I have NO sewing/crafting experience what so ever? >_> I'm not very handy, but these pouches are so darling that I can't help but want one. T_T
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Post  Kammioderin on Tue May 04, 2010 12:28 pm

Looks like it's mostly straight seams, shouldn't be too hard to sew those with little or no experience. Might want to practice with some scrap cloth (remnants bin should be a good shopping place for those) at first to get the hang of it before using any fancy cloth that you've bought for them.

Do they hold up better with thicker cloth like canvas or denim? Would cotton just make a slightly saggier pyramid?
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Post  TantrumSock on Sat May 29, 2010 9:02 pm

Thanks so much for posting this!

I just made two of these bags. One 3x6 and one 3.5x7. The first one didn't come out so great, the lining is thicker (tried to line it with cotton velvet, lol), and seems bigger than the exterior. But im pretty happy with the second one. I have a small Yuuki, but i haven't tried it in the bag yet (the cup is busy being used). But i am quite excited. Yuuki will definitely fit in the second one, and I can probably manage to get it in the first one. I've been eying the small MeLunas, I might have to get one just so I have something to put in the smaller pouch. =P
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Post  Melissa569 on Sun May 30, 2010 6:23 pm

They look like fun to make with my machine, but still, I'm sure the OP can do a better job than me, lol.
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Post  Feminine Wear on Mon May 31, 2010 4:29 am

If you want to sell some wholesale I would be interested in selling them on Feminine Wear. I already have something similar http://www.femininewear.co.uk/lovealittle-menstrual-pouches-p-389.html
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Post  Feminine Wear on Mon May 31, 2010 4:30 am

purple would sell very well Laughing
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Post  TantrumSock on Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:56 pm

Feminine Wear - If you are interested in selling them I'd be interested in making them. I was already considering selling them on Esty.com because they are so quick (and fun) to make. I even bought 50 zippers on ebay because I was all out at home. Let me know =)
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Post  feminine on Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:18 am

Yes I am interested. Please contact me through the website to discuss -

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Post  Feminine Wear on Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:20 am

Sorry, I wasn't logged in!
Yes I am interested. Please contact me through the website to discuss - http://www.femininewear.co.uk/enter.php
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Post  TantrumSock on Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:09 am

Feminine Wear wrote:Sorry, I wasn't logged in!
Yes I am interested. Please contact me through the website to discuss - http://www.femininewear.co.uk/enter.php

I just sent you a message =)
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Post  Rheatheylia on Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:51 pm

I'd contact the writer of the tutorial before selling these, just out of courtesy, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable selling these as I didn't come up with the pattern and I used someone elses free pattern to make them. Not trying to pick on anyone or anything, just I know some people don't like their patterns being used for commercial purposes.

And to answer a few questions since I've been woefully lax in responding:
I found plain white cotton quilting fabric or muslin to work best for the lining, no worries about colors bleeding onto your cup or onto the outside fabric if you wash the pouch, the lining also works much better if the fabric isn't heavier than the outside fabric. The fabric I used for the really large pouch was super flimsy and the pyramid is a little on the floppy side, but I've made one the same size as my black one with regular quilting fabric and it holds it's shape great, I think the zipper really helps to hold it up.
The pattern really is super easy, and would be doable by hand if you're not comfortable with machine sewing, would just take a bit longer.
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Post  TantrumSock on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:25 pm

I posted a comment on the tutorial (that was the only way I could find to contact the poster) a few days ago, no response yet. The post was made in 2008 and the blog hasn't been active since 09 so i'm doubtful that the author regularly checks. I found instructions to the same pyramid bag from a few other sources so i'm thinking its a common-not copyrighted pattern. There is also no copyright info on the tutorial, if I don't hear from her I think ill go ahead with selling them.
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Post  Feminine Wear on Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:52 am

I would happily try and sell any made by both of you. Rheatheylia, if you change your mind please get in touch Very Happy
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Post  selloway on Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:14 am

Success! It's so cute! And now I need to buy more zippers. :]

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Post  Feminine Wear on Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:21 am

How many of you are making these???
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Post  Melissa569 on Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:41 pm

I'd like to try, and if I ever opened a store, maybe I could sell the ones I make Wink but first I need the supplies. I can crochet, though! Been doing that since I was 12. Maybe I could get some patterns for that.


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Post  selloway on Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:49 pm

Feminine Wear- Quite a few I guess! ;D I might also like to make quite a few of these for your online store if you were still interested. :]

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Post  Rheatheylia on Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:00 am

TantrumSock wrote:I posted a comment on the tutorial (that was the only way I could find to contact the poster) a few days ago, no response yet. The post was made in 2008 and the blog hasn't been active since 09 so i'm doubtful that the author regularly checks. I found instructions to the same pyramid bag from a few other sources so i'm thinking its a common-not copyrighted pattern. There is also no copyright info on the tutorial, if I don't hear from her I think ill go ahead with selling them.

As long as you made an effort to contact her you should be fine, she never explicitly stated not to use the tutorial for commercial gain (lots of online tutorials/patterns do, that's the only reason I brought all this up).

I'm glad so many people have found this useful!

Feminine Wear: thanks so much for the offer, I'll have to consider it, seems like I never have enough time to do all the crafting I want though, heh.

Melissa: I love to crochet! I actually have a website where I post free crochet patterns I write: www.rheatheylia.com maybe I should make a few menstrual cup patterns? What do you think would be best, a pouch in a cute shape (like an animal or something) or something that uses neat stitches but is a basic pouch shape? Hmm, I'll have to think about different crochet pouch ideas Smile
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Post  Melissa569 on Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:12 pm

Both, actually Smile I keep seeing a strawberry pouch that I think is adorable, but some of the practical-yet-pretty ones I like the look of too!

I'm by no means a fancy crochet artist, lol. I'm sure I could follow some basic patterns, I've just never tried anything really fancy. I've done a few simple things in the past, and I did try my own pouch a couple times. A big one and a small one. I used what I like to call "baby blanket yarn", because its really soft and thin. It's a creamy-white color, with some silvery shimmer in it. Not metalic, its just shiny, robbin-like thread woven into the yarn. Anyway, I made 2 simple pouches, one large, one small, with a simple drawstring. I was just fooling around one day because I was bored, and I thought "Hmmm, I wonder if I could make a pouch", lol. The bottom is round and flat. The sides, I crocheted up from the base. Just a simple, single stitch, I tried to get it slightly tight, but it was hard because I only had one size of hook, and the yarn was tiny, lol. I didn't use a pattern or anything, I was just experimenting. I think it worked ok. I don't think I would ever sell this, but its fine for my own personal use I suppose:



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