How to Knit your Own Tampons

In light of the recent Diva Cup wars waged on Lovelyish, we thought we'd spotlight another eco-friendly period problem solver.

Crafters, pay attention: you can knit or crochet your own tampons. Warning: if you were grossed out by menstrual cups, you are probably not going to be crocheting up a pair of these any time soon.

How to Knit your Own Tampons 

At Fern and Faerie Online Store, you can buy a pattern for 50 cents. The tampons are knitted with cotton yarn and can be boiled for extra sanitation.

How to Knit your Own Tampons

Here's how to sew your own re-usuable pads.

How to Knit your Own Tampons

Sea sponge tampons are all-natural and reusable.

Personally, I'm kind of skeeved out by all this. But the average American woman throws away 15,000 pads and tampons in her lifetime, adding up to 250-300 pounds of waste, and there has to be something we can do to cut back.

Would you try a reusable menstrual product, or are you sticking with disposable tampons and pads? Or, maybe you're a new Diva Cup convert?