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27 July 2013 @ 06:20 pm

Hey all!

So I manged to lose the bag for my large Meluna sometime during my last cycle. Go me! I was hoping one of you brilliant people would know of something I could make to carry and store my cup instead. I'm using a plastic baggie right now if I need to take it with me, but I'd like something a bit more sturdy, private (i.e. not see-through), and nice-looking. My period is really irregular so I'd like something that's small enough to throw in my purse/backpack and take with me everywhere.

Any ideas? I can sew a little but I don't have a sewing machine. Other than that, I'm pretty handy. Something I can buy cheap is also an option.

Thanks in advance!

★Raven: [AnMng] TrinBld // Cruznik2moonrise on July 27th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Don't keep it in a plastic bag. It can cause mold. I keep mine in a small makeup bag. I have one that is made of cotton that I use because it has the zipper, because I find that when I have to travel with my cup, the drawstring pouch liked to open on itself. But you want any cloth container that can breathe. DIY/Handmade cosmetic bags work well. I think I got mine on Etsy because I liked the print at the time.
ant1matterant1matter on July 28th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
That's my worry with the plastic bag too. I only put it in there if I need to take it with me, otherwise it sits on my end table behind a picture frame.

With the drawstring pouches I just tied the strings in a knot to keep them from coming undone. Bit of a pain to open, but better than bag-dirt on my cup.

The cup bags on Etsy are really cute! I was kind of hoping to avoid buying one but they're really decently priced too. Thanks for the advice!
Meganarwen_17 on July 27th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
I might have an extra bag... how big is your cup? If I have an extra drawstring bag I'll send it to you if you're willing to pay postage (PayPal?).
ant1matterant1matter on July 28th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
It's a large Meluna, which I think is considered a medium sized cup. How much would you need for shipping to Canada?
Meganarwen_17 on July 28th, 2013 05:20 am (UTC)
I'm not sure. I could possibly check this week, but would need your zip. I'm in Southeast Wisconsin. PM me?

The one I have is a sort of muddled purple-y tye-dye with bright blue ribbon drawstrings. If I remember, I'll take a photo of it tomorrow morning for you to see. :)
Meganarwen_17 on July 28th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
trejoytrejoy on July 28th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
That's a cool bag!
Meganarwen_17 on July 28th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! If the OP declines, I'd be happy to send it to you instead :)
Tweekietweekie on July 27th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
I second the previous commenter. Use a breathable fabric bag, not plastic. Don't get a vinyl or plastic-lined cosmetics bag for this, your cup needs exposure to air. Definitely check etsy, there are even people who make menstrual cup bags/pouches.
ant1matterant1matter on July 28th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC)
Thanks :) I was being careful to air my cup when not out and about with it, but I'm going to start using a baby sock as suggested by someone below.

The Etsy bags are adorable. I didn't want to buy one but I might need to!
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ant1matterant1matter on July 28th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for those tutorials! I can hand sew to some extent so I'll find myself some fabric and see what I can do.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 28th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
Baby socks.
ant1matterant1matter on July 28th, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
Perfect. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I have a two year old sister so we have tiny socks everywhere. I will definitely start using one as a temporary carrying case instead of the plastic bag until I can make something nicer. Thanks!
KaleidoscopeEydkaleidoscopeeyd on April 7th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
You could even embroider/tie dye them to personalize.
elisamba on July 28th, 2013 06:42 am (UTC)
wedding favour bags
If you don't feel like sewing, you could check out the dollar store for wedding favour bags. If you can't find any that are not transparent, there are pot pourri bags or sometimes even spice bags for cooking in. Those would all fit the deal.
ionracasionracas on July 28th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
You can get little cotton drawstring bags cheap on Etsy.

Edited at 2013-07-28 03:35 pm (UTC)
pascallewest on July 28th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
A reusable tea bag you can find for probably like one dollar at the health food store. they are drawstring bags that are beige and otherwise look exactly like a cup pouch.