These bean-shaped hip pads of upcycled white cotton from an old pillowcase (I have too many hand-me-down pillowcases to use them all) and stuffed with cotton batting scraps are attached to a tape to tie around the waist. These are the second thing I’ve made for my use-up fabric stash 2019 project. I made 3 pairs of these hip pads.
I feel that these are a better option than panniers of metal and cord for my costume wardrobe, as they store easier and they seem more practical, like clothing the common woman would wear. I personally am more interested in regular people historical clothes than the super fancy garb of royalty, though those garments are lovely, too, of course.
It’s a subtle change, but the details really make the difference!