PrettyLittleCurls Ostomy Pouch Covers – REVIEW (w/ video)

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There’s a group of ostomate who love decorating their pouches; Be it with patterned duct tape or pouch covers. I haven’t ventured into any DIY projects (at least not yet), but I love seeing what others make for themselves. I came across a photo of a nice looking ostomy pouch cover on Twitter that caught my attention.

I hadn’t seen anything like it and became excited that the same style would be sold on Etsy. So when I got the news that they were ready to be ordered, I quickly hopped on the PrettyLittleCurls Etsy store and purchased three pouches. I review those pouches today.

Video Review

About these Pouch Covers

These pouch covers come in two fabric choices: fleece and thin cotton. Both options work well, but the fleece is really nice as a nighttime pouch cover. There are many patterns to choose from accommodating both men and women, and there’s also solid black if you don’t need a pattern.  These are also handmade I went with the ones below, and I was gifted a black cover for being the first customer.

Pouch covers from PrettyLittleCurls
The covers that I ordered

The design of each pouch is simple but functional. All of them are closed-bottom and have an opening in the back that’ll fit just about any style of ostomy pouch. Because they don’t have a pre-sized circle opening, you can very easily put this your pouch, and just as easily remove it when it comes time to empty your pouch.

New (June 2016):

I was informed that new patterns have been added to the product line!

My Experience

Using both opaque (cloth-covered) and clear pouches, I could fit the pouch cover in less than 10 seconds, but I found the clear pouches allow the cover to slide on more easily than the cloth pouches.

They easily fit the Hollister New Image and Coloplast Sensura Click pouches, and the owner of the Etsy store, Katie, has used these covered on several styles herself, including ConvaTec pouches. With the Hollister 18183 pouches, the covers were a perfect fit and it hardly feels like your wearing it when using the thin cotton style.

At no point did these covers come off or even feel like they would, not even while wearing them to bed or while I was out in public.

Because they don’t have a bottom opening for drainable pouches, they don’t hang really low like I’ve seen other pouch covers do. This keeps the covers discrete, but it won’t conceal any bumps under your clothing like an ostomy wrap would.

Frontal view pouch cover grey
My favorite pattern

Frontal view pouch cover

Conclusion

At the time of this writing (June 2016), these pouch covers go for around CDN$11.74 or US$9 plus shipping, which was very reasonable.  International shipping is also available and shipping costs are calculated based on size and weight of the package.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use the coupon code VEGOSTOMY15 for a 15% on any size order until the end of 2016! FYI: I don’t get any money through the sale of these pouches.
Pros
  • Really affordable.
  • Not bulky.
  • Works with just about every appliance I’ve used.
  • Comes in a huge variety of patterns.
  • Does a great job concealing the contents of your bag.
  • Can be used with both 2pc and 1pc appliances.
  • Easy to wash.
  • Durable (I’ve had mine for over two years now!)
  • Light (won’t cause you to sweat)
  • International shipping.
Cons
  • Doesn’t flatten/lower the profile of your appliance.
  • Because it’s universal, it’s not fitted exactly to the size of your appliance (not really a huge issue).
  • Closed bottom means you have to take the cover off to empty your appliance (plus: this may be prefered as it keeps the pouch cover minimal).
Highly Recommended

If you like to decorate your pouches, or if you’d just like to keep the pouch contents of your transparent pouch hidden, I’d recommend giving these pouch covers a try. Their low-cost, comfort and style makes them a bargain.

For more info, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PrettyLittleCurls

QUESTION: Do you use pouch covers?

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Ken S.
4 months ago

Unfortunately, they are closed temporarily. According to the note most recently updated April 6, 2019, part of which is, “Due to medical and personal reasons I am no longer able to complete the steps needed to create these covers in a reasonable time frame.”

Kerby
2 years ago

I’m trying to contact Pretty Little Girls about ordering, so far can’t reach anyone. I have questions. Help! I’m new to this. This site was recommended to me.

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Thanks. I’ve done Business with Etsy before. I will try fb. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Eric I’ve misplaced the link you gave me for the Stealth belt. I did go to fb, found their site, sent text to them. What type of cloth did you go with?  I want a light weight I believe. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

I was inquiring about your Stoma covers, not belt material. What type of cloth do you feel is comfortable not so bulky. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

OkOkay that’s what I thought u said in the Video. I need pouch covers and a Stealth belt. I’m trying to order. Just for starters. I’ve been hanging out for awhile. Lol.. I will find ou+ today if I have Hernia. Thanks again Eric.. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Okay, I do have a small Hernia. So will be waiting to see your Video. I’d love to have a Hernia belt where I could wear pouch horizontal or vertical. Lol. I have seen some belts that offer that option. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Awesome. I will wait. I trust you, your up front and honest. So, I can just wear the Hernia belt Horizontal only?  Not vertical ? No biggie, would b nice. When I saw you wear your pouch(bag) horizontal I flipped, so cool. Thanks

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Okay I mis understood . I thought you said the Hernia belt could b worn horizontal. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

I’m confused. Will the Stealth belt help with my hernia?  Are u talking about the hernia belt or stealth belt,?  

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Okay. I’m. Learning. And shopping. Pretty Little Curls(Kathy) contacted me. 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Eric?   I know I watched your video on pancaking / thick pooh. Is it Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber that would help me best?  I need a good fiber supplement. I’m currently using Citrucil. Not helping. Thanks

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

Oh, OK. He put me on Meril-ax everyday.. Thanks 

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

:)

Kerby
2 years ago
Reply to  VeganOstomy

I sent text to pretty little girls on fb, nothing back yet. I have some questions before I order. 

AChocolateWoman
AChocolateWoman
4 years ago

I just checked out this Etsy site and it states that their sewing machine is in the shop and may not make it. Orders are being refunded.