Monday, April 6, 2009

DIY: Cloth Wipes

In a previous post on cloth diapers, I mentioned that I was going to try my hand at making cloth wipes. I did it! And I have the photos to prove it. :)

I decided to make 8"x 8"two-ply wipes, one side flannel, the other side waffle/thermal knit. I spent about $16 on fabric from JoAnn's, and ended up being able to produce 37 wipes. So each wipe cost roughly 43 cents; not too shabby of an investment.

Improvising a sewing nook in the future nursery

Starting with the two pieces of fabric

ZigZagging away...

Prior to trimming the border

Finished sample of "Saturday Mornings"

Finished sample of "Goin' Bananas"

The final stash...37 wipes in total..whew!

Would I make them again? Yes. It does take time, especially cutting out the individual squares of fabric, but it could've been a lot easier if I had a rotary cutter to use. I have pre-washed the fabric, but have yet to see how these babies hold up through washer and dryer cycles. Only time will tell :)

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

You are so crafty and talented! You never cease to amaze me. That is why I nominated you to receive a blog award... check out my latest posting to get your prize!