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How to Make DIY Reusable Cloth Wipes

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How to make DIY reusable wipes from flannel cloth.  Use these wipes for baby wipes, for cleaning, or to make disinfecting wipes. 

We're trying to reduce the amount of waste that we produce.  I do buy paper towels, but we only use them for really gross messes or oily messes.  Otherwise, we use these DIY reusable wipes.

I am not proficient with a sewing machine, but luckily my daughter is.  She is 12-years-old and loves sewing.  Lately, she's been making skirts and some items that I need for the home, like these cloths.



These are so simple, even a beginner can make them.  We don't have a serger, so these are made only with a sewing machine, although you could hand sew them if you wanted to.

They are just the right size for cleaning up small messes.  When you're done, just toss in the washer with your regular laundry and reuse them.

I use them for cleaning.  I have several in the cupboard for general cleaning, but I also have some sitting in a jar to use as homemade disinfecting wipes.

You can also use them for baby wipes if you place them in a jar with a mild cleansing solution, or just water to wipe your baby.

How to Make DIY Reusable Wipes


I used flannel to make these DIY reusable cloth wipes.  You can also cut up a flannel receiving blanket or even a flannel sheet.

I used flannel because it's so soft.  Flannel is commonly used for plaid patterns, but I found cute patterns to make my reusable cloths from.

Flannel washes well and doesn't tend to fray.  Since we don't have a serger, it's a good fabric choice so these cloths don't unravel with repeated washing.


Supplies for Reusable Wipes



Directions for Reusable Wipes


Step #1


Cut flannel fabric into 8.5 inch squares.



Step #2


Pin fabric right sides together, leaving a 3 inch gap for turning right side out.



Step #3


Sew around the edges, except for the gap, with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.



Step #4


Clip the corners and turn the fabric right side out.



Step #5


Iron to remove wrinkles.  Top stitch around the entire square to close the gap that you used for turning.


Step #6


These tend to twist when you wash them.  You can sew an X diagonally or sew three lines to prevent that.



That's it!  Now you know how to make DIY reusable cloth wipes.  Use them for cleaning or for your baby's bum.  They can also be used as a washcloth or even to remove makeup.



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Yield: 1 wipe
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $15

How to Make DIY Reusable Cloth Wipes

prep time: 10 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 10 M
How to make reusable cloth wipes for cleaning.

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  1. Cut flannel fabric into 8.5 inch squares.
  2. Pin fabric right sides together, leaving a 3 inch gap for turning right side out.
  3. Sew around the edges, except for the gap, with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  4. Clip the corners and turn the fabric right side out.
  5. Iron to remove wrinkles. Top stitch around the entire square to close the gap that you used for turning.
  6. These tend to twist when you wash them. You can sew an X diagonally or sew three lines to prevent that.
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How to make your own reusable cloth wipes. This tutorial is for beginners to learn how to sew flannel wipes. Use these home made DIY wipes for cleaning, baby wipes, makeup remover, or as a wash cloth. How to make homemade flannel reusable wipes. These ecofriendly wipes can be washed and used over and over again. #sewing #diy #wipes #ecofriendly


Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.