I love my Swiffer Sweeper, but I hate buying the cloths. Seems like kind of a waste so I end up using my broom more often than not.
I do buy the wet cloths, because I have an aversion to mops. They’re just disgusting and we don’t get along, so I’ve resigned myself to buying the wet cloths.
The dry cloths not so much.
So here’s what I came up with for a re-useable cloth that can be dumped in the washer after each use.
- 12″ x 6″ piece of fleece
- 12″ x 6″ piece of knit fabric (an old t-shirt would probably work well)
- (2) 8″ x 6″ pieces of knit fabric
Fold the 6×8 pieces in half, and lay on top of the fleece with raw edges matches (forming the pockets) as shown.
Lay the 12×6 knit piece on top of that and pin. I didn’t photograph this step, but make sure you pin down the pockets so they don’t move while you’re sewing.
Sew all the way around the edges, leaving a small opening to turn right side out.
Turn right side out, then top stitch all the way around, making sure to stitch the opening closed.
Pop onto your Swiffer and you’re ready to roll.
And my floors obviously need it….
I made several of these, and for some reason this one turned out a little big. Huh. Must be thanks to my notoriously un-even seam allowances.
Where is the eye roll emoticon when you need it?!
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