Who doesn’t hate paying money for swiffer cloths that you just end up throwing out? Here are a few ideas, tutorials and patterns for making reusable ones from fabric plus a bunch of knit and crochet designs to make your own…
- Tip: Use old flannel diapers, jogging fleece, flannel remnants, recycle old t-shirts, towels or baby receiving blankets and cut them down to fit–just leave excess to push into top holders. Rinse then launder.
Ball Band : Made with worsted weight cotton yarn in two colors, holds in place with ties.
MD Cover : Made with two different colors of cotton yarn with side pockets at each end to slip over mop head.
Zoom (pdf) : This is 100% cotton, machine washable and knits up in less than a day. There is minimal shrinkage when washed and it stretches to mold to your mop.
Buttoned : Suggests using wool or acrylic yarn since cotton tends to get sticky when wet.
New & Improved  (not a How-To but you can see at a glance how to make them)
Diaper Flannel Refills : Made with diaper flannel, can also use kitchen hand towels.
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Reusable Duster : Made with strips of flannel, reuses a handle.
How To Remove The Cap On A Wet-Jet Cleaner Bottle : So you can refill it to use again and again.
T-Shirt Loops : 1″ strips are cut from an old t-shirt then stretched to form the yarn, worked on DPNs to make this top.
I have come across mentions of people actually washing those they’ve purchased and reusing a handful of times before throwing out. Also check out this showdown , she tests the free Zoom knit design against the Ballband design to see which homemade version works best. Which one wins the competition? …
Both knit up quickly and easily. Both also have excellent stashbusting qualities and better-than-expected cleaning capabilities. However, the Zoom outperformed the Ballband in all areas, making it the clear and more effective winner. And prettier. Heee.