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Homemade Swiffer Cloth Patterns

Posted By Tipnut On November 1, 2010 @ 3:50 am In Crochet,Knitting,Sewing | 32 Comments

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.

Knitting

greenmountainmama.blogspot.ca

greenmountainmama.blogspot.ca

Cozy [1]: Knit in the ballband and recommends using a superwash wool. Buttoned tabs hold it together.

Ball Band [2]: Made with worsted weight cotton yarn in two colors, holds in place with ties.

hakucho.blogspot.ca

hakucho.blogspot.ca

skullcharms.blogspot.ca

skullcharms.blogspot.ca

Reusable With Side Pockets [3]: This features side pockets to slip over the mop head. Knit with varigated & solid kitchen cotton remnants.

MD Cover [4]: Made with two different colors of cotton yarn with side pockets at each end to slip over mop head.

missscarlett.wordpress.com

missscarlett.wordpress.com

ddrbroderick.blogspot.ca

ddrbroderick.blogspot.ca

For The Wet Jet [5]: Ballband design and is held in place with ties around the handle base.

Zoom (pdf) [6]: 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.

By Knit Playground

By Knit Playground

kansasa.blogspot.ca

kansasa.blogspot.ca

Kansas A’s [7]: Loom knit, side pockets to slip over ends. Available via pdf download.

Buttoned [8]: Suggests using wool or acrylic yarn since cotton tends to get sticky when wet.

needyl.com

needyl.com

Crochet

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

Reversible Sock [9]: This design can be used as a duster (ruffly side), mopper (smooth side), and fits right over your sweeper.

Mary Jane [10]: Features straps across the top to hold securely in place.

innerchildcrochet.com

innerchildcrochet.com

naturalliving.livejournal.com

naturalliving.livejournal.com

Buttoned [11]: Quick and easy made with 100% cotton yarn and a size I hook.

Sewing

instructables.com

instructables.com

Mop Pad [12]: Sew a reusable pad with old t-shirts and a wool blanket.

New & Improved [13] (not a How-To but you can see at a glance how to make them)

flickr.com/photos/merwing/

flickr.com/photos/merwing/

berlinswhimsy.typepad.com

berlinswhimsy.typepad.com

Terry [14]: Made with terry and fastened in place with buttons.

Diaper Flannel Refills [15]: Made with diaper flannel, can also use kitchen hand towels.

flitterbugsblog.blogspot.ca

flitterbugsblog.blogspot.ca

lookmanopatterns.blogspot.ca

lookmanopatterns.blogspot.ca

Terry & Velcro [16]: Made with terry and fastened with strips of velcro.

More Goodies To Check Out

flickr.com/photos/merwing/

flickr.com/photos/merwing/

Micro Fiber Strips [17]: Handwritten diagram instructions and uses a micro fiber for the strips of fabric.

Reusable Duster [18]: Made with strips of flannel, reuses a handle.

sew-much-ado.com

sew-much-ado.com

tipnut.com

tipnut.com

DIY: Pretreated Rags [19]: Made with hot water, lemon oil and fabric squares such as flannel or cheesecloth.

How To Remove The Cap On A Wet-Jet Cleaner Bottle [20]: So you can refill it to use again and again.

instructables.com

instructables.com

graymattersmd.blogspot.ca

graymattersmd.blogspot.ca

Use Socks [21]: Perfect alternative if you’re not into crafting one yourself, just use old socks!

T-Shirt Loops [22]: 1″ strips are cut from an old t-shirt then stretched to form the yarn, worked on DPNs to make this top.

verdigrisknits.com

verdigrisknits.com

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 [23], 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.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Cozy: http://greenmountainmama.blogspot.com/2007/09/swiffer-cozy-pattern.html

[2] Ball Band: http://hakucho.blogspot.com/2006/09/ball-band-mop-cover-pattern.html

[3] Reusable With Side Pockets: http://skullcharms.blogspot.com/2007/05/free-pattern-ballband-dishcloth.html

[4] MD Cover: http://missscarlett.wordpress.com/2007/07/08/md-swiffer-mop-cover/

[5] For The Wet Jet: http://ddrbroderick.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-swiffer-wetjet-cover.html

[6] Zoom (pdf): http://sites.google.com/site/ericabrembos/KPZoom.pdf?attredirects=0

[7] Kansas A’s: http://kansasa.blogspot.com/2006/04/swiffer-cover.html

[8] Buttoned: http://www.needyl.com/knitting/sweeper-cover-pattern/

[9] Reversible Sock: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44816/how-to-make-a-reversible-swiffer-sock

[10] Mary Jane: http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/maryjane_mop.php

[11] Buttoned: http://naturalliving.livejournal.com/2268699.html

[12] Mop Pad: http://www.instructables.com/id/Swiffer-Mop-Pad-a-reusable-one!/

[13] New & Improved: http://www.flickr.com/photos/merwing/2044345041/in/pool-craft/

[14] Terry: http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2009/10/swiffer-cover-sewing-pattern.html

[15] Diaper Flannel Refills: http://flitterbugsblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/make-your-own-swiffer-refills.html

[16] Terry & Velcro: http://lookmanopatterns.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-your-swiffer-less-evil.html

[17] Micro Fiber Strips: http://www.flickr.com/photos/merwing/2057552929/in/set-212843/

[18] Reusable Duster: http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2010/02/tutorial-reusable-swiffer-duster-cloths.html

[19] DIY: Pretreated Rags: http://tipnut.com/dusting-tips/

[20] How To Remove The Cap On A Wet-Jet Cleaner Bottle: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-the-cap-on-a-Swiffer-Wet-Jet-cleaner/

[21] Use Socks: http://graymattersmd.blogspot.com/2008/02/wfmw-socks-as-swiffers.html

[22] T-Shirt Loops: http://www.verdigrisknits.com/2010/05/reusable-duster-t-shirt-yarn-version.html

[23] this showdown: http://knittywhipped.blogspot.com/2008/03/swiffer-showdown.html

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