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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…
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.
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.
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URLs in this post:
 Cozy: http://greenmountainmama.blogspot.com/2007/09/swiffer-cozy-pattern.html
 Ball Band: http://hakucho.blogspot.com/2006/09/ball-band-mop-cover-pattern.html
 Reusable With Side Pockets: http://skullcharms.blogspot.com/2007/05/free-pattern-ballband-dishcloth.html
 MD Cover: http://missscarlett.wordpress.com/2007/07/08/md-swiffer-mop-cover/
 For The Wet Jet: http://ddrbroderick.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-swiffer-wetjet-cover.html
 Zoom (pdf): http://sites.google.com/site/ericabrembos/KPZoom.pdf?attredirects=0
 Kansas A’s: http://kansasa.blogspot.com/2006/04/swiffer-cover.html
 Buttoned: http://www.needyl.com/knitting/sweeper-cover-pattern/
 Reversible Sock: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/44816/how-to-make-a-reversible-swiffer-sock
 Mary Jane: http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/maryjane_mop.php
 Buttoned: http://naturalliving.livejournal.com/2268699.html
 Mop Pad: http://www.instructables.com/id/Swiffer-Mop-Pad-a-reusable-one!/
 New & Improved: http://www.flickr.com/photos/merwing/2044345041/in/pool-craft/
 Terry: http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2009/10/swiffer-cover-sewing-pattern.html
 Diaper Flannel Refills: http://flitterbugsblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/make-your-own-swiffer-refills.html
 Terry & Velcro: http://lookmanopatterns.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-your-swiffer-less-evil.html
 Micro Fiber Strips: http://www.flickr.com/photos/merwing/2057552929/in/set-212843/
 Reusable Duster: http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2010/02/tutorial-reusable-swiffer-duster-cloths.html
 DIY: Pretreated Rags: http://tipnut.com/dusting-tips/
 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/
 Use Socks: http://graymattersmd.blogspot.com/2008/02/wfmw-socks-as-swiffers.html
 T-Shirt Loops: http://www.verdigrisknits.com/2010/05/reusable-duster-t-shirt-yarn-version.html
 this showdown: http://knittywhipped.blogspot.com/2008/03/swiffer-showdown.html
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