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.
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.
More Goodies To Check Out
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.
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.