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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Make Your Own Cloth Baby Wipes



Buying disposable wipes can be expensive, have unsafe chemicals and is bad for the environment.  Making your own cloth wipes cheep or free is this easy. Use old flannel receiving blankets, old cotton t-shirts, flannel sheets/pillow cases. Just moisten them with plain water or a homemade wipe solution before use.

 If you use a thicker fabric you can make one-layer wipes. You can use thinner fabrics for two-layer wipes.   


Next you need to decide what size to make your wipes. You can make them any size you want, but traditionally, they are either 8×8 or 4×8. The smaller wipes fit in commercial wipes containers easily, and the larger wipes fit when folded in half.

Easy Homemade Wipes - One-layer wipes

Cut your fabric into squares or rectangles in the size you selected. You can leave the corners square or use a quarter to help round them.

Zig-zag or serge all the way around the edge.

Trim the threads and you’re done! Congrats! You made a cloth diaper wipe!

Tip: Use different thread colors or variegated thread for a more decorative look.


Moderately Easy Homemade Wipes - Two-layer wipes

Cut your fabric into squares or rectangles in the size you selected. You can leave the corners square or use a quarter to help round them.

Put layers together with "right" sides facing out on each side.

Line up the edges of the layers and pin all the way around the wipe.

Zig-zag or serge all the way around the edge

Trim the thread and your done!

Now that your a pro, get busy and completely replace disposable wipes forever!



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