A few weeks ago I was out shopping for fabric with my chum Sara. We found there was a great sale on remnants (among many other things), and I scored some great flannelette remnants in gender-neutral patterns! Sara suggested they’d be great for cloth wipes, which basically meant she was reading my mind since I had been meaning to sew up some wipes for some time! So yesterday I was off to the races. They were so straightforward, I feel almost silly posting a “tutorial”, but here it is (after the jump).
Step 1. Cut 8.5″ by 8.5″ squares of flannette in even numbers.
Step 2. Pin two pieces of flannelette wrong sides together and serge around all four edges. (Eyeball approximately a 1/4″ seam allowance.)
Step 3. Dab Fray Check on each corner and let dry approximately 15-20 minutes. Trim off the excess serged thread, and you’re done!
Step 4. Admire!
If you have an old pop-up wet wipe container around, you can fold them up according to The Feminist Breeder’s instructions, put them in there, and soak ’em in homemade wipe solution so you can use them as you would the disposable kind. So convenient!
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