Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Upcycled cloth wipes from receiving blankets

If you are planning to use cloth diapers, you might as well use cloth wipes. They are easy to make, economical and so good at cleaning up messes. It's like using a washcloth versus a wet paper towel. 

Take any flannel receiving blanket and cut it evenly into four strips.

Then cut each strip evenly into four pieces.

Now take them to your sewing machine and use a zig-zag stitch to secure the edges so they won't ravel.  

The great thing is that the wipes cut from the outer edges of the blanket will already have two edges done for you.

You can also make some wipes that are double thick for those really messy jobs. Just take two flannel pieces and sew with right sides together leaving a small hole for turning.

Clip the corners.

 Turn right side out. I used a knitting needle to push out the corners.


Top stitch around the wipe which closes the hole you used to turn it.

Ta-Da! Wipes galore.

There are a ton of homemade wipe solution recipes online that you can look up. Personally, I just use good old soap and water. Sometimes just warm water. My daughter has rarely gotten any kind of diaper rash, and it's usually been so mild that it's never last any longer than 24 hours.

Happy wiping!

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