DIY Cloth Baby Wipes or Washcloths


Reusuable Cloth Baby Wipes & Wash Cloths

When I was in the thick of cloth diapering, my friend Mo gave me some reusable cloth wipes.  I wasn’t too into them at first.  I would use disposable wipes, and often times, they went through the wash with the cloth diapers (disposal wipes are pretty strong).  Then I ended up using the reusable wipes, since I was washing wipes anyway:).  So if you are a new mom and using cloth diapers, I HIGHLY recommend using reusable cloth wipes!

I first started making my own solution for the cloth wipes and then just went to using straight water because, to me, it was more of a hassle, although the solution worked well.  My husband and I agree that the cloth wipes are great and just the perfect size.

A few years later, after I learned sewing basics, I thought it would be fun to make the cloth wipes as presents for new mommies.  You know those little towels you might get during registration for a fun run or something?  Those thin little towel are the perfect towel to repurpose into a reusable cloth baby wipe or a fun washcloth because with 2 layers, they don’t create a lot of bulk.  I have also used thicker towels, too, and they work, but they are just thicker.  I guess it depends on your likeness as to what thickness of a towel to use.

This project is SOOO easy, and it is fast to make.  These would be a great little starter project for the new-to-sewing crowd.

Upcycled & Repurposed Cloth Wipes & Washcloth Tutorial

What you’ll need:

  • 6” square of washed flannel (or whatever size square or rectangle you want especially if you are using scraps!)
  • equal size of a terrycloth, washcloth or towel (I used towels I get at running events that I hadn’t put to use)
  • matching thread
  • scissors
  • sewing machine

The Instructions:

Cut out a piece of washed flannel 6''x6'' (or whatever size you want). Cut out a matching piece of terry cloth fabric.

Pin right sides together.

Start 1'' away from one corner, and sew 1/4'' almost all the way around the square, leaving about 2'' to flip the material.

Turn the fabric right sides out.

Sew 1/4'' around the square.

Now you have a finished project!

Have you tried making your own baby wipe solution?  

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About Sonja

Sonja is a lover of the Lord, family, and friends. She digs DIY (especially re-purposing), fancies fitness, foods (whole), & fellowship. She is a thrifty thinker and jives with jazz. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV). Thanks for visiting!
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