Re-useable Swiffer Sweeper Cloths

I love my Swiffer Sweeper, but I hate buying the cloths.  Seems like kind of a waste so I end up using my broom more often than not.

I do buy the wet cloths, because I have an aversion to mops.  They’re just disgusting and we don’t get along, so I’ve resigned myself to buying the wet cloths.

The dry cloths not so much.

So here’s what I came up with for a re-useable cloth that can be dumped in the washer after each use.

Supplies: 

  • 12″ x 6″ piece of fleece
  • 12″ x 6″ piece of knit fabric (an old t-shirt would probably work well)
  • (2) 8″ x 6″ pieces of knit fabric

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Fold the 6×8 pieces in half, and lay on top of the fleece with raw edges matches (forming the pockets) as shown.

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Lay the 12×6 knit piece on top of that and pin.  I didn’t photograph this step, but make sure you pin down the pockets so they don’t move while you’re sewing.

Sew all the way around the edges, leaving a small opening to turn right side out.

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Turn right side out, then top stitch all the way around, making sure to stitch the opening closed.

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Pop onto your Swiffer and you’re ready to roll.

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And my floors obviously need it….

I made several of these, and for some reason this one turned out a little big. Huh. Must be thanks to my notoriously un-even seam allowances.

Where is the eye roll emoticon when you need it?!

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Re-useable Swiffer Sweeper Cloths”

  1. Since bring a new puppy into the home, I have found myself going through the wet swiffers once a day. I need you to come up with a way to avoid buying more! FAST< I only have like 6 days left.

  2. I bought very inexpensive (cheap) washcloths at Walmart – 10 for $2.00 – and they fit perfectly on my Swiffer. When I have mopped the floor, vinegar and water, I just throw them in the washer and drawer. Works very well for me.

  3. Great idea! I reuse my dry clothes over and over, I simply vacuum the dust, dirt, cat hair off of them, that way I can usually get 5 or 6 cleaning binges out of each dry cloth before they are just too dirty. It’s a great way to use up leftover pieces of fabric too, the wash cloth idea is a good one too but I like to use what I already have around the house whenever I can and seriously is there any other fabric that holds onto cat hair like fleece, I even have some kitty printed fleece I could use, how cute is that? Your idea gets an A+ in my book because it covers the sides better and I also don’t like shoving the corners of the cloths into those little stars. Is it just me or does anyone else get their fingers pinched by those little buggers? I found this post on Handy Man, Crafty Woman’s Wicked Awesome Wednesday and will now be one of your newest followers by email so keep up the good work.

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