Happy Tuesday, everybody! Hope it’s treating you well. Today I’ve got something really useful for you. Swiffer dusters are on my list of “greatest inventions ever,” but buying the refills is expensive and of course tossing them out isn’t great for the environment…so here’s a tutorial for you on how to make your own!
What you’ll need:
- A piece of fleece. You can make 2 dusters with 1/4 yd fleece; I just used fleece I had left over from a sewing project!
- Sewing Machine
First, use your ruler and scissors to cut out four pieces of fleece measuring 5×6″ Stack the pieces on top of each other, like this:
Next, use your sewing machine to stitch three lengthwise lines; the lines should be 4.5″ long, start at one edge of the stack, and stop 1.5″ from the opposite edge. The first line should be in the center of the stack (2.5″ from either side), and the other two lines should be 0.75″ on either side of that center line. The stitched stack should look like this:
This next step isn’t 100% necessary, but it makes it look a little prettier 🙂 Round the upper corners so it looks like this:
Now, starting at the bottom corner, cut from the edge to just before the stitching, all the way around the fleece in about 0.75-1″ strips.
And you’re done! Just slide it onto the Swiffer handle, shake it a little to loosen up the layers of fleece, and start dusting!
When it gets dirty, throw it in the wash instead of the trash! I made several so I’ll always have a clean one on hand.
Please let me know if I need to clarify any of the instructions…it’s not exactly my strong suit! And happy dusting 🙂