Friday, June 13, 2008

Make your own Swiffer Update!

I posted earlier about wanting to try to make my own Swiffer duster refills. Well, today I did just that. And, I even used it to dust. I can't remember when I have been this excited to dust, ha!

I used the instructions from this post. Here is step-by-step how I did it.

I cut out 2 8x8 inch pieces and 2 4x6 inch pieces of 2 microfiber cloths which I got at the Dollar General for $2.00. Actually my 8x8 is more like 7x8 but I used what I had.

Then I lined up the smaller pieces on each large piece making sure the small piece was centered. I then sewed each small piece to each large piece with just a line down the middle. I had brown thread in my sewing machine so I just used it!
I put the two large pieces together with the smaller pieces facing outward. I marked a 1 1/4 x 6 inch area out with a black marker and sewed along that line.

I tried it on and it fit pretty well. I made some slight adjustments by sewing a little more for a more snug fit! Then I just snipped all around the edges, and here is the end product! Not pretty, but it does the job:

So either I am super frugal, or I have too much time on my hands. Can you tell it is raining here today!
See more Frugal Friday tips from Biblical Womanhood.
**UPDATE - after washing mine in the washer it became a bit frayed. I just wanted to let you know that. You can still use microfiber just be aware of the fraying or you can try fleece. I haven't tried that but I may soon.


  1. I'm impressed and am off to make one myself!

  2. Love it!!! I'll be sharing this with my readers this afternoon on Frugalness 4 Mom!

  3. Thank you! It was easy. They don't stay on as well as the store bought refills, but you can make them work pretty well.

  4. Great idea!

    This is what I did to save on wet swiffer pads.

  5. Thanks for linking my wet swiffer idea. Have a blessed day!


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