Monday, May 24, 2010

Wipe your butt with this!

So I'm on my third child and I finally decided to use cloth diapers. I'd like to say it's because I am environmentally conscious, but honestly, I'm frugal. So I ordered the diapers and after thinking about it, disposable wipes are going to be a pain. Why not do cloth wipes as long as I'm doing laundry anyway? I priced out some cloth wipes and then was struck with one of those "duh" moments. I can sew squares! :) Going along with the "environmentally friendly" aka frugal theme, I decided to reuse or recycle, whichever it is, old receiving blankets. Some of these are hand-me-downs and others are just from my boys that I'm not using for Sophia because apparently she can only be surrounded by pink and other girlie colors- I guess I'm not as frugal as I thought.

1. I cut a template approximately 9inx9in and cut out 2 squares for each wipe. You can be creative here and mix and match your squares.

Used receiving blankets and template

Cut squares.


2. Iron your squares and pin them right sides together.

3. Sew 3 sides. Then flip it right side out. Turn in the hem and sewed up the last side. And whalllaa! Something to wipe a butt with!

After the first 3 sides, turn it right-side out.



Ta-da! I made 22 in total and still have a few extra blankets on standby if I need them down the line.


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