For a full video tutorial, watch here. (Sorry, the quality is not very good! Made the video one-handed while using my digital camera instead of my camcorder).
I’m not a fan of wasting money. So when companies come out with a good product (like Swiffer) but then charge a ton of money for the one-use disposable refills that you need to use it with, it aggravates me to no end.
So let’s talk about these Swiffer Dusters. These hideous yellow and white fluffy things that fall apart after just a couple of uses. Yeah, they are under a buck each, but when you go through a lot of them, those purchases add up to quite a hefty sum that you’ve just spent on something you toss in the garbage.
Not only are you wasting money, you are filling the landfills and not being environmentally conscious.
So I’ve decided to make my own Swiffer duster refills, out of fleece. To be honest, I’ve been making these for a few years now. I sell them at my local craft shows and all of my Swiffer replacement products are always a huge hit. But I finally decided to do a quick how-to tutorial on how to make them yourself. They are SO easy to make.
So first, I made a template out of a piece of felt. It’s about 8″ x 5″ and curved at the top. I cut out 4 layers of fleece per duster.
Then, I just cut out my fleece. I cut 2 layers at once, but you will need 4 per duster.
When you are done cutting, you should have 4 layers of fleece for one duster.
Sew a centered 3-sided box in the middle of your fleece cut-outs, and then sew a line in the center, like this:
(Do NOT sew the center line all the way down to the edge of the fleece – start your center line about 1 1/2 inches from the edge).
Then, cut strips all around the edge of your swiffer, being sure to cut all 4 layers, and NOT crossing the lines you stitched. It should resemble something like this:
And voila! You have a new duster for your Swiffer Duster handle. And the best part is, it was very cheap and easy to make, and you can rewash it and reuse it hundreds of times over!
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