Reusable Washable Face Wipes 14


Love it? Share it!
  •  
  •  
  •   
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Sewing Bee Fabrics Tutorial
Make Your Own Reusable, Washable Wipes

Make your own reusable washable face wipes

We use cloth nappies in our house and cloth wipes on hands and bums, so I figured it was about time I changed my disposable make up remover face wipe habits and made myself some reusable face fluff!

This is how I make all my wipes. It is only the materials I will change for different uses, so you could use these washable versions in place of kitchen towels, baby wipes, face wipes, cleaning cloths etc! Just think how thrifty  and eco-friendly you could be by upcycling all your scraps!

What you will need:

Fabric scraps! But what to use?

For face wipes, I would recommend using soft cotton jersey on one side which makes a great all purpose wipe feel (I'm cutting up some old baby outfits!). The other side depends on what you like. If, like me, you like to wake your skin up a little with a rougher exfoliating type of wipe, then scraps from a towel/flannel or microfiber would work great. I used some textured waffle cotton which was originally a pillow case, but far too rough for my liking for that use!

If you prefer more soft and luxurious then maybe try some fleece as a backing. Be warned though - fleece isn't the most absorbent material so it won't be good for dabbing from a bottle but it works great if submersed and squeezed, or it would be great to dry your face after/take away excess make up powder.

For general cleaning I tend to use standard cotton on one side and towelling on the other. Cuddle fleece scraps with towelling work great for taking away excess moisture then shining up mirrors and metal after cleaning. Fleece and towelling also make for a great all purpose baby hand cleaning wipe. 2 or 3 layers of cotton jersey is a great combo for cleaning baby bums.

How to make it:

As your making the wipes, you get to decide the size and material!

For my face wipes, I used 1 layer cotton jersey and 1 layer textured cotton. I made mine about 3 inches square.

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics cotton

Optional - you might want to pin the first couple of wipes till you get the hang of it or if you want them extra neat as a present.

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics pin right side

Sew up 3 edges. Don't forget if you are using stretchy material like cotton jersey, you may want to switch to a ballpoint needle or twin needle. I also use a knit foot for my sewing machine, but a walking foot will also help to keep your stretchy materials moving through at the same speed.

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics stitch edges

Clip your corners then turn right side out

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics trim corners

Tuck the 4th edge to fold under on itself and top stitch it. Continue your top stitching right the way around.

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics tuck under

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics top stitch

Iron flat

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics finished cow

Repeat! I figured about 14 should give me a fresh wipe each day without ever running low.

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics pile upcycled

Then find something pretty to store them in! I would suggest if possible to wash them in a mesh bag or you'll find a few seem to congregate in the lining around the washing machine door regardless of how well you think you've tucked them in the back of the machine!

Face wipe makeup remover reusable washable sewing bee fabrics upcycled eco thrifty - Copy

We hope you enjoy our tutorials and love hearing what you think so please leave us a comment or send me an email to linda@sewingbeefabrics.co.uk

Happy Sewing!


Love it? Share it!
  •  
  •  
  •   
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

14 thoughts on “Reusable Washable Face Wipes