Hello creative souls, today we are learning to sew a multifunctional ecological wipe. You’ll see, the tutorial is shorter than its name!
I wanted to introduce you to this tutorial because I realized that the disposable cotton discs we use are not very ecological, and that they can be replaced by reusable wipes very easily.
On average, we use 6 disposable cotton discs per day to remove make-up, apply lotion, remove nail polish, disinfect a wound. There are many uses. But that’s more than 2000 cottons per year, often grown in poor working conditions, even involving children.
We can make this tiny change in our personal consumption and without noticing the difference just by sewing these little wipes!
Technical points discussed
If you are a beginner, you will really learn the basics of sewing:
- Straight stitch sewing
- Assembly of two fabrics together
- Clean finishes with topstitching
- Making a label
And if you don’t want to read everything, you can click below to have the video version:
Sinon, c’est parti !!!
On the hardware side, you will need:
- Bamboo fabric
- A sewing machine, glue or thread and a needle
The different steps
First of all, we will start by cutting two 10 cm squares (you can of course choose the dimensions and size you want)
Then, we will place them right sides together, sew at the straight stitch 1 cm from the edge, but leaving a small opening of about 3-4 cm to be able to turn your wipe over.
We turn our wipe over to the right place.
Then you can create a small label with a scrap of fabric. For example, we take a width of 5-6 cm and a height of 4-5 cm. The top and bottom edges are folded 1 cm, then folded in half to form a label that is slipped and pinned into the opening that has not yet been closed.
And finally, we machine iron everything 2-3 mm from the edge, which will close our wipe and sew the label at the same time.
Be careful, you will probably have to accompany the wipe during the topstitching because there will be a lot of thickness.
And that’s it, your wipe is finished!