Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Flannel baby wipes

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great long weekend! Audrey, Lola and I are heading to NJ today. Sadly, my great Aunt Ange passed away on Friday, so I am going up for her funeral. She was a wonderful lady, and I will miss her so much. I'm glad I got to see her a few weeks ago though, and that I'll get to say goodbye at her funeral.

While I'm away, I wanted to leave you all with the easy instructions for the cloth wipes I mentioned in this post.

Before the instructions, a little background...
I started using cloth wipes for Audrey about a month ago. At first, I bought Charlie Banana Organic Cotton Wipes, but after I realized how many I would need, and how expensive they were, I decided that I could probably just make my own wipes and save some money in the process.

I like the Charlie Banana wipes that I have, and I still use them. My draw to them was the organic cotton, but ironically, I like the fleece side of them better for wiping. This just added to my reasons for making my own.

Anyway, if you'd like to do the same, here's the simple step-by-step!



Gather your supplies:

  • Cotton flannel
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins

First, cut your fabric into 9" squares. Since these wipes will be double-sided, choose 2 coordinating fabrics.



Pin your fabric together, right sides facing each other.


Sew together, leaving a small opening.


Trim excess around edges.


Pull the fabric right side out, through the small opening.

Fold the raw edges in and sew shut.



Top stitch around the border. I used a zig zag stitch. 




Now you're done!







Even if you're not into using cloth wipes for your baby's bottom, these still make great wipes for cleaning up little hands and faces! And of course, there is no limit to the cute fabric combinations you could put together!

Hopefully I will be back to blogging later in the week once we are home, but we're also headed to North Carolina for a family vacation on Saturday, so overall, it's a very busy week! 

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!

4 comments:

  1. They look great, thanks for the tutorial! Do you keep them in some type of solution? What type of cleanser do you use with them?

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  2. Thank you! I keep them dry. I use a small spray bottle filled with water mixed with a drop or two of her bath soap. I either spray her bottom or the wipe (sometimes both). I talk a little more about it in this post:
    http://www.rachelsnest.com/2012/05/cloth-diapering.html
    Hope that helps!

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  3. Where do you buy your fabric for all of your cute DIY projects? The fabric is pretty!

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  4. Thanks! It's pretty much all from Joann's!

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