ROR Upcycle: DIY Reusable Cotton PadsWe're back at it again. We're doing another super easy upcycle.
I stopped using makeup wipes a while ago partly because they weren't helping my skin but also because of their environmental impact. However, doing that meant that I've been using a lot more cotton rounds. They may be better but they're still only single use. So, this week I'm using our trusty mis-printed pride t-shirt again to sew my own reusable cotton rounds.
You will need...
fabric - I'm using a cotton t-shirt as well as a cut off from one of our sweatshirts
sewing machine (or needle and thread)
something circular or a compass
So, once you've decided on your fabric, use a glass, or anything circular really, to mark out the shape. To be honest though you can make them literally any shape you want.
Cut out your shapes. I went for circles but really it doesn't matter - you'll get more from your fabric if you go for squares.
Put your two pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing out - we're not going to be flipping these ones round. I decided to use one side fleece (from the sweatshirt) and one side cotton (from the t-shirt). Then sew them together using a zig zag stitch. Have one stitch hit the fabric while the other goes off the edge. This would work even better if you have an overlocking foot but I don't so we make do! The other option is to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
And then you're done! Super easy and very useful. Plus, they're better for your wallet and the environment!
I use a little gift bag to put mine in when they go through the wash to help them last longer.
Will you be trying these out?
Bethan ROR xx