well, not for the faint of heart. No I would not want to scare you, it is really not a big deal. I have had many times, in a pinch, that I just went for a wash clothe when I was out of wipe. This cheapo, sometimes needs a little courage to spend the money I have on something to throw away. I despise paper towels, paper plates, disposable diapers, wipes, paper cups, you name it. It seems like a huge waste of money.
Now there was a day I did live by these things. Well with a 4th coming, there better be a well justified convenience. So we are using paper stuff, for now, because I am prego. It has probably been at least a year since paper plates were in my house, except for birthday parties.
On my little blog crawling I was telling you about, I found a neat little website about making baby things. One of which, was home made washable wipes. These things are a snap to make. I used flannel fabric I had and an old t-shirt. Eww, all my old treehuggin’ friends would love the reuse. I pumped 10 out in about an hour and a half, while I was saving the chicks from the curiosity of a new 4 year old and calming the fires of sibling rivalries (all in a days work of super mom).
They are 8 inches by 8 inches, 2 flannel squares sandwiches between a square knit (this is where the old t-shirt came in). I used this flannel, because I have a lot of it and I thought it best to keep the wipes to one design to make them easier to pick out in the wash.
Now I had to make them with finished edges, because I have become very obsessed with my edged in the past year. I guess the growing maturity in my stitching. Usually I do not care. My mom and I have a joke, she makes things pretty and amazing and I just get my stuff done. So She might have these amazing items she has made, but I have a ton more stuff finished and in use.
Here is the blog that I was inspired by:
She has a lot of other tutorials that I plan to make use of. I actually have already considered them for washing my face, they have a wonderful softness to them. as I go through old t-shirts, I will make more for my stash.
Hope this is helpful or just another insight to my craziness!