How To Sew Reusable Cleaning Cloths

This is a simple sewing project that is great for a beginner sewer. You can customize your cloths with the fabric of your choice in any style that you prefer. They are also very durable lasting many years even with daily use. Let me show you how to sew reusable cleaning cloths.

reusable cleaning cloths

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What You Need:

Sewing Machine: You need a simple sewing machine, nothing fancy. I bought mine at Walmart for less than a hundred dollars.

Decorative Cotton Fabric: 1 yard of your favorite cotton fabric. You can find cotton fabric in your local Walmart, JoAnne Fabrics, or online in the design of your choice.

Cotton Towel Fabric: 1 yard terry cloth cotton towel fabric.

Sewing Cutting Mat

Fabric Scissors or Cutting Wheel


How to Sew Reusable Cleaning Cloths

First, cut all of the fabric into 9-inch squares by using fabric scissors or a cutting wheel. If you are using a cutting wheel, place a cutting mat under the fabric to protect your table or cutting surface.

Next, place the decorative cotton fabric piece right side facing down onto the cotton towel fabric.

Pin the two fabrics together. Remember to leave a 3-inch opening on one of the sides so that you can turn your fabric right side out.

At this point sew around the edge of the rag 1/4″ seam allowance.

Once you have sewn the fabrics together, snip the excess fabric off of each corner. This will help your corners to be pointed and less bulky.

Afterward turn your fabric right side out. Reach through the opening and push a blunt object into each corner.

Then close and pin your opening and sew around the entire cleaning cloth ensuring to stitch the opening closed. I stitch a little less than a 1/4″ seam allowance or as close to the edge as my machine would allow. If I was too close it would just fold over on itself under the foot.

reusable cleaning cloths

Finally sew diagonally from one corner to the other and repeat the process with the opposite corner to make an X over your cloth. Now you are finished, and your cloth is ready to use!

reusable cleaning cloths

I hope this inspires you to make some cleaning cloths for your home! If you are a beginner sewer like me and hesitate to make your own because you might mess up, I encourage you to give it a try. It will be easier than you think.

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