Home made Baby Wipes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How to make your own baby wipes...

You will need:

*scraps of fabric
(I used some pieces of fleece and organic cotton that I had leftover from another project)
Some other fabrics that are great to use for wipes are combos of:
cotton flannel and bamboo fleece
velour and hemp
hemp and bamboo or cotton fleece
or you could upcycle old receiving blankets/wraps or t-shirts

*wipes case
(I couldn't find a proper one, so bought a $2 oversized glasses case and used that)

*Sewing machine or serger/overlocker
*Measuring tape
*Cardboard/greaseproof paper (or something to make your pattern with)

Measure the size of your wipes case and trace a pattern with the long side as the fold line. Mine looked a little something like the pattern below with the top side cut on the fold.
Cut out one piece of each material on fold line.
Put pieces wrong sides together and either overlock/serge the edges or else sew a straight stitch as close as you can get to the outside of the edge, then do your widest zigzag stitch to seal the edges.

Decorate the outside of your wipes case if you like by gluing material/ribbons/etc. on or else leave plain like I did.

Make up a solution of baby wipes cleaner to spray on to your wipes before using, pop into a small spray bottle and you're done. So easy!


PaisleyJade said...

Wow Rachel - I'm really impressed! Such a great idea!!

Rachel Kate said...

:) naww thanks K. Ha it helps to pass the time & get my mind off things when I'm at home all sore and feeling yucky..

jacksta said...

very cool. I've switched from baby wipes (for at home use anyway). I bought some chux wipes, the blue ones in the kitchen aisle. Cut them up into rectangles and hey presto got me some reusable wipes. Bit of water and baby soap. Cheap as!

Rachel Kate said...

yeah so many ways to save money (and baby's bum too) aye :) there are so many great ideas out there! thanks for sharing xo

Molly @ The Creative Maven said...

This is such a good idea! I'm a disposable mom this time around... but am thinking about cloth diapering next time - I'm bookmarking this!

Rachel Kate said...

thanks Molly :) feel free to ask questions when next time rolls around.. love reading your blog by the way!

Rachel said...

Great ideas! I found your blog from the Sew 5 challenge link of the creative maven blog. Very cool. I have an 8 week old and we're soon going to be transitioning him to cloth diapers (smarty pants). I'm wanting to do cloth wipes too. I even have the perfect flannel for not showing any infant poopy stains and I got it on clearance--yellow with red apples! I'm really glad to have found your idea for sewing them together and not using a serger. That will definitely come in handy.

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