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Make Your Own Swiffer Dusters

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Let me take a moment to tell you that I love my swiffer duster. I don't, however, love the expense of buying the swiffer refills. If you know much about fleece, then you know it loves to grab lint, dog fur, dust, you name it. That's why fleece is perfect for this project. If you don't have old fleece clothes to upcycle, you can just use fleece scraps. It doesn't take a lot of fleece or a lot of time to make these.
Time: 15 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
First, I measured a real swiffer duster. It measures approximate 4"x7". I cut my fleece into 4 - 4"x7" rectangles.
Take 2 rectangles and lay them on top of one another wrong sides together. Some fleece is hard to tell which side is right and which is wrong but these pants had an obvious right side.
Sew a line straight down the middle long ways, starting and stopping about 1/2" from the edge of the fabric.
Next sew a straight line parallel to the center line about 3/4"-1" from the center. Repeat this step in the other side of the center line. You should end up with 3 straight lines sewn 3/4"-1" apart running the length of the 2 rectangles. Confused yet? The photos should help.
Using your scissors or rotary cutter, cut every half inch down the sides of these 2 rectangles coming close to the outer line of stitching but do not cut the stitches.
To see the rest of this tutorial, visit my blog.

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Ask the creator about this project

  • Lise Morrison
    Lise Morrison South Hero, VT
    on Nov 28, 2014

    Great idea! Nice stocking stuffers

    • B
      B
      on Nov 28, 2014

      @Lise Morrison Thank you! They would make nice stocking stuffers.

  • Marlene Gaither
    Marlene Gaither Gadsden, AL
    on Nov 28, 2014

    Thanks. Great DIY project, @B!

    • B
      B
      on Nov 28, 2014

      @Marlene Gaither Thanks so much!

  • Rachel Shoemaker
    Rachel Shoemaker Tulsa, OK
    on Nov 28, 2014

    You should sell these on etsy! I'd buy some!

    • B
      B
      on Nov 28, 2014

      @Rachel Shoemaker Thanks but I'll let someone else sell them on easy. I'd get too bored making these over and over again. But they would be cute in fun prints.

  • Debra Anderson
    Debra Anderson Sand Springs, OK
    on Nov 28, 2014

    Great ideas!!! Will save me $$$. Those refills cost too much to just throw them away!

    • B
      B
      on Nov 28, 2014

      @Debra Anderson Thank you!

  • Carolynm
    Carolynm Winchester, VA
    on Nov 28, 2014

    I cut flannel to fit the floor sweeper and tuck the ends in like the pads are done. Toss in washer to clean, no fabric softener works great.

    • Donna Hagen
      Donna Hagen
      on Nov 30, 2014

      @B those fleece socks slide right on when I am done I shake it out put the old sock in the laundry.it works great

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