I do not like using disposable cleaning products. I cloth diaper my kids and I use washcloths instead of paper towels. But my Swiffer mop is so convenient! It seemed to me that it was time to stop using disposable mop pads. It will save the environment and save money.
I decided to make this pad out of discarded clothes and a wool blanket I never use because I did not want to throw them away either. The greatest part about this project is that anyone can do it. It does not need to look pretty. You're going to use it to clean your floor, you know?
Cleaning with this pad takes a little more elbow grease than the disposable pads but it cleans great. I recommend making at least two so you have a clean one while the other is in the laundry.
Step 1: Materials List
Woven wool blanket (or anything you have on hand that will stick to your mop head)
Disposable pad that comes with your mop
Scissors or rotary cutter
Step 2: Trace Your Pattern
Step 3: Adhere Freezer Paper to Fabrics
You could also pin the paper to the fabrics. I just find this to be much easier.
Step 4: Cut Out Your Fabric
You should have four pieces of t-shirt fabric and one piece of blanket.
Step 5: Layer and Pin the Fabric
Pin along all of the edges leaving a 3-inch gap. You will not be sewing this gap at first. You need a spot to turn the fabric out-side-in.
Step 6: Sew It: Take 1
Step 7: Turn the Piece Out-Side-In
You should now have four layers of t-shirt fabric all stacked on top of one another with a piece of blanket fabric on top.
Step 8: Sew It: Take 2
Then, sew vertical lines approximately 1- 2 inches apart. Now, sew horizontal lines approximately 1 - 2 inches apart.