I purchased a Swiffer a few months ago. I like to use it in our kitchen because I felt like our broom just wasn’t getting all of the food and dirt off of the floor.
I knew that I didn’t want to purchase the disposable cloths not only because they would be expensive but because I didn’t like the idea of creating more trash.
So, I measured the free disposable cloth that came with the Swiffer and used it as a template to make my own. Then I asked my 11 year old daughter to cut some fleece the same size. 8 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches (Having an 11 year old daughter has come in handy on more than one occasion.)
My daughter ended up making about a dozen of these fleece cloths. They have worked wonderfully. The great thing about fleece is that the edges don’t fray so this was a completely no-sew project.
The orange cloth was made by my mom out of some terry cloth. She said she didn’t use a pattern, but just cut some terry cloth and then stitched elastic all around the edges. She made me three of these and I like to get them wet and use them to mop the floor with my Swiffer.
Update: Check out my post over at The Happy Housewife where I share a tutorial for how to make the terry cloth elasticized cloths for wet mopping.