You can make a washable duster that can fit on a Swiffer or a dowel! This easy to sew washable duster uses used dryer sheets to give a little extra cleaning and gathering power – plus it’s upcycling materials! Win, win!
You will need:
A printed out version of the .pdf pattern
used dryer sheets
Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)
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Download the free pattern here, tutorial below.
Video tutorial here, written below:
Step 1 – Assemble the pattern and cut out pieces
Cut two small long strips (pattern is rough guide – but it doesn’t have to be followed exactly)
Step 2 – Begin to sew the fleece
Step 3 – Make the casing for the handle
Fold the top piece fringe back and keeping the fleece straight sew along the edge of the fringe from on end to the other. repeat on the other side. (This will make the casing that will fit a Swiffer duster handle.
You can stop here and use it to dust, but if you want to give your duster even more dust busting power continue on the the next steps.
Step 4 – Prep for dryer sheets.
Folding the center back lay one of the skinny pieces along the duster. Cut the appropriate length, either with a machine or by hand tack down the strip in two or three places. Making sections that are not attached to the duster. (you should be able to stick you finger under these loops – see next step if confused)
Step 5 – Add used dryer sheets
Step 6 – Add the Handle
This fits a Swiffer Handle, but you can also take a .5 inch dowel and use it as a handle too.You are finished! You’ll be able to wash it with the dryer sheets a few times, but after a few washings the dryer sheets will need to be replaced.