I like my Swiffer Sweep as much as the next person, but I hate burning through so many disposable covers. Not only do they generate more waste, the cost adds up too! So I immediately jumped on board when I came across a picture on Pinterest of a reusable cover. This is, of course, in tandem with my decision to start making more of my household cleaners. I briefly looked for instructions (without any luck) but quickly decided that I could wing it on my own.
Reasons you should make this:
- This is a very fast DIY undertaking. Start to finish, the quickest sewing project I've done.
- Dual purpose: you can use it to sweep or mop (using a batch of homemade All-Purpose Cleaner!).
- It will save you money.
- It works! I've been using this for a month and it gets the job done.
Tip: take a few extra minutes to make a few of these covers, so you don't have to rush to do laundry in between floor-cleaning sessions.
Fleece, 6" x 17" (for a standard-size Swiffer Sweeper)
Begin by cutting the fleece into 3 pieces:
A: 6" x 10.5"
B: 6" x 3"
C: 6" x 3"
The large rectangle will be the base/bottom of the cover. Take one of the smaller pieces and line it up with the sides/corners of the base. Pin into place.
Repeat this with the remaining piece, lining it up with the opposite end of the base.
|Disregard the excess fabric on the edge of my cover; I was still figuring out how large to make each piece. |
Also, you do not need to whip out the sweeper for measuring/fitting, as I did.
Now you just sew along the outer edges, making little pockets on each end. It should have be loose fit in order to easily get the cover on/off of the Swiffer.
|Seeing it in action!|
I hope you will give this reusable Swiffer cover a try. I've been very pleased with the results and suspect you will be too!