I’ve slowly been trying to make reusable versions of disposable items I use daily. One of those this is cotton rounds, you know, the ones you use to take off make up or use face toner.
I’ve been using these little guys for a while now and found that:
- it is a total pain trying to find them in all the little nooks and crannies in the washer and dryer. Including the leg of my sweat pants
- if I wash them with towels they get linty
So I decided to make a wash bag!
This bag hangs from the towel rack and when I’m done using one, I just toss it in the bag. On wash day, I close the zipper and toss it in with the towels.
NO LOST PIECES
NONE IN THE LEG OF MY SWEAT PANTS
NO STATIC CLING TO THE TOWELS
The size of my bag was dictated by the size zippers I had in my stash – I could go with a 4″ zipper, 7″ zipper or 18″ zipper – 7″ wins.
I used pinking shears so that my fabric wouldn’t fray and a 5/8″ seam allowance. I was too lazy to pull out my overlock machine and I know not everyone has separate machines. Don’t forget to clip your corners before you turn it right side out.
Since my zipper was 7″, I added 2″ including the seam allowance when I cut the width of the fabric. Since this was a scrap and I didn’t want any leftover, I used the full length, so that the bag is just shy of 12″ long.
I’m thinking about doing a knit or crochet version for the kitchen to gather up all the microfiber cloths we are using as paper towel replacements. I’ll keep you posted.