Mine aren't quiet as cute or perfect as the ones selling on Etsy but that's what gives them personality and they sure are handy. Now you too can make them at home. Here are the easy directions I came up with.
Anti pill fleece, any color, at least 1/4 yard
sewing machine or you could hand stitch these too
Swiffer Duster handle
1 piece cardstock 8-1/2" x 11
First I got a piece of 8-1/2" x 11" and made my template by using an old CD to make the half circle at the top and used a ruler to draw straight lines for the sides. The template measures 7-1/4" (center) tip to end, 4-3/4" wide with the center slots being 4-1/2" high and 3/4" each (x2) wide.
Next, keeping the selvage (side with edge) sides lined up, fold the fleece so you have 4 pieces thick. Place template on top of fleece and cut around the template.
Do this to the next two pieces also so that you have two pieces each.
Using a pencil and a straight edge ruler mark dots where the center sewing is going to start and end.
Then, stating at the straight edge end, sew up to the top dot on one of the sides then turn and sew across the top
then turn and come back down. Now sew up the middle starting 1" up from the end to create two holes for the handle to slide into.
Test the handle to make sure it fits in to the slots before you cut the fringe. Next make 1/2: cuts almost all the way to the stitching to make the fringe. Be careful around the round edge, don't cut to close to the sides at an angle.
Tada! Homemade Swiffer Refills!
If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact me. I am not a professional seamstress and usually just wing it while sewing. But these came out great!
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