Recycled/Reusable Makeup Remover Pad Tutorial

Tutorial is below my daily sewing journal.

Daily Sewing with What I Have
January 12 – re-stuffed Mike’s favorite pillow

January 12 – square makeup removers from old washcloths and scrap material.  I started out by sewing them right sides together, turn and topstitched, but they were so small and really hard to stitch through 4 layers.  I decided to stitch them wrong sides together and just use the serger.  This worked somewhat better.  The square shape was hard to serge the edges and have them look neat.


Moving on to today.
January 13 – I thought I would try the makeup remover pads again today, only this time larger & rounder.  Much easier.


Recycled/Reusable Makeup Remover Pad Tutorial

Supplies Needed:

  • Old terrycloth washcloths (mine were 11in.x11in, washed a million times and had makeup stains) If you want something softer than terrycloth you can use microfiber fleece, just be sure to pre-wash first.
  • 24in. x 24in.  Cotton Fabric (I used an old pillow case from the thrift store that was in my stash)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Serger
  • Pattern: Tutorial_RecycledMakeupRemoverPad

Step 1: Cut out fabric & terrycloth circles.  I could get 4 circles from 1 washcloth. Don’t worry if your washcloth has a finished edge. The edge will be removed when you serge.

Step 2: Layer the fabric & terrycloth with wrong sides together.


3. Run a basting stitch around the circle to keep it from slipping when you serge.

4. Serge the circle.  If you don’t have a serger, trim close to the basting stitch and then zigzag around the circle’s edges.


5. You’re done!  Now go wash your face!


How to use your new recycled makeup remover pads
Wash. Wipe. Rinse. Repeat until your face is clean.
How to clean your new recycled makeup remover pads
Throw them in a lingerie bag and dump them in the wash with like colored items. Dry as usual.

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