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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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