Washable wipes

Thursday February 17, 2022, by Elodie ALARD


More and more of you are caring about the planet even in your bathroom and that is to your credit!

To do this, banning single-use products is a first step. What if we started with an essential part of your daily life: wipes?


The wipe can be used in many ways. The best known: the make-up remover wipe, an essential element of your beauty routine. Opt for a dark sponge side and it will be perfect for removing makeup.

It is also very practical for cleaning your face, removing your mask or all types of beauty products.

Let's get out of the bathroom and into the baby's room. Here too it is essential to limit your waste.

Within reach, next to the changing mat, or in the changing bag, they will be very useful for cleaning your little one's face, body and bottom.


The wipes have two sides. The decorative side is mainly created in cotton or double cotton gauze. You can choose or create the wipe you like thanks to the thousands of patterns available in cotton or double gauze.

Regarding the sponge side, which is the most interesting, that is to say the one you use to remove makeup or clean your face, you can opt for different types of fabrics.

The best known are the bamboo sponge and the micro-bamboo sponge.

Personally I only use and offer micro-bamboo wipes.

They are ultra-soft and will gently cleanse your face.

Micro bamboo terry cloth


Create your own wipes using this very simple tutorial.

Time: 1h30

Difficulty: easy

Fabrics for a 9 x 9 cm wipe: cotton: 11 x 11 cm / micro-bamboo sponge or bamboo sponge: 11 x 11 cm

Equipment: a pair of scissors / thread in the color of your choice / Chinese chopstick (optional) / a sewing machine (or a needle for hand sewing)

Step 1

Cut out a 11 x 11 cm square from the cotton fabric and the terry cloth.

(Tip: the bamboo sponge and micro-bamboo make lint when cutting, to avoid getting it everywhere, after cutting it, shake the square over a trash can to remove it )

2nd step

Place the sponge facing you on the work surface, then place the cotton square on top of it with the pattern side against the sponge (the back of your fabric is therefore face up). This technique, widely used in sewing, is called: right sides together.

Step 3

Let’s get to sewing!

Stitch with the machine, 1 cm from the edge, around the edge of your wipe. To do this: start sewing two thirds from one edge, leave the needle stuck in the fabric, 1 cm from the corner, then turn the wipe a quarter turn.

Sew the entire length, up to 1 cm from the corner, leave the needle stuck in the fabric then repeat the same thing on the next 2 edges.

When you return to the starting edge, only sew the first third because the hole left between the start and the end of the seam is very important.

If the sewing is done by hand, proceed in the same way.

Step 4

Now that your two fabrics are sewn together, cut the four corners

Step 5

Through the hole left in step 3, turn your wipe over.

To have beautiful corners, push the fabric from the corners well outwards. For ease, opt for a Chinese chopstick, a tip of scissors… But be careful, go slowly so that it does not pierce the fabric.

Step 6

Now we are going to finish the wipe.

At the hole, tuck the tissues inside the wipe so that they do not stick out. The ideal is to manage to tuck it in just enough so that the edge is straight. So the hole will be invisible.

Topstitch your wipe 1 or 2mm from the edge. To do this, start your sewing in a corner, and go around your cloth until you return to the starting point.

Cut your threads.

Congratulations, your wipe is finished! The planet thanks you.

Feel free to review the dimensions so you can create it for all your needs.

Variation: replace the sponge with a honeycomb fabric, enlarge your wipe to 25 cm and you will obtain a fully washable towel sheet ;)



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