Leftover scraps of fleece + unemployment + greenmindedness = 15 reusable and double sided swiffer sweeper pads!
I had some leftover fleece from making kennel blankets for the animal shelter I volunteer at (I've gotta keep myself busy in between sending out millions of resumes and my unpaid internship), and I have limited funds (ahem, still being supported by my parents, lots of savings bonds for my student loan payments, and random ebay sellings. I've got a Bachelors degree, a publication in a medical journal, and a few years of research experiance at one of the best hospitals in the country. Grr. Anyway.)
Fleece always attracts dust and pet hair, and since my cat sheds like it's his job, and my NYC pre-war apt is majorly dusty, it's perfect. Making them was really simple. I just cut rectangles of fleece the size of the swiffer, sewed 1 inch straps on both sides, repeat 15 times, and save money and waste!
Nothing too fancy, but very functional!
Note the Quality Control Cat in the background on the right. He's kind of afraid of the Swiffer.
I can turn them inside out and use both sides. When I'm done with one, I put them in a plastic bag in my linen closet, and when they're all dirty, I wash them all together in the washing machine (with cold water and Seventh Generation non-oil based detergent of course.
My spiffed-up Swiffer.
This is a really easy project! A great way to use felt scraps, and you can probably make these out of old ratty fleece scarves, jackets, or pants. Yay for reducing, reusing and recycling!