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Topic: Cleaning mitt from an old tee (Quick and Easy, TUTORIAL included)  (Read 3240 times)
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« on: June 04, 2008 12:16:08 PM »

I bought a cleaning mitt awhile back and it is super handy for dusting (especially my shutters).
I needed more and have been meaning to make some for awhile now.
The one I bought is made of terry cloth , but today I was throwing out some old t-shirts and decided to recycle them into cleaning mitts.
You could make them from old towels, t-shirts, or any other fabric that makes for a good cleaning rag.  They can be washed and reused over and over.

Here's how I did it:
1. gather up old t-shirts
2. place hand on t-shirt and traced around hand (you can see that I traced widely around my hand...I wanted to be able to cut right on the line and not have to factor in a seam allowance)
3. pin and cut out  (I got 4 mitts out of one xlarge tee, but could have fit another one or two in if I had been better about placement)
4. sew
5. trim and turn out  (if you want your mitt to look a little nicer you could zigzag the raw edge before turning it out)

Here are the pics to go along with the tutorial:

Pinned and cut out:



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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 01:35:35 PM »

that's actually very useful, and very creative

« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 02:48:27 PM »

What a brilliant idea, that will definately make cleaning my blinds easier. Grin  Thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 06:02:40 PM »

it seems like sucha  simple idea, but absolutely brilliant!...wonder if i could make some for my feet, to get into those corners?

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008 12:59:49 PM »

That is awesome. Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012 03:39:10 AM »

I think I'll try this with an old towel for cleaning the bathroom. Thanks for the idea. 
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