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Topic: Swiffer cover from two old dish towels (lots of pictures)  (Read 8060 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2010 04:48:37 PM »

These swiffer covers are on my to do list this year.  I've just got one of the plain old original's with no squirt.  I do however have an empty spray bottle and plan on introducing it to my girls.  They're such mess makers, this will be a huge help in the kitchen.    Thanks for posting the link for the cleaner.  Absolutely brilliant!
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2010 08:49:09 PM »

So while I was pregnant a friend came over and decided she needed to clean my house. She came back wit her swiffer wet jet and I fell in love (funny what you'll fall for when you're prego) and had to have one. Yeah, I didn't like it when I got my own because of the pads (tampon girl myself, haha, I made a bad pun) and the streaks it left on my floor but then I found a site to make my own pads and I now I use it at least once a week, at least. I even made some for said girlfriend as a thank you. I still have the same fluid so I still get streaks and scummy looking and gives me headaches, but waste not want not, right? Once I use that up I think I'll move to the vinegar solution. So easy!

This rendition of the Swiffer pad is awesome, but it uses more fabric than I made does. Then again, these also look reversible. Mine also used lots of velcro! But it has the 2 squirters on it so I don't think your pattern would work for it. Different swiffers, different patterns, eh? Here is the link for the one I made:
http://lookmanopatterns.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-your-swiffer-less-evil.html
With 1yard of terry cloth and 6 yards of velcro I made 12 pads.
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010 08:29:46 AM »

wonderful! I love my swiffer wetjet but had the same problem with the cover I made for it. now I know what to do! Also mine was to thin but a towel or such would solve that problem!

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010 09:12:07 AM »

This is such a clever idea!  Shocked
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2010 06:49:06 PM »

This is brilliant.  Those refill pads are terribly expensive and wasteful. 
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010 08:44:34 PM »

This is great!  My mom and grandma had some swiffer style mops with velcro strips for washable scrub cloths from before swiffers were hot, and when I asked my grandma how much hers was, she said it was $80!  Forget that!  I just bought a regular swiffer broom for $9 and I've been wrapping towels around it and shoving the ends into the plastic grabby bits on the top, but your solution looks a lot neater and sturdier than mine.
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2010 10:40:45 AM »

I wish I had found this earlier. I just broke down and bought a box of replacments the other day *GRRR*
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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2010 08:18:50 AM »

Thank you for posting this tutorial.  I made myself a couple of covers last week and used them for the first time Friday.  They worked like a charm.  I used some microfiber cloths I had on hand.  You will see I modified the pattern a bit to make both sides look the same.  And I serged them instead of sewing and turning.  I also made the covers reversible by sewing a button on each side.  I think I will try velcro on the next ones, because it is difficult to change them out quickly using buttons -- or so it was for me, because I made them quite tight.  Thanks again for sharing!  This is a keeper tutorial!

          

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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2010 12:23:19 PM »

Just a side note. If you are looking for a inexpensive swiffer style mop. I bought a plain one without the solution squirter for a $1.00 at the Dollar Tree. They also have them at the 99 cent only store.
I like these better because I also picked up a large spray bottle for a $1.00 as well. My kitchen is small tiled floors. So I spray vinegar solution liberally over the entire floor. Wait a few minutes for it to
soften up the hard stuck on bits if any. Then I Swiff away with my new mop and home made pads! Drop in washer or dirty laundry when done! YEA!
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2010 12:00:41 PM »

Great tutorial. Definitely plan on making these. You craftster girls and boys are so genius!
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