How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes


I have been meaning to make these DIY cloth baby wipes for such a long time! Ever since my first ones failed about three years ago. It was when I was first teaching myself to sew on my antique machine that only had a straight stitch and they were one of my first projects. I was just going to hem the sides of some flannel cut to the shape of the wipe box. I had no idea how to hem and I literally folded the edges over one time and sewed over that. They didn’t last long and frayed really bad after a few washes.

Now that I’m expecting our third baby, I figured it was a good time to give it another go. And now that I can sew properly after three years of practice. I make my own baby carriers now if that says anything. If you’re new to sewing, these DIY cloth baby wipes are one of the easiest things you can make. Just follow along and you won’t royally screw up like I did the first time! All you need is a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine.

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

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DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Start by getting your material. I used flannel. This is a really great project to use up any old receiving blankets. Or you could use flannel PJ’s, sheets, shirts, etc.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Cut your material into 6×6 in. squares. This was the perfect size for my hand. Make them as big as you need. But if you’ll be using a wipe case make sure they’re not bigger than that. If you use receiving blankets, you should be able to get 16 wipes out of one.

If you want rounded corners like above, fold each wipe in half two times then just round the corners with scissors.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Here they are all cut. The corners of my blankets looked like the top ones, so that’s why those corners have so much off of them.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Once they’re all cut, do a zig-zag stitch around the whole edge. That’s it! Minimal sewing!

If you want them to pop-up like disposables do then here’s how:

Lay out one wipe flat like above.

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Lay your next one over half of it.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Fold the left of your first wipe over the second.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Lay third over that on the left side and fold your second wipe over. Repeat until done.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

Lay them in your wipes container and push the top wipe through the hole.

 

How to Make DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

When you pull one out, the next one will pop-up, like above. You can make a wipe solution to pour in or just spray each wipe before use like I do.

And there you have it! How easy was that? If you make some let me know how they turn out!

I made these DIY cloth baby wipes at the same time as my unpaper towels. They’re both such quick projects!

 

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Stay at home wife and mother to two boys. Amanda strives to live a frugal life by cloth diapering, going greener, and keeping to a budget.

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