What you'll need:
- Squares of scrap fabric for the backing, e.g. cotton or canvas – any fabric from clothing that cannot be donated
- Squares of absorbent fabric for the cleansing pad side, e.g. towelling – such as old towel
- Scrap piece of ribbon about 15cm long for a hanging loop (optional)
- Pen and scissors
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- Cut out a 25cm square (or whatever size cloth you’d like) of backing fabric.
- Repeat for the absorbent fabric.
- If you are adding a hanging loop, fold your ribbon in half and pin it to the right side of one of the corners of your fabric.
- Place fabrics right sides together and pin around the edge leaving a 10cm gap in the middle of one of the lengths for turning.
- Sew around the edge, taking care when sewing over the pinned ribbon, just under a cm from the edge.
- Turn your sewing right side out, diagonally trim the excess across the top of each corner and push out the corners from the inside.
- Carefully turn under both edges of the gap and pin to hold in place.
- Top stitch around the edge of square around 4mm in, ensuring that you sew the pinned gap closed.
Make a few and use to mop up spills in place of kitchen towel – they can be washed and used again and again!