DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds :: Sustainable and Stylish

In a world increasingly mindful of environmental impact, finding creative and fun ways to reduce waste has become both trendy and essential. Enter the DIY reusable cotton rounds, a charming and eco-conscious solution for your skincare routine. Made from soft flannel cotton fabric, these homemade rounds are adorable and sustainable, offering a fun project that benefits both you and the planet.

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds :: Sustainable and StylishMaterials

  1. Soft Cotton Fabric: Opt for a flannel cotton fabric, which is gentle on the skin and perfect for the reusable cotton rounds. You can choose coordinating fabrics for a cohesive look or embrace the eclectic charm of using random scraps. I used random scraps we had lying around from various projects.
  2. Scissors: Sharp scissors will make cutting out perfect circles a breeze.
  3. Sewing Machine and Thread: While you can hand sew these rounds, a sewing machine makes the process quicker and ensures sturdy seams.
  4. (Optional) Mesh Bag for Washing: Keep your rounds organized and prevent them from getting lost in the laundry by using a small mesh bag to corral them during washing.

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds :: Sustainable and Stylish

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Cutting: Begin by cutting out circles from your chosen fabric. You can tailor the size to your preference, ensuring they are large enough for effective use but still manageable.
  2. Sewing: Place two fabric circles together with their right sides facing each other. Sew around the perimeter of the circle, leaving a small opening for turning.
  3. Turning: Carefully flip the round inside out through the opening, ensuring the seams lay flat. Use a blunt object, like a pencil or chopstick, to gently push out the edges and achieve a smooth shape.
  4. Finishing: Once flipped, sew all the way around the entire round, closing the opening and securing the edges. This final seam not only reinforces the round but also adds a polished finish.
  5. Storage and Use: Keep your reusable cotton rounds in your bathroom for easy access during your skincare routine. Designate a spot for used rounds, such as a small mesh bag, to collect them until laundry day.
  6. Washing: When your mesh bag is full, simply toss it into your regular laundry load. Wash and dry the rounds as you would any other fabric items, ensuring they’re clean and ready for reuse.

DIY Reusable Cotton Rounds :: Sustainable and Stylish

These homemade reusable cotton rounds not only reduce your environmental footprint but also add a touch of charm to your skincare routine. With just a few simple materials and a bit of creativity, you can enjoy a sustainable and stylish alternative to disposable cotton pads.

So, gather your supplies and craft your way to a greener tomorrow, one adorable round at a time!

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Emma Dorsett
Emma is a mom to two beautiful girls, Alice (2018) and Avery (2021). She loves all things Taylor Swift and picking up new hobbies. Embroidery, reading, and sourdough are her go to, but she is willing to try just about anything. She has a background in early childhood education and has worked with children since 2018.


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