These homemade dust cloths can be whipped up in minutes, and used over and over on your electronic screens, while still looking pretty.
Now that the $100 Room Challenge is over I am determined to keep my office organized and clean. In addition to trash, I had a ton of dirt and dust accumulation. I was forever dusting and vacuuming during the makeover. And, while I was organizing all of my fabric, I came across some beautiful charm packs, (sample sized, coordinated fabrics for quilting.) I really liked this one set of 6-inch squares, and thought they would be a good size for cleaning. I decided to make homemade dust cloths that were pretty as well as functional.
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- Fabric – (I used 6 inch quilting squares, but you can make them any size you like)
- White cotton undershirts
- Coordinating thread
Next you can either use a zigzag stitch around all four sides, to sew the two fabrics together. Alternatively, you could sew a straight stitch all around, leaving a couple of inches open on one side. Then turn the fabric inside out. Press, turn the opening under, and top stitch close to the edge on all sides. You can see the difference in the photo above. The first one is the top stitch process, and the others are simply sewn together with a zigzag stitch.
I liked the way the zigzag stitch looked, using a colorful thread, and it was easier to make.
Homemade Dust Cloths
Now they are hanging on the wall in front of my desk for easy access.
You could take it one step further by adding a grommet in the corner. That way you could hang them separately on a hook. As you can see, I have them all held together with a binder clip, so I have to separate them first before using one. I may add grommets yet.
Of course these are washable and can be used over and over again.
It’s an easy way to create something nice and useful for the home, and a good way to use up some extra fabric from your stash.