Save money, the landfill and your face: DIY reusable makeup remover pads

I’m always looking for additional ways to be green.  I decided in 2016 I would work on specifically reducing the amount of disposable care/home products I use.  For example things like cotton balls, paper towels, and MAKEUP REMOVER PADS!  Why am I yelling MAKEUP REMOVER PADS you ask?  Because today I’m going to show you how to save money, the landfill and your face by DIYing your own reusable makeup remover pads.
Start by gathering your materials.

  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • scissors and rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • fabric of your choice for both sides (I used fleece and a towel) and batting

Once you have all of your supplies together, its time to start cutting your fabric. For each reusable makeup remover pad, you will need 3 pieces of fabric that are all the same size of 3 inches each.
Tip: If you’re using a cutting mat, the measuring is easy and fast since each box is an inch.

Once you have all your fabric cut, prep them to be sewn.  Layer the two outside pieces wrong sides out, then add on a piece of batting. Then, sew three sides together.

Once you have the three sides sewn, flip it inside out.

Then, sew the last side together.

I store them all in a glass jar in my linnen closet- easy to access right when I need them.  They are so soft on my face and the makeup remover works like a charm on them.  For cleaning, I put them all in a mesh bag and throw them right in the laundry.  They are a great alternative to throw away options and were fun to make!

Questions? Just ask!

And, as always.  Remember to reclaim, reuse and upcycle!

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