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Adventures in sewing - Making my own Swiffer Duster Refills
I love to use Swiffer Dusters in my home. With that being said I take issue with the short life span the duster refills have and that you have to purchase refills often. I have been trying to find a more inexpensive and longer use alternative. I have multiple dusters in my home as I do not use the same one in the washroom as the rest of the home. My job has taught me a lot on cross contamination - I work for a cleaning company doing administrative work.
I did a search on the internet and found that you can make your own. I found a fantastic, easy tutorial with directions and pictures of each step. Here is the rub - I had never sewn before. I found that this to be intriguing and a simple project to do. So I went out and bought materials to do the project. I made two by hand and then proceeded to use a sewing machine. My sister-in-law, Laura has a sewing machine and she has lent it to me for the time being.
Laura gave me a quick lesson on the basics of using a sewing machine.
I cut a square yard of material so that I could just zip thru the sewing. I found that there is multiple swiffer duster handles. Each one takes a different stitching to hold it in place.
Link to Duster Refill Tutorial
As I have now made about 3 Duster Rills to fit 1 handle and spent about 15 hours on cutting and sewing I am getting quicker. I am looking into purchasing 6" pre cut flannel squares. My cutting is not straight and it takes forever.
The adventure continues...