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How to Make Dryer Sheets

Updated on September 17, 2012

Dryer Sheet


Dryer Sheets

Since I started making my own laundry detergent I haven't had the need for some leftover fabric softener that I bought on sale with a coupon a few months ago. I was looking for ways to use this, waste not want not. I thought about the fact that I was almost out of dryer sheets.

I did some research and came up with this great way to make homemade dryer sheet to solve two problems at once.

Make a Dryer Sheet

hang to dry
hang to dry | Source
use over and over again
use over and over again | Source

Needed Items for Dryer Sheet

I am really only making on sheet that I will reuse many, many times.

Items needed

  • microfiber washcloth or a thick, absorbent one
  • fabric softener
  • a bowl
  • pants hanger

How to make Dryer Sheet

In a bowl pour about a half cup of fabric softener. Place the washcloth into the bowl and soak up the fabric softener until the entire surface is covered with the liquid. You may need to add more softener to the bowl. Hang the washcloth using the pants hanger to dry.

I had to let mine dry for two days, the first day I loosely hung a plastic bag around it so that it wouldn't drip. The second day I took the bag off and just let it finish drying.

Once it is completely dry it was ready for use. I put it in the dryer with a load of wet clothing. I have used it for over 15 loads so far and it seems to be doing its job wonderfully.


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    • kthix10 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from IL

      I made two of them so that I could rotate when I couldn't find one immediately in load that I removed from the dryer. I am averaging about 25 loads per cloth.

    • TNSabrina profile image


      5 years ago

      Wow, 15 loads is awesome! I am going to try this! I'm always looking for ways to save money, and I love Downy fabric softener, but it expensive. If I can reuse, then it will be worth buying. Thanks!

    • HS01 profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Homemade dryer sheets are even better than store purchased in my opinion. And if there is a great sale on fabric softener it makes the homemade dryer clothes cost little to make. It's a great green choice.


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