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I know that there are probably a million DIY blog posts regarding facial wipes, but I can't help to add my own DIY post into the mix because seriously.... these are incredible!
I don't generally wear makeup, so I didn't create these as a makeup remover (though they are great for that!). I actually created my set of facial wipes to apply oil to my face. I know that sounds super weird, but after reading Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore, I picked out one of her moisturizing recipes made from oils and I have to say, it totally works for me! My skin is soooo happy! It was super thirsty in a way I hadn't realized. Plus, the recipe does double as a makeup cleanser!
However, putting the oil on my face with my hands wasn't the cleanest. It felt messy and left my hands very oily which is never good when you work with fabrics on the daily.
- One 3.5 x 3.5" (8.9 x 8.9 cm) square of woven fabric (linen or cotton work beautifully!)
- One 3.5 x 3.5" (8.9 x 8.9 cm) square of fuzzy textured fabric (french terry, fleece, etc. I used fabric samples sent with my last order from Nature's Fabrics as well as scrap jersey fleece from Simplifi Fabrics!)
- Fabric Scissors
- Sewing Machine (Threaded with matching threads)
- Small screw driver, point turner, or chopstick
- Coffee or Tea for added comfort!
Let's Get Started!
Once everything is cut out, we can get right in to assembling our facial wipes!
Place your fuzzy fabric piece in front of you with the fuzzy side facing up (not down like I accidentally did! I mean, it works just fine, but it's not as soft against the skin).
Next, place your main fabric on top of the fuzzy fabric, this time making sure that the wrong side is facing you.
Pin your pieces together (if you want) & sew around the outer edges of your facial wipe using a 1/2" (1.3 cm) seam allowance. Make sure you leave ~1" (2.5 cm) opening along one of the short ends of your wipe, that way you can turn it out later.
I like to reinforce my corners with a few back stitches so that it doesn't tear later on after clipping the corners.
Clip your corners.
Turn your little square right side out.
If you'd like extra sharp corners, feel free to use a point turner, small screw driver, or even a chopstick to get into those corners to push them out!
Feel free to give your facial wipe a nice press with your iron! Once finished, pin it's opening closed.
You can now sew this opening closed by sewing a topstitch all around your entire face wipe- it gives it a nice finish as well!
And voila! You are done! Feel free to repeat this process for as many face wipes as you might like! I currently have 10 and each one can be used twice (morning & evening moisturizing) before it needs to be washed. I keep a cute container near my sink to toss the dirty wipes in to and I plan to wash them in warm water by hand once I have used them all, but I am sure they can be tossed in the laundry too!
If you have made your own, I'd love to see them! Feel free to tag me in your makes on IG @untitledthoughts, or comment below on your own experience sewing up some facial wipes for yourself :)
Oh, and if you don't feel like sewing your own (I totally get it!) I've included a few for sale on my site in my new Zero Waste section as well- feel free to check that out if you'd rather purchase them pre-made!