I am continually dust mopping my sewing room floor using a disposable refill style mop. I am trying hard, as we all are, to minimize my consumption and would like to stop discarding the mop refills. Venturing off the path of quilting here a bit today, I made myself a dust mop refill and wanted to share the tutorial with you all. This is so easy to make. It is washable and, best of all, shakeable like the old-fashioned mops. Here is a great way to recycle your old t-shirts and make a reusable mop pad. 2 for 1 for Mother Nature!
Fabric Requirement: 2 old t-shirts.
Time: 1 hour start to finish.
Cut 2 pieces of t-shirt 10" x 13".
You can use a refill as a guide if you have one,
cutting your fabric 1" larger all the way around.
Cut 6 pieces of t-shirt 13" x 13".
Sew the 2 - 10" x 13" pieces together, leaving an opening for turning.
This makes the base of the mop pad.
Note: My base incorporated a fold, saving a seam on one side.
Turn the base right-side-out and top stitch the opening shut.
Layer your 6 pieces of 13" x 13" t-shirting and
center them on the mop base on the 10" side.
Sew a seam down the center of the mop pad.
Next, fold your 6 layers on each side of the center-line creating a "speed-bump".
Sew a line next to the bump on each side of your center stitching.
Bottom view after the 3 stitching lines are complete.
Clip the 6 layers of the mop top,
being careful not to clip through the mop base.
Cut through the speed-bumps and clip.
Here it is, bottom and top!