Mr Zen loves his Swiffer when he is dusting, because it can reach under things and get into awkward places without having to move a whole lot of objects. And I love it when Mr Zen dusts!
But I was a bit concerned by the waste produced by these ‘refillable’ dusters, and I wanted to make something that had less of an environmental impact.
So I decided to make my own Swiffer covers, which can be easily put in the wash when they get dirty.
Here's how to make them.
Layer your fabrics six times (I used an old t-shirt)
Measure 4.5 x 8 inches rectangle and cut.
Using a fabric marker draw lines 1.5, 2.2.5, 3 inches (one middle line and three quarters of an inch either side)
4. Sew along these lines, leaving an inch space from the base (this helps the cloth fit snuggly on the Swiffer frame)
5. Cut fringe along both side edges. I cut mine about 1/2 inch widths.
Et voila! A reusable Swiffer duster.