I’m sharing with you today a zero waste DIY tutorial. It may seem complicated to some, but it’s not. It is a way of life that consists in limiting waste by opting for responsible alternatives. A movement to be encouraged when we know that 324 million tons of waste are produced each year in France. There are simple ways to adopt in your daily life to reduce this very important figure and DIY is one of them 🙂 The tuto I propose today is not original, you must have seen it everywhere as a DIY addict 🙂 but it is important to get the message across. I propose you to try to remove the cottons from the bathroom garbage can by creating washable makeup remover pads, I decided to offer them to the women in my family in a pretty handmade pouch too 🙂 They in turn can encourage the use of washable pads 🙂
To make reusable makeup remover pads, you need:
- 13*13 printed cotton pieces, I chose these prints: yellow palms, pink scales, pink and gold pineapples and green palms you can also recycle pieces of cotton fabric that you have at home,
- white organic terry fabric,
- a sheet of cardboard to cut out a 13x13cm template,
- a sewing machine (but you can sew the wipes by hand).
To make the ribbon pouch, you need:
- printed cotton pieces, I chose these prints: yellow palms, pink scales, pink and gold pineapples and green palms,
- 50cm of cord,
- a safety pin,
- a sewing machine.
Let’s start with the DIY makeup remover pad:
#1 I first created a template on a 13x13cm square piece of cardstock.
#2 Using this template, trace and cut out 13x13cm squares in the printed and terry fabrics.
#3 Place a square of printed fabric and a square of terry cloth right sides together and pin them together.
#3 Sew at 1 cm from the edge of the two fabrics and leave an opening of 3 cm to be able to turn the wipe to the right side.
#4 Cutting out the corners.
#5 Overstitch the seams using the zig-zag stitch on the machine.
#6 Turn the wipe over through the opening left and bring out the corners. Iron.
Let’s continue with the DIY fabric pouch:
#1 Cut out a rectangle 50 cm wide and 25 cm high.
#2 Overstitch the sides and bottom of the rectangle using the zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine.
#3 Fold the fabric in half right sides together and place a pin as a marker 5 cm from each side.
#3 From the mark sew 1cm from the edge and stop at the mark on the other side of the rectangle.
#4 Form a triangle with the unsewn edges and sew them on the machine.
#5 Form the hem: from the top fold the fabric a first time 1cm and then another time 1cm. The hem should be 2cm all around.
#6 Stitch at the edge of the hem.
#7 Use a safety pin to thread the cord through the hem. Spread the gathers well.
The washable makeup remover pads are ready and will be offered in their matching pouch. Don’t hesitate to spread the word: let’s reduce waste to preserve our planet.
You won’t be able to do without the softness of organic terry cloth. To wash the wipes, just do it in the washing machine to remove all traces of makeup.
I hope you enjoyed this zero waste DIY.