Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Green" Floor Duster Cover

“Green” isn’t something that just showed up, if you are old enough, you have lived it all your life, we just didn’t call it “green” back then. We put in new laminate floors this last August. How to take care of them has been an adventure. We bought a swiffer floor duster for the handle. I now use it for damp mopping the laminate and for dusting the floor. I made the damp mop covers out of microfiber cloth and now I have created reusable duster covers using fleece. Again, if you don't want to or can't make your own, go HERE to an Etsy shop to buy them.  Hurray! Let’s go. 
 Supplies: ( I was so busy creating, I forgot this picture, sorry.)
Swiffer dust mop handle
Anti pill fleece
Sewing machine
Sewing scissors
Paper scissors
First on paper trace the head of the swifter dust mop. Then trace around the head tracing 1 inch all the way around. Using paper scissors, cut out your pattern.
Using the marker, trace around the pattern onto the fleece.
Fold the fleece 3 layers thick and cut out 3 layers, all at the same time.
Set up you sewing machine. With 2 of the layers together, sew the 2 layers together with lines 1 inch apart (5 lines). Trim all your threads to make it neat.
Put the 3rd layer on top of the 2 (sewn together layers) and sew ¾ of an inch in from the edge. 
Fold the pattern in half, length wise and with the marker, make a line down the center of the top piece of fleece.
Use the sewing scissors to cut down this center line, stopping before the sewing line at each end. Slip the cover on to the mop head and push the fleece into the places that hold the fabric. It fits! Hurray!
Remove it from the mop head. Turn it over and using your sewing scissors, cut the (now) top layer of fleece half way between each of the 1 inch sewing lines.
Again, using the sewing scissors, snip little snips through the edges of the mop head, to the sewing line, (don’t cut through the sewing line) about 1 inch apart. Then make little 1 inch a part snips, down the rows you cut the length of the mop head. You have lots of little surfaces to help pick up dust.
It looks like it should work. Let’s try it. 
It works! (You can tell I needed this!)  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Thanks for the great tutorial. Heading off to my sewing room now.