Sew a Reusable Dusting Cloth for a Floor Sweeper

How to Make a Reusable Cloth for a Dry Floor Sweeper

If you’re like me (and maybe everyone else!), you use one of the name-brand floor sweepers to keep your floor dust and dirt free in between regular moppings. You also know how expensive those cloths can be for that handy sweeper. Let me show you how to make a reusable cloth for a dry floor sweeper that is washable, as well as inexpensive! The cloth can be used for dry-mopping or for wet-mopping by spraying it with a bit of household cleaner!

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Materials:

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Coordinating thread
  • 2 pieces of hook & loop tape, 3″ each
  • Scissors & Pins

The microfiber cloths I am using measure 11″ x 12″. (Cut the cloth to 11″ x 12″, if necessary!) With the 12″ edge as the width, fold a 1-1/4″ hem on one edge and pin in place. Turn the cloth so that the right side is facing up and pin a piece of hook and loop tape to each end locating the tape 1/2″ in from the edge. Stitch the tape in place.

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Fold the opposite edge over by 1-1/4″ and stitch the other half of the hook and loop tape to the wrong side of the cloth positioning the pieces 1/2″ in from the edge.

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With the wrong side of the cloth facing up, fold up the edge with the tape on the right side by 2″ to form a pocket. Sew a 1/2″ seam at the sides.

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Place the head of the sweeper in the pocket and fold the opposite edge over the other end of the sweeper securing the hook and loop tape.

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Voila! A super-easy, inexpensive, and totally washable cloth to help make floor dusting a whole lot easier! The cloths are usually available at one dollar store in a two-pack while other dollar stores carry them in a five-pack which makes this a super economical project. Have any questions on how to make a reusable cloth for a dry floor sweeper? Leave a comment below!

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