Minimising my waste has been a big goal of mine for the past few years. Although our household isn’t 100% zero-waste, we are gradually moving towards sustainable consumption. Making a change often starts with something small and eventually, you start to see reusable, sustainable alternatives in your everyday life. Here’s one way to start the switch…
THH Difficulty Level:
What you’ll need:
– old fabric from towels, t-shirts (cotton and linen fabrics work much better than synthetics)
– stencil of a circle (if preferred, you can also cut the fabric in squares. I used circles so that I could place them in a jam jar)
– sewing machine or needle and thread
– glass jar to store your pads
- Get all your items ready.
- Stencil your rounds on the fabric then cut the circles.
- Using the sewing machine, join three pieces of clothe together and stitch around to secure the pad.
- Cut the around the stitches to create a pad. Repeat as desired.
- Before you start using them, give them a quick wash and dry.
- How to use – I’ve immersed some in hemp seed oil, witch hazel and rice water to create my make-up wipes, I keep another batch in the fridge as toner wipes and another jar full of them in the bathroom. Once they are used, rinse them and collect them in a little bag to wash and re-use.