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Product Spotlight - Reusable Make Up Wipes

Make Up Wipes. The first reusable things I ever made and still one of the best sellers in my shop. Why did I start making them? Because they are easy! You need two ingredients - cotton and cotton or bamboo towelling - and you need to cut them into squares. That's it!

It's a fabulous way to use up scraps and old clothes and towels. You don't even need a sewing machine - a needle and thread would do just as well. We haven't used disposable wipes in 3 years, if not more - the pandemic has made me lose track of time!

Not only are they easy to make, they are easy to look after. You can just pop them in the washing machine with other things at 30 - 40oC and hang them on the line to dry. Just remember to put them in a wash bag because I got one stuck in the washing machine filter and it cost me £70 to get the machine repaired!

Why use them? Disposable wipes are the cause of so much trouble. 11 billion of them are used each year and to make matters worse, they often get flushed down the toilet and end up as the main component in fatbergs. Seriously when I read that I really did gag!

When I was doing my research for the Sew Your Own Reusables - Make Up Wipes Kits I also realised just how much money you can save by using them. Here's what I wrote in the listings:

"On average, a pack of 50 disposable face wipes costs around £2-4, if you use one a day, over the course of a year you will need over 7 packs at a cost of £14-28. Investing in reusables means saving money in the long run. A set of 8 wipes costs £12 in this kit, including instructions, and a refill is £8.50, making £20.50 to make a set of 16 that you can wash over and over again."

Basically you save money in the long run.

It's hard to change, but this is seriously one of the easiest ways to start the process. I want you to start making the change and help you on your journey to a more reusable life. I can make them for you, but I also want you to step out of that comfort zone and consider making them yourself. The kit has all the fabric you need, the instructions printed out and I even have a YouTube video of me making them so you can sew along. If I can get just one person to dust off their sewing machine or even get it out of the box, and sew some wipes, I'll be ticking off a huge goal.

To make it even easier, you can even download a PDF version of the instructions and print them out at home at midnight if you like! What's stopping you?

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