Wednesday, February 15, 2012
It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday!
For a while now, i've been wanting to find a solution to a simple household problem. Where do we wipe our wet mouths after brushing our teeth? Wiping your mouth on a hand towel is unsanitary, no matter how well you've rinsed your mouth. Wiping your mouth on your bath towel is a little better, but probably unsanitary as well. My son & husband wipe their mouths on tissues, but that seems so wasteful! Then, I thought "I can make something!", and asked my husband if he would use them. He was totally on board with it! I figured flannel would be a good material, so I kept my eyes peeled at the thrift store, and though I couldn't find a good flannel sheet, I found these pajama bottoms. I just love the cute owl print!
They were washed, but but had no wear to them, and had lots of fabric! I cut out 5" squares (so they ended up 4"), made seams, and sewed twice, so they will last many washings.
I was able to get 46 squares out of the material. That will last us over a week (2 each x 3 of us = 6 used per day), so we will not run out of them in between washes. I've made 23 so far, and have quite a few to go. I don't mind though... they are kind of fun to make. These would have come in handy when my son was a toddler, as after snack face wipers!
So, what do you wipe your mouth on?