DIY Zero-Waste Reusable Sponges FREE Sewing Tutorial

DIY Zero-Waste Reusable Sponges FREE Sewing Tutorial

If transforming your home into a more eco-friendly place is important to you, then this zero-waste reusable sponge a good alternative to those traditional throw-away plastic dish sponges. Made from small scraps of fabric and a mesh fruit bag that would've otherwise been thrown away, this project will also use up some remnants from past projects. Choose colors and patterns to brighten up your kitchen and make washing dishes fun again. When you're finished scrubbing, just toss it in your washing machine with some towels and dry it on low heat. It's the sponge that keeps on giving.

What you'll need:

  • Mesh fruit bag (or tulle fabric)
  • 2 pieces of 4 1/2-inch x 6-inch cotton fabric
  • 2 to 4 pieces of 4 1/2-inch x 6-inch cotton batting
  • Sharp scissors
  • Straight pins

You might want to check this Cone Pot Holder FREE Sewing Pattern.

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Great idea. I love recycling! I have noted batting tends to get mildew spots in areas with higher humidity. Would microwaving the sponges keep mildew under control? Thanks for all your patterns!!


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Hi Leslie, seems like that site is back online now. Why don’t you give it another try.