Swiffer duster cha ching
August 28, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
I’ll admit the hand held Swiffer duster is a handy little thing. However, the cost of a box of 2 new heads, in our neck of the woods, runs about $5.79. Now I know there are people making new heads. So…I got to thinking, which is always a dangerous past time for me. In my office I have a crafting area, and under the desk on that side of the room is a tub. This tub, is filled with old clothing & fabrics. After some digging I found a few old sweat shirts and grabbed the scissors. Here is what I came up with.
First I cut the arms of the sweat shirt off so I could work with them. Next I cut 4 layers into squares. Then drew a rough narrow rectangle about 1 & 1/2 inches wide. On the sewing machine I sewed the outline and then stitched down the middle. The Swiffer prongs slide right in the ends.
Step 2 was to go all the way around the outside, and cut with scissors in toward the stitching. Be careful not to cut too far and cut into the stitching.
Step 3 is to slide the Swiffer into the pockets for the prongs, shake to fluff and dust until your heart is content. I am really enjoying that I have saved myself hundreds of dollars. At $5.79 for 2, which you toss in the trash when you are done, mine were made from an old sweat shirt someone grew out of and are washable! Oh yeah, I may be cheap but I am also not spending my money on Swiffer heads. Are you?