Flat mops and how to make new washable Heads
September 16, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
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The new flat mop washable heads are pretty darn easy to make. Last week when I posted how to make the swiffer dust heads seen here https://crystalrayneauthor.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/swiffer-duster-cha-ching/
I received a few question about how to make flat mop head pads. Today is your lucky day if you have ever been curious.
Here is the mop I have, but the steps are pretty much the same with most flat headed mops.
In my old worn out clothing bin, I dug out a sweat shirt sleeve. Place your mop head on the fabric, I suggest a double layer, and trace with a marker. Now you are going to want at least a 1/4in. above the head and below for a seam allowance. At both ends make them 2.5 to 3inches longer than your head.
Once you trace the head outline and leave the extra allowances, cut your pattern out. Sew around the entire outside edge. This is the under side of mine, don’t worry I am not missing steps.
So the outside edges are sewn, now what? Take your extra allowance at each of the ends and fold them inward. You are going to use the outline of your mop head as your center point crease. Essentially you are making a pocket on each end of your fabric. Sew those down now that they are folded over so you have both pockets.
Grab your mop and slide it on starting with one end of the mop and stretching the other end of your new pad over the head. Poof your done. Roughly 15 minutes from start to finish and a great way to save money, as well as, recycling some old sweat shirts.