Making a new rag Mop
September 25, 2012 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
Living in an old big elementary school I use rag mops to clean the tile and I have a lot of tile. Also, I go through a lot of rag mops and I am tired of them falling apart when I send them through the washing machine. Today I decided to make my own with some left over sweat shirt sleeves from another project.
First I gathered all the shirt sleeves. The amount you will need is going to depend on how full you wish your mop head to be.
Now you cut the cuff & the seams out leaving you with a flat panel to work with.
Next you want to fold over an end and tack it down. This will leave you a loop to string the mop up.
The loop will be filled with a string or recycled heavy fabric such as jean. My piece are a continuous strand because there is no reason to cut them between stitching and I am lazy.
Once you have a loop sewn in each piece, string them together. I was able to re-purpose a macrame plant hanger but you can use rope, jean or several other things.
Take the ends of your rope or the material you used to thread the rag pieces and tie them together with a good knot. You should now have a funky hula skirt.
The best mop handle to use is wood & I have several headless mop handles in a janitor closet. Macgyver drilled a hole and put a long nail through the handle. The nail should hang out from both sides of the handle.
Flip your brand new re-purposed sweat shirt mop over and enjoy!