Still lots of cotton yarn left over from various blankets so I decided to make something useful for my friend’s birthday recently.
These ‘scrubbies’ are to use instead of cotton pads to take off make-up with your usual products or use to apply foaming cleanser and wipe off with the pad soaked in warm water.
You can just throw them in the washing machine and re-use.
I experimented with a few ‘styles’ first.
This doubled up heavily textured one is my personal favourite
You can find the free pattern on Ravelry here
However, the ones most like a cotton wool pad in size are probably these so I decided to whip up five for a gift, using leftover cotton yarn.
Plus they fit most nicely into the printable packaging labels I found on line. I was going to give you the link but it says ‘not secure’ in the URL so didn’t want anybody loading any problems on to their devices. (Link to YouTube tute here though)
I think I’ll need to have quite a few in reserve before I can give up the disposable cotton pads completely but I’m working on it.
Of course I still have lots of scrap cotton yarn to use up.
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate , Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn(me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.