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Tutorial: Cotton Rounds

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Sunday was a huge sewing day – 4 projects finished. Cool!

This was my first on Sunday morning, with a cup of tea. Cotton rounds aren’t too expensive at the drug store, but they are wasteful. This tutorial makes use of what’s in your scrap box and gives you an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cotton rounds.

What You Need

  • ruler
  • piece of paper
  • pen
  • cotton scraps (flannel, terry cloth, diaper cloth)
  • fabric scraps
  • matching thread
  • fabric scissors
  • sewing machine

First – decided on the size. I picked 2.5 inches wide. In order to make my circle, I measured 1.25 inches out from a centre point in various directions – then cut it out – thus, a circle. Then, I cut out some scraps that measured a bit larger than 2.5 inches.

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Pin the ‘pattern’ if you can call it that, to the scraps and cut out 2.5 inch circles.

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Topstitch, as close to the edge as you can, wrong sides together. In my case, the black fabric is quite slick – that’s the ‘good-looking’ side – the cotton side is left over cotton flannel from an earlier project. The cotton is what I’ll use against my face – it’s the soft side!

My stitching isn’t perfect, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Go slowly and you’ll be fine!

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Now – trim up the sides. Use your sharp fabric scissors and clip as close to the topstitching as possible without trimming the thread.

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And there you have it – a stack of eco-friendly, reusable cotton rounds. I made 8 – the perfect size for any little gift.

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Use to take off makeup or to apply toner.

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Make some to match your bathroom or simply use scraps, like I did!

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Happy sewing.

Stay tuned for other sewing projects this week!

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