Got Scraps? Maybe a random charm pack lying around?
Great, Here is a plan. Face Fluffs!!
What is a Face Fluff you ask? Well it is a alternative to that harsh wash cloth you wash your face with. With all the sensitive teen and preteen complexions we have around here they are a perfect fit!!
They are so soft and scrumptious ......we will never go back to the old wash cloth.
What to make some?
First you are going to need some fabric scraps. I cut 6 inch squares. But 5 inch charms will work also.
Then you will need some cotton batting ....like Warm and Natural. Again, cut in squares, the size of your fabric. Here is the only special fabric you will need. cotton knit sherpa. I have a few yards lying around from my diaper making days. (Finally found a great reason to use it up). You can buy it at Nature's fabric , DiaperFab , Diaper Cuts and there is always listings on Ebay and Etsy.
I love sherpa!!! It is sooooooo soft!!
You can also use soft cotton interlock or stretch terry. I used it before, it is not as soft....But still works well. The knit is important because it stretches in the wash and releases stains and dirt better than woven. Whatever you use....cut it in squares also.
Okay, Everything cut in squares???
You are going to lay down a layer of batting, then a square of sherpa/interlock soft side up. Then your pretty fabric , pretty side facing down toward the fluffy side of your sherpa/interlock.
Very Important. Sandwich your knit between the woven and the batting!!!
That way it won't get stretched out of shape while you sew.
Sew a seam all around the edge. Leaving an 1 1/2 inches un-sewn for turning inside out. Make sure you turn just between the woven and the knit. Leaving the batting in the middle.
Sew up a bunch ...because you will love them :)
You can sew all around the edge to close the opening and finish the square. On some I did this.....and on others I just sewed the hole shut. I think by just closing the hole makes it looks puffier.....I think it's a preference.
I sewed a little detail on each of fabrics to make it quilty soft and pretty.
This also keeps the batting from shifting in the wash. You can sew just an x or straight lines.
Here is one done by just closing the opening. A little puffier look.
Doesn't that Sherpa look scrumptious ??
All the pretties..........
This is a basket full of Fluffs!!
I am putting this one by the girls sink. Enough for a whole week of super soft skin cleansing. I also am hanging a lingerie/laundry bag on the doorknob of their bathroom.They can just toss in the dirties. So, on laundry day I can grab the bag. Toss it in the sink, give it a soak. A little vinegar in the soak will get rid of any icky. Then in the wash.
I don't even have to fold them...Just stack and stuff in the basket.
If you want to use little scraps and get really creative.... you could make little 6 inch quilt blocks , string blocks would be cute.
I think a stack of these for a preteen girlie would be a nice gift. With a drawstring bag and a bottle of gentle face wash. She would be getting a great gift that will promote good daily habits...... And they are Pretty!!!
They also make excellent baby wash clothes. Teacher gift??? I can think of a hundred ways to gift them.
Don't want to sew some.....
That's okay. I will list some on my Etsy Shop for ya !!!
If they are not listed shoot me a email. I sew to please :)