Sunday, November 18, 2012

DIY Steam Mop rags


It's hard to tell from these pictures, but our white towels at nearly 10 years of age are starting to have holes and are raw and raveling at the edges.  

I've already once re-hemmed them, so its more than time for their "next hurrah."

I purchased steam mop covers at wal-mart at 19.98 for two, thinking somehow that was a good price.  Hubby quickly pointed out that they could be had at 4 for 19.98 online.

So I had to pull-out the sewing machine and one-up him right???

It was as simple as cutting around the outline of the old one adding about 1/4 inch for seam allowance on each side.  They used velcro as the fasteners on top.

I went all redneck and just pulled out the safety pins.  I'm not about to go spending $5 or more on velcro when I'm proving a point  saving money!

Turns out our old towels' texture does a lot more for cleaning than the store bought ones.  If you've got a Shark Steam Mop and you need refills...don't look past your old towel closet!


  1. Thank you! Every time I use my steam mop I think about needing to buy new covers and not wanting to spend the money- hoping to get just one more use... I'll start on this today!

  2. Thats a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  3. Nifty, I'm your newest follower from Marvelous Monday, would love it if you could come by and follow back?

  4. This is awesome! I've always wanted a steam mop but had major issues with that particular expense. I think I have no excuses now.

  5. Excellent one-up manship. Love that you pulled out all the stops with the safety pins. :)

  6. I need some of these. Great tutorial! Glad you linked up at "I Gotta Try That" Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. What a great idea, Bobi! I've pinned this for future reference - one day I really REALLY want to get a Shark Steam Mop. I don't know why I haven't done it yet.

    Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! I'd like to invite you to my new blog hop - Grow Your Blog Hop. This party is all about networking and growing your blog. I hope to see you there. It starts at midnight tonight!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  8. I have been wanting to make new ones because the purchased ones never seem to fit exactly right. After washing they are too tight and I can never get them to Velcro closed to stay on. I am going to start using old towels.


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