Makeup Pad Tutorial

I never want to buy those little cotton squares (that you use to take your makeup off with),  so I end up using toilet paper. Well that...

I never want to buy those little cotton squares (that you use to take your makeup off with), 
so I end up using toilet paper.
Well that sucks because I always end up with tiny pieces of toilet paper on my face, 
and I have to get that off too.
I saw a tutorial on Pinterest and decided to make my own pads,
problem solved and money saved :)
All I have to do is throw them in the wash (in a bra bag) and they're clean!

(scroll to the very bottom for more in-depth directions)

Makeup Remover Pads

You can make as many as you want, but I chose to make 20 pads.

Supplies:
Two patterns of flannel (I used a green one and a dotted one)
Scissors 
Sewing Machine
Ruler 
Rotary Cutter

1. Cut strips of fabric 3 inches wide using a rotary cutter. Each strip should be about 40 inches long.
2. Cut the strips into 3x4 inch rectangles. Since I chose to make 20 pads, I needed 20 rectangles of the green and 40 of the dotted.
3. Next, sandwich the rectangles. I used the dotted for one side and the green for the outside, and then used a dotted rectangle in the middle. To do this, I put a dotted rectangle face up on the table, put the front the green rectangle facing that, and then put a dotted piece on the top (the top dotted piece can face either way, as it will be in the middle of the "sandwich" and not seen). Pin the three pieces together- one pin in the middle worked for me.
4. Now sew three sides together, about 1/4 inch from the edges. Doesn't really matter what three sides you sew, but you have to leave one open to be able to turn the pad right side out. I sewed the two longer sides and one shorter side.
5. After all of them are sewn on three sides, go ahead and cut off all of the extra thread and cut any extra fabric off the edges, and trim the corners.
6. Turn all of the pads right side out. Push out the corners with a capped pen if you need to.
7. Now you will fold in the un-sewn edges.
8. After all of the edges are folded in, sew the opening shut- and so it looks good- sew all the way around the other three edges as well.
9. Cut off all extra thread.

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10 comments

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    Cute tutorial!

    xoxo ♥ Shar
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  3. Wow you are impressive. I love this idea, but that's a lot of work, kudos!

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  4. You have a lovely blog site! Saw your name on my GFC followers list so I came by for a visit. Just joined on your GFC as well. Thanks!

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  5. Hey doll! Thanks so much for following!:) Following back! I absolutely adore your blog!

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  6. I'm a new follower of your lovely blog! So glad I dropped by.

    Happy Wednesday!

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  7. That is such a cool idea, I really need to make some!

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  8. Thanks! You should, they're super easy!

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