Reusable Swiffer Dusters

This is something I have been wanting to make for ages. I am sure everyone is well aware of how expensive it can be to replace the dusters on a Swiffer duster… and even worse is that we are spending the money on something we are going to throw out after one use!

It just makes sense to try to make your own. I bought a fleece blanket from the Dollar store to make these. It cost me $3 for the fleece blanket and I will be able to get at least 8 duster refills out of the blanket. A sight better than the cost of a box of refills AND I will be able to wash and reuse them, over and over!


To make the Swiffer refill I made a pattern using a roll of painter’s tape and my ruler. Definitely not high tech lol!

I laid the end of the Swiffer duster on top of the fleece and laid out where the roll of tape I was using should be to form the half circle top of the duster.

I used a Sharpie marker to trace the half circle and the straight lines I used my ruler for, forming my pattern. I cut out 6 pieces to form the duster.

Once cut, I laid the Swiffer handle over the pattern and placed pins to mark where I was going to sew for the handle to fit inside the duster refill.

I sewed along the lines marked by the pins to make the opening for the handle.

And then cut all around and close to the stitching, about 3/4 inch “tabs” to finish the duster.

Now it’s ready to use next time I need the duster. Not that I look forward to cleaning anytime soon… but it’s nice knowing that I will never Run out of duster refills since I can wash and reuse these ones!

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