I felt like I could no longer use the disposable cotton pads. Just using them and throwing them away seamed like such a waste. I started using a wash cloth instead but it was so harsh around my eyes. I knew I needed something more delicate, but where to begin? I read a bit, and found a couple of different materials people use. I had no idea what I should use. I did and easy solution. I made three different kinds, all with terry cloth backing. I made two sets of the following: micro-fleece, flannel and cotton.
I kept one set of three for myself and one set of three I gave to my sister. We both agree – micro fleece was the best of the three above. The flannel just became a bit rough when it got wet.
The DIY part is really simple. Cut out two pieces of fabric. Lay them right side together and sew around, leaving an opening of about 2 cm. Cut the corners and put it inside out. Then sew around the edges and voila. Ready to use!
What do you use when it comes to makeup remover pads? If you are still using disposable ones – why have you not made the switch? I am interested to know!
What a great idea. I love these. Pinned
Holly T. says
I saw other makeup remover pads use minky and terry cloth. Is micro fleece better for the eyes than the minky? I want to sew this for xmas gift for my sister who loves make up.
I think minky and micro fleece is quite similar, but I was unable to find minky in the stores where I live
Susan Sorrells says
Thinking of making these as gifts at a ladies retreat. Love the idea. Any special washing instructions?
I would make each pad with smooth fine material on one side, for the eyes, and terry cloth on the other, for the rest of the face. I don’t wear foundation and stuff, so one pad would be enough for all the face.
Mary W. says
I made mine with fleece and flannel. I have a mess bag and throw them in with weekly laundry. I love them.
Melinda Smith says
These look so soft, thanks for sharing. ♥♥