This DIY reusable kitchen sponge is so handy! You can make them in colors and designs that you like to coordinate with your kitchen and when they are soiled, simply toss them in the washing machine with a load of towels.
This is a simple beginner sewing project that can be completed in under half an hour. These sponges are a great addition to a wedding shower gift too.
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DIY Reusable Kitchen Sponge
Skill Level: Beginner
Approximate time to complete: 15-20 minutes
Approximate cost to make: $0.91 per sponge (each ¼ yard can make 3 sponges)
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- ¼ yard mesh fabric
- ¼ yard cotton fabric
- ¼ yard cotton batting
- Sewing Machine
- Matching thread
- Fabric marking pen
- Sewing pins or clips
- Turning tool
- Cutting mat and ruler, measuring tape or ruler
Cut (2) 4 ½” x 6” pieces from your cotton fabric and mesh fabric. For the cotton batting, cut 2-4 pieces, depending on how thick you want your sponge to be.
On your flat work surface, layer your pieces as follows: one piece of cotton right side up, the two pieces of mesh next, the other piece of cotton right side facing down and the cotton batting on top. Pin or clip the layers together.
Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew all the layers together, leaving a 3-4” gap for turning on one of the long sides. Clip the corners to remove bulk, being careful not to clip through the stitching.
Using your turning tool, turn right side out between the mesh layers and push out the corners. Tuck in the raw edges of the opening and pin or clip closed.
Topstitch around the entire sponge. Next, topstitch around the sponge again 1/4-inch to the left from the first topstitch line.
When your sponge is dirty, toss in the washing machine with a load of towels and dry on low.