How to  Make Cloth Wipes or Napkins

Top benefits to cloth wipes:

– Reusable  - Better for the environment – Budget-friendly – Super absorbent – Can be made in different sizes

– Flannel – No Sew: Pinking shears – Sewing supplies

Supplies to Make Cloth Wipes


– Serger or sewing machine

How to Make Cloth Wipes with a Serger

Take your two flannel squares, face them wrong sides together, then just serge around the edges. I prefer doing a rounded edge. 

How to Make Cloth Wipes with a Sewing Machine

Cut two squares of flannel per wipe. Use a straight edge ruler and a rotary cutter to do this faster.

Sew Pieces Together

Face two pieces of flannel right sides together. Sew around, leaving a small area to turn.

Top stitch

Turn the wipe right sides out. Iron. Top stitch.

I love giving cloth wipes or napkins for baby showers!  They’re also great to keep on the bathroom counter for kids to dry their hands after washing or to wash their faces.

Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on  She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.