Eco-Friendly / Minimalism

Sewing: Reusable Cotton Rounds

If you remember from this post, I said that one small step I want to take to help the environment was to sew reusable cotton rounds. I use disposable ones to remove makeup and nail polish, and that’s a lot of waste.

Sewing reusable ones wasn’t that hard, either; I spent half an hour one afternoon cutting out the fabric, and an hour the next morning hand sewing them together.

I used soft fabric that I already had and wasn’t using for anything else (one second-hand and another from some old clothing of mine) and put a layer of fleece in the middle for extra squish.


To cut out the circles I used a candle, so you could use any glass jar or container to trace around the fabric. It doesn’t matter if they’re not cut out perfectly; after I’d hand sewn two pieces of fabric and one fleece together I trimmed the edge to make them even.


I feel good about how quick and easy they were to make, because it’s something I can just pull together when I need new ones and I’m using fabric I already have. (Also they’re the cutest things ever.) (Seriously, who doesn’t want a cotton round with a fried egg or avocado on it?)


Sarah xx

By Sarah

My name is Sarah and I’m a twenty three year old who loves Jesus first and foremost, finds joy in the simple things, and appreciates a good metaphor and oxford comma.

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6 replies on “Sewing: Reusable Cotton Rounds”

[…] Less shopping means less waste. No shopping, no plastic packaging. The products I bought online came with minimal wrapping; a layer or two of cardboard and no plastic. Since using hankies on a daily basis (I have enough hankies that I can use one a day and not run out for two weeks, yes boi) I rarely use tissues. My lack of rubbish every week is legitimately phenomenal. (This is also helped by my homemade reusable cotton rounds.) […]


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