The towel works great, whether it is used dry or with a cleaning product. Best of all, your cleaning doesn’t hurt the environment by tossing individually used cloths in the trash after each cleaning session.

1. Dry Cloth Towel Swiffer CoverTime: 20 minutes
• An old towel (any size will do)
• One foot of ribbon

1. Loosely trace the shape of the Swiffer so there is about a half of an inch on the shorter ends and an inch to an inch and a half on the longer sides.
2. Cut the rectangle out of the towel.
3. Sew all of the sides.
4. Cut your ribbon into three-inch strips, you will have four pieces of ribbon.
5. If you are using a swifter, you can use the cloth holders as a marker for where to sew the pieces of ribbon. Sew a ribbon strip to the edge of towel on the longer side of the rectangle.
6. Repeat step five to the remaining three sides.



2. Use a Microfiber Cloth.   A really easy way of covering a Swiffer for all you no-sew folks (like me).  Simply wrap a microfiber cleaning cloth around the swiffer and tuck the edges into the "grabbers".  Most cloths will be wider than the swiffer, however, you can simply fold over the edges a couple times to get to the right size. The microfiber cloths do a good job of picking up the dust, hair, etc.  After cleaning the floors, pick off the bigger clumps of gunk and throw the cloth in the washing machine.


Eco-Friendly Go Green Swiffer Reversible Cover
3 & 4. Knit or Crochet a Swiffer Cover.  You will laugh out loud when you read the link below to another blogger's story of comparing two of the popular knit patterns for swiffer covers.  When I was done laughing I got busy knitting and then gave my knit swiffer cover a try.  I liked it and will almost certainly be making a few more.  These covers too can easily be washed in the washing machine after picking off the bigger clumps of gunk.Swiffer Showdown with two knit patterns     Crochet Swiffer Shrug


4. Fleece Swiffer Cover.   This link does not include a pattern, however the picture shows how easy it would be to cut a piece of fleece and sew the edges to fit over a swiffer.  Check it out and be inspired. Example of Sewn Fleece Swiffer Cover

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5. This is my favorite- a cover made of a chenille sock and an old T-shirt. Click here for the tutorial. (and make me one!)

6. Throw a Sock On It!  Another "no-sew" option for folks who don't knit, crochet, sew, or even have a microfiber cloth hanging around the house, here's your inspiration.  Find a tube sock and you too can make your own swiffer cover!