After cloth diapering for 2 months, I finally decided it was also silly to buy and throw away wipes. So instead of buying pieces of square cloth for $2 a pop to wipe my kid’s bum, I decided to sew my own cotton flannel wipes.
There is really nothing to it. Just buy a couple yards of 100% cotton flannel in whatever color you love, cut some squares and either serge the edges or do a zigzag stitch over a straight stitch for extra strength when those wipes go through the laundry.
I paid just under $3 a yard for my cotton flannel and probably used $1 of thread to serge them. For $4 I made 38 wipes, and saved at least $38 by not buying them pre-made. Plus now I get to save $20 for each month my child is in diapers by not buying wipes. That’s a whopping $240 per year!