Sewing Machine Used
Step 1: Cut out your makeup remover pads
First, I used a round shape to decide what size remover pad I wanted. Then I used a pen to mark the shape onto the washcloth as well as onto the fabric. I tripled it so that I would have three round pads in each layer.
If you have sharp scissors you can cut through that many layers. If you have less than sharp scissors, then don’t double or triple cut the fabric. (Keep specific scissors for sewing. Cutting paper with scissors makes them dull. The scissors that I’m using have a tape on them marked “sewing” so that no one uses them for paper.)
Step 2: Assemble your makeup remover pads
If your circle pieces have more towel sticking out and less fabric, then the fabric will not get attached to the towel when you sew it. Your fabric can hang slightly over the towel. That’s okay. Use a sewing pin to hold the fabric together while you sew.
Step 3: All about serger stitches
SewGenius on YouTube gave me some great information about sewing with serger stitches. Serger stitches usually require a special serger machine. These special stitches are the creative way to finish your work and give it a more professional edge, without an additional machine.
Step 4: Setting up and sewing
Keep rotating the fabric so that there’s always 3/4 inch of fabric and towel underneath the foot. Make sure you rotate the fabric while the needle is down into the fabric so that you don’t lose your place.
This project was a little tricky for me. The pieces of the towel material got everywhere. And I don’t have much experience using a serger stitch. My advice is to keep trying, even if the stitches don’t come out perfectly. Even if the two pieces don’t attach correctly (above), you can always sew right over your mistakes. It won’t even be noticeable once you’re done. Your goal is to make sure that the edge of the towel does not unravel once you start using the makeup remover pad. It doesn’t matter how many times you need to re-do the stitch. Just keep at it and have fun!