How to Make Cloth Wipes from Receiving Blankets

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When you have a baby, everyone gives you receiving blankets. What are those things even for? I mean, they’re colorful and fun, but really, they serve very little useful purpose. Unless, that is, you happen to need cloth wipes. Which every crunchy mom does. If you look at it that way, people are just giving you nice, thick flannel for lots and lots of wipes!

How to Make Cloth Wipes from Receiving Blankets

 You Will Need:


 Step 1.

Cut the serged edges off your receiving blankets with a rotary tool. Or scissors. Or anything.

Step 2.

Cut your blankets into strips. I’m making my wipes approximately 9 inches square, so I’m making my strips 9 inches wide, but if you want your wipes to be smaller or larger, that’s totally fine!
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Step 3.

Take your strips and cut them to your desired size. Again, I was making mine into 9 inch squares so I cut mine at 9 inches, but you can make yours any size. Also, if you’d like rounded corners, use a quarter and cut around that. That’s the lovely thing about making your own stuff. You can have it exactly how you want it!

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   Step 4.

Put two squares together, wrong sides in, right sides out. Sew a 1/4 inch seam all the way around. Then trim off any uneven parts with your rotary tool and a ruler so they’re nice and pretty.


 Well that was easy!

Here are some I made as a gift for my Sister in Law who is having a baby next month.

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 I think they make a terrific gift. Especially with a batch of these wipe solution bits.

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 I made cloth wipes for Darling Baby out of all the receiving blankets that had spit up stains on them.  I made about 30 total in an afternoon. Not bad!

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About Kelley

Hi! I'm Kelley. Real foodie and crunchy mom to a teenager and a toddler. My husband and I live in Southern California.


  1. Great tute!

  2. Never thought to make my own wipes. You have me thinking though.

  3. Going to try this today once I get the babes down! Thanks!!