I'm probably late to the game here since I *just* got a swiffer in November, but I thought I'd go ahead and post this anyways since I got so very excited when I realized today I could make my own swiffer pads out of some scraps of vintage sheets and chenille. And instead of throwing them in the trash like the disposable ones you can buy, I can throw them in the laundry! That seriously makes me happy!
I've seen crochet versions of these around the internet that are super cute, but I really didn't want to spend the time to crochet one. So if you're on the same wavelength as me, come on and make your own! It's really easy and it's easy on our landfills.
Cut a piece of old sheeting and chenille to the sizes indicated in the photo.
Center the chenille back to the right side of the sheet and pin.
Zig-zag stitch aroud all edges of the chenille.
And that's it! The sheeting won't fray (and vintage poly blend sheeting is perfect for this because it's usually sorta thin and will fit in those little pad grabbers on the top of the swiffer nicely), and now you can use your swiffer pad wet or dry, and reuse it after washing. Isn't that exciting?