I’ve just finished my third toile of the Pietra Pants, so I don’t have a finished garment to show you this week.
However, I thought I’d show you a small project that is always ticking along on the side. I love using my fabric scraps to their full potential (see my floor pouf!), so whenever I have a few bits of nicely printed cotton or linen hanging around, I turn them into reusable face pads.
These pads are fantastic for removing makeup, cleanser, or a face mask. They are also great for applying toner. Once you’ve used it, just chuck it in the wash with the rest of your towels, dry, and repeat!
For my template, I just traced around a jar lid (the circle ended up being 7cm in diameter). Then I cut 2 circles of fabric, one side is the cotton or linen, the other is a bamboo terry towelling I bought ages ago to make some bibs for my baby (you could use an old towel or face washer).
I like to secure the two sides together by stitching through both layers in an X pattern. Then, I simply zigzag stitch around the perimeter to prevent fraying.
This is such a great stash-busting project! It takes hardly any time, and the result means less waste in our landfills. Plus, they just feel luxurious!