Make Your Own Cloth Baby Wipes

Cloth wipes go hand in hand with cloth diapering. It’s much easier to use cloth wipes with cloth diapers since you drop everything into a diaper pail after a change instead of putting the diaper in the pail and the soiled wipes in a trash can.

We’ve been using cloth wipes since day one of our cloth diapering and have saved a lot of money since we don’t have to buy wipes.

Most of our first cloth wipes were inexpensive baby wash cloths but we’ve since replaced them with homemade¬†flannel wipes since we prefer the custom size and they’re thicker than baby wash cloths.

Homemade cloth baby wipes are so simple to make.


  • Flannel {receiving blankets work great}.
  • Thread


  1. Cut squares out of flannel fabric. {I cut my squares approximately 7×7 but you can make them as big or small as you like}.
  2. Sew two squares of fabric together inside out {leaving a small hole to flip it}.
  3. Flip the wipe right side out.
  4. Use a zig-zag stitch to top stitch.
  5. Finished!

Sources of flannel for your wipes:

  • Fabric Stash – I had some pink and blue gingham flannel in my craft chest.
  • Receiving Blankets – Our truck flannel wipes are from an old receiving blanket purchased at a local thrift store for $1. {I’m sure most of you with babies have flannel receiving blankets.}
  • Old Clothes – I upcycled an old red and white striped pair of pajama pants to make wipes.


Win a set of 5 flannel wipes {the ones pictured above, plus another pink wipe!}

Mandatory Entry:

  • Leave a comment telling me how long you’ve been cloth diapering or when the baby you plan to cloth diaper is due!

Additional Entries: {leave a separate comment for each entry}

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  • Tell me if you use cloth wipes already or are considering using them.

This giveaway is now closed.  

*Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada only.

Congrats to commenter number 4, Erin!!

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