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.

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*Giveaway open to residents of US and Canada only.

Congrats to commenter number 4, Erin!!

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