50cm (19¾) of linen (Fabric 1)
50cm (19¾) of cotton flannel (Fabric 2)
20cm (7 7 /8) cotton tape (optional)
Take an easy step towards a zerowaste beauty routine, or give the gift of conscious cleansing to a friend with this simple set. Including a face cloth, make-up remover pads and a bath mitt, this reusable collection is another great way you can make a difference to the planet
Plus, the quick-sew pads are ideal for using up any scraps of fabric you've got in your stash.
Make-up remover pads
01 Using a stencil (like a large lid), draw and cut out 10 circles on both Fabric 1 and 2.
02 Hold one Fabric 1 round and one Fabric 2 round together and sew around the edge using zigzag stitch. Trim the fabric as close to the stitches as you possibly can, being careful not to cut the stitching. Repeat to make 10 make-up remover pads in total.
Fringed face cloth
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