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DIY: Repurposing a Robe into Car Wash Mitts

There’s nothing better than a good old fashion hand car wash! And you can make the most of it with these creative DIY car wash mitts made from an old robe. This is a great present for dad this father’s day and an easy way to repurpose an old robe.

You’ll need: dad’s old robe, knitted cuffs that you can get at any fabric store, scissors, pins and a sewing machine.

First, cut the bathrobe into pieces

First, cut the robe into large squares of fabric so you have an easy surface to work from and set it aside.

Next, pull out some Christmas wrapping paper to make a pattern

Next, use the back side of some Christmas wrapping paper and draw the shape of a large sized mitten to create a pattern and cut it out. Using wrapping paper is a great way to make use of extra wrapping paper that you have sitting around the house throughout the year.


Next, pin the pattern and cut it out

Then, fold the bathrobe fabric in half and pin the pattern on the material. After pinning the pattern, you can cut it out. Now do the same for a second mitt.


Sew the fabrics

Next, use your sewing machine and stitch two of the cutouts together around the top of the mitt.

old robe

Add a knit cuff to the gloves

Next, turn the mitt inside out and add the knit cuff over the top of the mitt. Pin the cuff into place with right sides and edges together and use your sewing machine to sew around the opening.

old robe into car wash mitts

old robe into car wash mitts

Finally, turn the cuff right side out and you’re done.

old robe into car wash mitts

There you have it, a pair of DIY car wash mitts made from an old bathrobe that will really give your car a sparkle and shine. This makes a great Father’s Day present for any dad that you don’t know what to gift. If you have an old bathrobe lying around it is the perfect way to repurpose it into something brand new!

old robe into carwash mitts

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