How to Make Cloth Baby Wipes
To make your own supply of reusable cloth baby wipes, you need an absorbent fabric (100% cotton or a bamboo/cotton blend work best) and some thread. Your sewing machine should be capable of making a zig-zag stitch, or use a serger. You can purchase the fabric new at a fabric store, or use an old flannel sheet or fabric found at a thrift store.
Each wipe will take two squares of fabric. Cut squares to whatever size you'd like, or around 8 inches on all sides. You can use the same fabric for each side of the wipe or mix and match fabrics, such as cotton terry on one side and a cute cotton flannel print on the other.
Place two squares of fabric right sides facing out (wrong side together) and sew around the perimeter of the wipe, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, go around the perimeter again using a zig-zag stitch or a serger. Trim excess fabric from the edges, making sure not to cut your thread. If desired, sew an X with a zig-zag stitch through the wipe to keep the fabric together. Repeat for remaining fabric squares.
Alternatively, you can make your baby wipes in a "turned and topstitched" fashion. Begin by placing the fabric squares right sides together. Using a straight stitch, sew around three sides of the square leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Turn the baby wipe inside out (so right sides are facing you), and sew the remaining side closed, tucking in the raw edge. Finish the wipe by using a zig-zag stitch to sew around the square 1/4 inch from the edges.