My peeve is with disposable stuff. I avoid using disposable anything, even if it is biodegradable, because I figure there is always another way. After all, we got by for centuries without disposable products.
Anyway, I cannot do without the makeup pads to put my toner on each morning and it was a burden on my conscience, so recently I decided to try and make a reusable pad.
These little cuties are prototypes I've been trying out. Scraps of quilting cotton sandwiching a cotton batting inner, zigzagged around the edge (zigzag first, cut after), and a stitchline through the middle. All made of offcuts.
They're doing a great job! I use a side each day, and then throw them in the wash, where they take up not a single bit of extra resource, of course.They are a little more abrasive than cotton wool pads, but I actually like that. I thought about using a flannel fabric, but was concerned that it would leave traces of fluff on my skin.
And I was going to bag them in and be all fancy, but a friend suggested I just zigzag around the edge, easy peasy. It works.
The only issue left is how to stop them creeping into the front of the washing machine, where they escape the spin cycle and come out soaking wet!