Spring Cleaning: How To Make a Duster

Spring Cleaning: How To Make a Duster

Kate Legere
Apr 16, 2013

I am a firm believer that cleaning tools do not need to be expensive or ugly, so I was excited when I found this simple duster tutorial over at 3191 Miles Apart. Made from wool scraps, which naturally attract and hold dust, it can be thrown into the washer once it gets dirty.

What You Need


  • 1/2 yard of 100% wool scraps (3191 Miles Apart suggests old blankets, a wool sweater that was accidentally put through the dryer, or wool remnants from the fabric store.)
  • Strip of sew-in (not adhesive) Velcro one inch wide and 18 inches long 
  • Wooden dowel 36 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter 
  • Thread
  • Hot glue


  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutter or scissors

Find the full tutorial at 3191 Miles Apart.


(Images: Stephanie Congdon Barnes for 3191 Miles Apart)

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