DIY: Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads and How a Random Link to a Sewing Pattern Changed My Life

How did I miss this?

As I was reading through some old comments, (which I do for fun, it always rolls my socks up and down to read your thoughts about what I do) I came across a comment from Laura Neiman in 2015. She wrote, “This story made my night!”, and included this link called:

How a random link to a sewing pattern changed my life.

Wait! What? Wow!?!!?? Seriously? It’s exactly what I dream of.

You see, each time I finish an article, right before I push the publish button, I take a few minutes, close my eyes and imagine that this piece, somewhere, somehow will be a blessing or an inspiration on someone in someway.

Like when you change locations on Google Earth and out it zooms and you feel as though you’re being hurtled into space, all the while watching everything get farther away and then just as fast, you’re zipping back down to earth to your new location.

Yah, it’s like that.

I picture my article speeding up above the earth, hovering about until it sees someone who happens to need it, then diving back down (doing a backflip or two on the way just for fun) until it lands on that person who happens to need it.

Who knew that one of my first articles about making Smittens from February 2012 would change someone’s life? Who knew that making mittens would help someone overcome depression and anxiety and start their own company.

As Laura said, it’s the greatest feedback ever, to know that you, even indirectly, helped change somebody’s life.

So cool! Thank you Laura for sharing it.

Well, here’s to hoping that this article might be just as inspiring to someone, somewhere.

Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads

Even your skincare routine can join the zero waste movement with these cute and cheerful reusable makeup remover pads. Instead of making them with a plain old towel, find a decorative one with terry cloth on one side, and a delightful design to match your bathroom decor on the other side. When you’re finished using them, just throw them in the wash with your regular towels and use them over and over again.

Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads
Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads
Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads
Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads

Click here for the complete step-by-step directions.

For more sewing and refashioning tutorials and inspiration, and possibly have a life changing experience, click here. 🙂

Happy Sewing!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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15 Responses to DIY: Reusable Fabric Makeup Remover Pads and How a Random Link to a Sewing Pattern Changed My Life

  1. Julie A Summerfield says:

    That is such a neat story! I love how it changed her life! These makeup removing wipes look like a great idea too.

  2. bernieLynne says:

    What a super cool success story for you both. I’m like you — I want it to go some where and reach someone who needs it but one never really knows. I often lament that the like button is used too often and connecting with words too little.
    Have a great day.

  3. oldgreyandworkinghard says:

    love your removing wipes… I am afraid I am so old fashioned..I just use a face washer oops…

  4. Jane Sturgeon says:

    This story is ❤ and thank you for sharing it. You never know whose life you touch. Xx

  5. Franiq says:

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Jessica says:

    Hi Beth – Love your DIYs! Are you okay with being featured in roundup/list articles on other DIY sites? We would link back to your website for the full tutorial and are just asking for permission to use photos. Let me know!

  7. Debbie says:

    Energy saving- I reuse my dust – instead of using dusters or wipes I let it sit for several days – saves so much energy! (Dishcloths for kitchen surfaces used more frequently)
    Really excited to be here! Going to explore everything

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