Step 1. Gather up a couple of those precious receiving blankets that are clearly made for itty bitty tiny little infants, of which we have none (Hello 9lb. newborn!). If you were smart enough to not even get any of these, you can probably find some at a thrift store because nobody uses them. Or you can use whatever the heck fabric you want.
Step 2. Cut 'em up into wipe-size pieces (I got 12 roughly 7.5x9.5 in. wipes out of each blanket) and sew the edges so they won't fray apart in the washing machine. I did a zig zag stitch around all four sides of each wipe. Full disclosure: I didn't even know how to use our sewing machine until now, but this is a GREAT sewing project for beginners because it's simple and it doesn't matter whatsoever if it looks terrible. Of course, you could still make them look really cute if you wanted to.
Step 3. There are many ways to go about dampening cloth wipes, but I chose the spray method with a homemade Olive and Tea Tree Solution, since we already had all the ingredients on hand. You can find a ton more options here. For the Olive and Tea Tree Solution, combine the following and pour into the spray bottle:
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp baby soap
a drop of tea tree oil
|It sparkles like liquid gold when you're done!|
Bam. Homemade cloth wipes. And I didn't even have to leave the house.