Create your Tawashi sponge!

It's been a few days since we announced the release of our receipts of cleaning products in partnership with Briochin. To support the use of these products and always in an eco-responsible approach, we found it interesting to suggest that you make your own sponge. It's still nicer than buying these in a supermarket, right? 

In addition, and you know it, we like to share with you in our articles tips fromUpcycling to let your creativity speak and occupy your afternoons.

This new tutorial proposal is unimaginably simple. To find out how to make your Tawashi sponge , it's here! Let's go ? 

What is the Tawashi sponge?

This term originates from Japan . There, this name designates all types of sponges. But in the rest of the world, the Tawashi has become an ecological sponge aiming to reuse materials for washing dishes and cleaning in a more sustainable way. You can therefore use it with any type of household product and any type of surface.

This sponge is initially crocheted, and made from cotton or acrylic threads. In some cases, it is easily sufficient on its own, and some people use it without product. But combining it with a cleaning product is also possible and strongly recommended to ensure effective cleaning. 

From now on, many tutorials are available to make it by recycling old cotton clothes, socks, tights ... The choice is vast! We are truly on a zero waste process.

Its advantage ? It cleans gently, without scratching your furniture or dishes. Once tested, you will not do without it!

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How to make your Tawashi sponge?

First, let's talk about the supplies that you will need. You will need :

  • About twenty wooden picks (here, twenty-eight)

  • From a wooden plank

  • Of a rule

  • With a grease pencil

  • Of a hammer

  • A pair of scissors

  • Fabric of your choice (here we used a t-shirt)

The steps of the tutorial

Step one : Lay your board flat and write a mark every two centimeters with your pencil.

Step two : Once the benchmarks have been indicated, hammer in your wooden picks using a small hammer. You should get regular rows of seven peaks per side. The corners of the square must remain empty.

Step three : Take your fabric and cut out thin strips. It will make you about fourteen strips of the height corresponding to the size of your board.

Small tip : Use several clothes of different colors to color your sponge.

Step four : Thread the first seven strips of fabric on the rows horizontally.

Step Five : Turn your board to do the same for the other seven strips and on the vertical rows.

Step Six : Once the strips are braided together, detach the loop from the end of a strip on one side. Pass the end of the second strip through the loop of the first. Repeat the operation until you go around your board.

Rest assured ! To guide you step by step and since the images are generally more meaningful, we have made the video tutorial for you, right here:

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