How to Make Nylon Net Scrubbers

Nylon netting is a mildly abrasive material that can be used to effectively scrub things clean without scratching. Make your own nylon net scrubbers easily and inexpensively with just a needle and thread. Use homemade nylon scrubbers in a wide variety of cleaning applications, including body washing in the bath or shower and washing dishes. Nylon netting material comes on rolls, is available in a variety of colors, and can be found at fabric stores.

Household scrubber
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Step 1

Cut three long strips of nylon netting measuring 6 inches by 72 inches for a smaller-size scrubber (good for dish washing) or 8 inches by 72 inches for a larger-size scrubber (good for the shower and bath).

Step 2

Stack the three strips on top of one another.

Step 3

Double-thread a needle with nylon thread.

Step 4

Use the threaded needle to knot together one end of the stacked together strips. Use a single not placed at the center-point of that edge.

Step 5

Use the threaded needle to sew down the middle of the three strips using a long stitch. Use approximately 1- to 1 1/2-inch long stitches. Once you get to the other end, reverse and create another stitch line going the other direction.

Step 6

Pinch the knotted end in your fingers and pull on the needle and thread in order to contract and bunch together the nylon netting.

Step 7

Wrap the thread a few times around the center of the bunch and secure it with a knot. Cut off the excess thread. For hanging on a shower rack, a looped piece of soft rope can also be tied around the center.

Step 8

Fluff up the nylon netting to create a round shape.