Saturday, February 09, 2013

Steam Mop Cover

I recently purchased a steam mop, I love how easy it is to clean the tiled floors throughout the house.  However whenever I want to use it, the pads are either dirty or in the laundry.

Photo "borrowed" from Danoz Direct website
See the white pad above, that is the pad that came with the cleaner, it is held on with velcro strips.  It gets extremely dirty, even after sweeping the floors before use.

Time to get researching, I can buy extra pads for $29.95 or I can try and make my own.  I found this site, that suggested using a car mitt for a cover - definitely worth a try.

The discount store had a lovely pink mitt for only $3.00.  I unpicked one side of the mitt to begin with.

It then sort of fell into the shape I required for my mop, before I needed to do anything else

After trying it on the mop, I discovered it was exactly the size I wanted, now to tidy it up a little.  No photos, sorry, I was too absorbed in getting it all together to remember to take photos of each step.

I sewed a binding along the messy unpicked edge, and then attached strips of the binding with Velcro attached to each side of the elastic strip on the back.  Then I sewed the corresponding piece of Velcro to the front of the mitt for easy attaching.

Finished ... top showing how it is attached.

Bottom - see how it covers the entire base of the mop - thick and thirsty

I have given it a quick test, but a thorough testing is scheduled for today, so I will let you know if I encounter any problems with my new cover.

Cost = $3.00
Time = Approx 1 hour


The new mop cover was excellent, no streaks, and no slippage.  One thing I will need to look out for in the future,  the nylon interior of the new cover, pulls on the hooks on the bottom of the mop - may rip and tear with use



  1. What a super idea! I have the same problem when I want to steam clean my floor. Next time I am out, I will be looking for one of those car washers too.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  2. This is a super idea. I have a steamer still in the box. Will need to check out its head and see if this idea will work for me too.

  3. Belinda6:01 pm

    You continue to amaze me Judy at your clever and easy ideas. Love the revamped chair and cushion and how perfect are your elastic bookmarks! Keep up the great work. I love reading your blog and seeing your fantastics ideas.