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Handmade Washing Machine Lint Trap


Save your pipes and septic system. I make lint screen filters for discharge pipes up to 2.5 inches if your washing machine empties into a sink or washtub. If you don't want it down the drain, you have to strain, and the smaller the weave, the more it will catch. Here is a single lint trap for you to try.

Years ago I started making my own filters. My filters are larger and the weave is smaller than the aluminum lint traps I was buying at the hardware store. Simply put, they do a better job!

* Set of 1
* About 11 x 4.5 inches, 27.94 x 11.43 cm
* Color of thread, tulle, and plastic will vary

Several layers of tulle catch most of the solid waste, saving your pipes or septic system. Tightly tie the filter around any sized discharge pipe up to 2.5 inches, 6.35 cm. If you have a smooth pipe, affix a cable tie to the pipe and tie the filter above it. I leave seam threads long and pulled to the inside of the filters, as they will aid in straining.

Recycling Works!
I work with rescued tulle from various sources. My thread is from a crafter's recycling store. Any plastic used is recycled. The color of tulle, plastic, and thread will vary, but all my lint traps provide the same great filtering service. No tulle goes to waste and small pieces, that would otherwise be thrown away, are placed between layers for increased filtering.

As with any filter, make sure it doesn't cover the tub drain or the overflow will be a mess. Hike up the filter on your discharge pipe if you need to. Keep an eye on it and replace it when the filter is about 2/3 full so there is no obstruction of your washer's discharge.

I have several filter packs available. If you need a cable tie, let me know and I will include one.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Recycling Works!
Creating items from rescued materials heading for landfill and making them useful again is very satisfying.

Materials Used

tulle, thread, plastic, string

More Info

If you order more than one item from my shop, I combine shipping, which may save you money depending on the weight.

Product Attributes

Color: Red

Accepted Payments
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First Item: $4.00
Additional Items: $2.00

United States
First Item: $2.00
Additional Items: $1.00


Good communication is the key to a smooth transaction. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask.

I accept Amazon Payments and PayPal. California buyers pay state sales tax. Multiple items are packaged together when possible, which may save on shipping depending on weight. Payment should be made at the time of ordering.

I combine shipping when multiple items are ordered as stated in Payment. For security, I only ship to the address specified by your payment method: Amazon Payments or PayPal, and confirm unverified addresses by email. Most packages will be sent using USPS the next business day after receiving your payment; the same day if possible. I will contact you when your item is shipped so you can expect it. I can ship any order using UPS or FedEx if you like, please contact me and I will look up the shipping charges.

Insurance and Tracking:
I have not opted you into these additional postal services, but if you wish to pay for package insurance, delivery or signature confirmation, please let me know and I will gladly add them to your invoice at their current rate.

For US buyers, please contact me within ten days of your order date and I'm sure we will find a solution. I do not charge a return or restocking fee. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, and since shipping is a service provided by a third party, postage cannot be refunded. International and custom orders cannot be returned.

International Customers:
I do ship internationally when political and economic issues make it possible. Check with your post office first regarding their import rules, as some of my items may not be allowed in your country. All shipping fees including import, duty, tariff, VAT, or customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. I will fill out customs forms accurately. There are no returns on international orders. I am shipping from the United States and delivery time varies by country, but it can take several weeks for your package to arrive, longer if it gets held up in customs. Contact me and I will calculate the postage charges.

Custom Orders:
If you see something you like but prefer a different color or quantity, please contact me. I am honored to create just for you, when time and materials allow. I work with rescued materials and many of my items are uniquely one-of-a-kind. After payment has been received, I will start your custom order and send you an email when it ships. Custom orders cannot be returned.

Keeping down the shipping charges:
I am very aware of the ever-escalating cost of shipping. If your order fits in a Flat Rate Priority Mail box, I will use that as long as the postage if sent in a regular box would be higher. For smaller orders or items that just won't fit in those Flat Rate boxes, I will use recycled boxes and packing materials. We do rely on a third party to deliver packages from my shop to your door. Given the distances covered and the relative time it takes them to deliver, their service is still a good value.

Item Availability:
Many of my items are true one-of-a-kind (OOAK) creations, as I prefer to work with rescued/recycled materials, and I couldn't make them again, even if I wanted to. Most of my items are made available in more than one of my selling venues. I am quick to remove unique items after they are sold, but in the unexpected event that two buyers simultaneously purchase a OOAK treasure, the first to complete the financial transaction will own the item. I will make every effort to find the second buyer a suitable replacement, or refund the transaction with my sincerest apologies.

Tag Designs:
I use a Sizzix die cut machine and dies to make my tags and embellishments. These designs are copyrighted by Sizzix and used with permission per their angel policy.

Be creative and enjoy life!


ChristieCottage on Nov 24, 2013
5 stars

Highly recommended seller!
ExquisiteStudios on May 4, 2010
5 stars

Sometimes, pictures aren't enough! Neither is a simple thank you. I ADORE my crosses that YOU created! Brilliant colors make me smile! Thank you a million times over! Emily ExquisiteStudios
WesternStarGifts on Apr 9, 2010
5 stars

Thank you for a wonderful buying experience! westernstargifts
AmbientLights on Jan 14, 2010
5 stars

Thank you so much for the wonderful items, we love them! Super fast shipping and fabulous communication also, highly recommended seller.

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