Here's a quick and easy little sewing project inspired by Whimsy Love - a little pouch for your soap! Pop your soap inside, scrub away and throw it in the washing machine to clean it! It even has a little ribbon loop so you can hang it up to dry in the shower. And the best part of all? It's so easy to make!
Wanna make some of your own?
All you need is a face cloth (or hand towel), some ribbon and a bar of soap. Cut a rectangle out of your face cloth about 4" by 11.5". Depending on the size of your soap you might need to play about with this a little, try 4.5" width if you want a little wriggle room!
Pin a piece of ribbon to one end of your rectangle. The nice thing about using a face cloth is that its the perfect length so there's no raw edges at the ends. If you cut yours from a bigger towel then just fold down the raw edge twice and sew across it. (Don't worry about the raw edge on the long side, it'll be hidden inside!)
Lay out your material with the ribbon end face up at the bottom.
Fold the bottom up to about 3.5". Cut another piece of ribbon and fold it in half. Place the loop just above the fold in your material. Make sure there's a little bit sticking out at the side!
Fold the top down so that the pouch measures about 4.5" - 5". This was the first one I made and the fold actually comes down a bit too far so try and have it a little bit closer to the middle so you can get your soap in!
Sew along the two long sides (where the pins are).
Turn your little pouch the right way out and pop the soap inside!
Now go make some more so you have one for every day of the week! Or colour coded ones for different family members. Or make two and tie them with a ribbon to give as a gift. :)
Things I've learnt:
- Soaps come in many different sizes, play about with the measurements (or seek out some smaller soaps!) if yours doesn't fit first time.
- It's definitely easier to use a face cloth, less raw edges to work with!
- You know the ribbons on tops and dresses that are used to keep them on the hanger in the shop but are really annoying when you're actually wearing the clothes? Start hoarding them, they're perfect for this project!
No time to make some? You can always buy some online! Embroider the recipients name on it and it'll still make a cute thoughtful gift. :)
Linked up to Today's Creative, The Creative Itch, Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Hope Studios, Not Just a Housewife, Carolyn's Homework, The DIY Dreamer, Someday Crafts, Semi Homemade Mom, Seven Thirty Three, Earning my Cape, Sugar and Dots, The Trendy Treehouse, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Fireflies and Jellybeans, The Crafty Blogstalker, Michelle's Tasty Creations