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Making a Washcloth Soap Pouch

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Making a Washcloth Soap Pouch
Use pretty, colorful washcloths to make these useful and fun soap pouches. They are great for use in your home and to give as gifts. This is a guide about making a washcloth soap pouch.
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January 12, 2016

These neat little pouches help limit the mess of bar soap in the shower. Plus they are machine washable, making them more sanitary than a traditional loofa.

Yield: 2 pouches

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Supplies:

  • washcloth
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • ribbon or cording, optional

Steps:

  1. Cut a length of the washcloth, 5 inches wide. If you are going to make 2 pouches, make sure to cut the other half of the washcloth, so that it is also 5 inches wide.
  2. Fold the bottom up 3 3/4 inches, pinning in place. Note: My washcloth was 11 1/2 inches long. If your washcloth is 12 inches long, fold the bottom up 4 inches instead.
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  4. Fold the top down 2 3/4 inches, pinning in place. Note: If your washcloth is 12 inches long, fold the top down 3 inches instead.
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  6. Sew both pinned sides, backstitching at the start and end, for added strength.
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  8. Turn the pouch right side out.
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  10. Put the soap into the pouch and close it up.
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Videos

June 30, 20162 found this helpful

Convert any terry washcloth into a clever pocket to hold a bar of soap. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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