Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Craft Day - Make a Soap Pouch

I think I've made it clear that I love crafts, but I'm a little lazy regarding crafts, I'm...time challenged (meaning that I'd love to be able to write and devote myself to crafting, too, but something has to give) and I also have limited crafting skills. So, anything that can be done easily and quickly and still turn out looking good wins points with me. If that something also ends up being useful, so much the better.

With that in mind, these little soap pouches couldn't be easier, and they're also incredibly economical, since you can make three out of one washcloth. I saw another tutorial where the instructor had made the pouches in coordinating colors, inserted a bar of soap in each and then tied a ribbon around 2 or 3 to make cute gifts. It was a longer video, however, so instead here's the easiest, quickest (and really easy to understand) video I could find.The actual tutorial portion begins at about 1:20 if you want to skip ahead to that. You'll need scissors, thread, a washcloth, a sewing machine, a ruler and a bar of soap (of course). (If you're having a problem, as mentioned in the comments below, and you can't open the video, here's the direct link to the tutorial on YouTube. I can't figure out what the problem is, but we'll get something going one way or another).

Here's what they look like if you want to purchase them rather than sewing your own. These are from Amazon (available here), and they do have cute little strings to hang them by. That's a nice touch. 
soap pouches

Here are some colorful ones on Etsy, available here:

And, if you prefer written instructions, here's a blog entry from Being Inspired which incorporated a cute bit of ribbon trim and a ribbon loop to hang the pouch by.

Have fun!

Best Wishes,



Laney4 said...

Can't see/open the video above.
*I* have knitted soap bags I use daily. They are the best to me because you just put all your SCRAPS of soap in there and they stick together for lots of lather - with nobody the wiser. I get to keep the big soap in a tray on the vanity until it gets "too small" and then I continue to enjoy it in the shower. It's a win-win situation!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Elaine, I'm sorry the video isn't showing up. It's clearly visible here, so I added a link above the video, which should take you directly to YouTube, where--hopefully--you can watch it there. If not, let me know, and I'll add a different video.

Good point on the soap scraps. Knitted soap bags would be nice (a great way to use up soap bits and also yarn scraps)!

Laney4 said...

Thanks, Myrna. Works just fine now.
MY soap bag has draw strings at the top and is four times the size (roughly) so that several pieces of soap, as well as a whole bar, can easily fit inside. Mine were gifts, as I haven't made one myself....