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Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY Soap Pouch




DIY ~Sew~
Easy Peasy Soap Pouch


Cut up some old towels for yourself or purchase some inexpensive hand towels (or a large bath towel will make several) to give as gifts.



Each pouch will need to be cut 5 inches wide by 12 inches long. This will fit a bar of Dove soap quite nicely (which is my next best favorite soap- my homemade goats' milk soap being my absolute favorite!)





Fold  over the left side 4 inches.






Then fold over the right side (on top of the left side) … a total of 3 inches. * This will give you a pouch that is approximately 5 inches by 5 inches.



Turn towel around long ways and Sew a Seam down both sides - this will close up all of your sides so the soap stays securely inside. * Make you you turn before stitching or you'll sew up you pouch opening.




Turn inside out







Insert your bar of soap and pull the little flap over it.







See how nice the 12 inches x 5 inches size worked perfectly for the Dove Bar?







TIPS!


! Wrap in a bow and give as gifts.






! Add a Handle- cut a piece of towel 4 inches wide by 5 inches long. Double over to create a piece that is 2 inches wide by 5 inches long. (this gives you a nice weight for a sturdy handle) Sew each end to the finished pouch- be sure and stay close to the edge seams of the pouch. When adding a handle I like to back stitch several times to make sure the handle is going to stay secure through repeated use and washings.


! Washes up nicely for repeat usage. Just throw it in with the laundry


! Enjoy the experience knowing you did it yourself and it was ~sew~ easy!


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