We always give the girls a new loofah in their stocking each Christmas, but I couldn’t resist making these soap pockets for this year instead (especially since our new puppy loves to find and destroy loofahs!). Although it’s too late for this year, these would also make a great addition to an Operation Christmas Child box.
Slip a bar of soap inside the pocket and keep it in that bathroom for an easy way to lather up in the bath or shower. It’s an easy sewing project (if I can do it, anyone can — I promise!), and they’re pretty cute too!
- colorful washcloths
- sewing machine or needle and thread
Cut the washcloth in half, and then cut off the side hem on each half. Cut off 2-3″ from the bottom of each half was well.
Fold the soap pocket inside out. You want the inner hem to be on the outside as you fold. First fold the top section of the washcloth down about 2-1/2″. Then fold the bottom section over it so that they overlap by an inch or so. Pin the layers in place and sew with your sewing machine or by hand. Once both sides are sewn, flip the pocket right side out so that the decorative edge is now on top.
Add a bar of soap and — voila! — you’re done!
Add a ribbon or string to one of the corners before you sew it so that the pockets can be hung up in the shower. Make sure that the loop itself is inside while you’re sewing the pocket so that it will be on the outside once you flip it right side out!
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|