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DIY Soap Saver Pouch out of Washcloth (VIDEO)

Make your own soap pouch quickly and easily! Why you may ask?

It’s eco-friendly, it’s cute and it sews up so quickly that you have no reason not to make this soap saver for shower today. After all it only takes 5-10 minutes to sew up once you gather the essentials. Just see how cute these DIY soap savers are. All you need is a wash cloth and few spare minutes to make them.

soap savers in bathroom

Below you will find my step by step written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to make a soap saver

Making a soap saver is easy. You don’t need a pattern, and you can even upcycle an old washcloth to make these

DIY soap savers out of washcloth

Supplies and tools

soap pouch supplies

  • wash cloth (hand towel or any other towel you happen to have)
  • thin ribbon (1/8″ or 3mm works best)
  • matching thread
  • scissors (or rotary cutter and a cutting mat)
  • ruler or measuring tape
  • iron and ironing board
  • sewing clips or pins
  • sewing machine

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How To Sew a Soap Pouch

Watch the diy soap saver pouch video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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DIY SOAP SAVER POUCH VIDEO TUTORIAL

DIY SOAP SAVER POUCH INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Cut out the washcloth

You don’t need a pattern. Actually making this wash cloth soap pouch is so easy that you can sew a bunch of soap savers and give them and gifts!

first, remove the hemmed side of the washcloth

removing hemmed side of washcloth to make soap saver

Cut a piece of the washcloth that is 4 inches wide by 11 inches long (10 x 28cm).

cutting washcloth to make soap holder pouch

TIP: Before you cut the washcloth, I’d like to make sure that the soap will actually fit inside the soap bag, so measure it now

STEP 2: Hem the bottom edge

Hem the shortest raw edge of the washcloth

hemmed edge of the diy soap pouch

STEP 3: Add loop holder

Cut a piece of ribbon 5in long.

Fold ribbon in half and pin it about 2in (5cm) from the top.

adding ribbon to make loop holder for the soap pouch

STEP 4: Fold down and pin

Fold the top down. Then fold the bottom up

Pin both sides in place to keep them from moving

pinned sides of soap saver pouch

STEP 5: Stitch the sides

Sew both sides either by hand or with a machine

METHOD #1: Handsew using a backstitch

METHOD #2: Use a zig zag stitch

Here’s how each sewing method looks like

Handsewn (right) VS machine sewn (left) soap saver

hand sewn vs machine sewn sides of the bar soap saver

That’s it your diy bar soap holder is ready!

STEP 6: Use and enjoy

Insert soap in the washcloth soap pouch, fold the top down and use

Lady inserting bar soap into the diy soap pouch

Now that you know how to make a soap pouch, why don’t you make a bunch of soap savers and use them as gifts for friends and family! They are great small gifts you can sew for neighbors, too!

SOAP POUCH OPTIONS:

  1. With or without a hanging loop
  2. Small or large size – small size is 4 x 11 inches for the standard bar soap, large size is 5 x 12 inches and holds larger bar soaps

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 11 comments
Michele Morin - February 18, 2021

What a great project!

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    Helen - February 19, 2021

    Thank you so much, Michele

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Cheryl - February 18, 2021

These are great! We’ve stopped buying liquid soap and only use bars of soap these days, so your soap saver pouches could be a useful addition to our bathroom!

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    Helen - February 19, 2021

    Hi Cheryl,
    Thank you so much for these kind words. It’s lovely to hear that others find it as useful as I do.
    I even use solid shampoo bars for my hair. They are gentler on the hair and much more hydrating. They leave the hair squeaky clean without stripping it of its natural oils.
    Of course, rubbing a bar on your head can take some getting used to, but it’s so worth it.

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Naush Samama - February 20, 2021

Your tutorials are always so clear and helpful, Helen.
Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
Naush

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    Helen - February 20, 2021

    It’s my pleasure! I love sharing my patterns with you

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NINA LEWIS - February 22, 2021

What a fun, fun idea! I like the idea of giving these pouches as gifts.

Thanks so much for sharing it at our Party in Your PJs link party.

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Shelbee on the Edge - February 23, 2021

Oh wow, I love this idea of soap saver pouches! Thanks for sharing and linking with us!

Shelbee
http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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Melynda Brown - February 24, 2021

Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has been pinned! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

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Jhuls - February 24, 2021

I love this idea. This would be perfect to gift and for our bathroom, too! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party.

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Ann @ Live The Old Way - February 26, 2021

The gifting possibilities for these are endless! Thank you for sharing this with us on the Homestead Blog Hop, please come back again soon!

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