Have you ever wanted to make something fun and unique? Well, you are in luck as today we are going to learn How To Make Soap Saver Bags! These are not only easy to make but fun to make too! They use very minimal supplies and very little time. Whether this is your first or 1,000th sewing project, you will want to make a few of these! One of the most frustrating things to do is drop the soap in the shower! Your hands are wet and soapy and down the soap drops. Not anymore with these great Soap Saver Bags. Not only do they serve the purpose of holding your soap, but they can also help keep your soap lasting longer. Just pop your soap in, lather, and scrub! These are great for your shower, your kitchen, your camping bag, and more! One of the best ways to spend an afternoon is sewing. This is a super easy sewing project for beginners. My daughter is finally getting old enough to use the sewing machine and this is a great way to introduce them to the machine and make a fun project. You can easily throw a last-minute gift together with one of these cute little bags, a bar of soap, and their favorite candy! I always make quite a few of these to give as gifts for birthdays, Easter, and the holidays.
My kids love these as they think it makes bath time even more fun. They even like to use them when they play and bathe their dollies! I have even caught my son using these Soap Saver Bags outside in the mud with his trucks. So you are definitely gonna want to make a few of these! Get ready to gather your supplies and get started!
What You’ll Need:
- Wash cloth
- Twill ribbon
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Thread to match
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
When it comes to the supplies needed for this tutorial, they are pretty easy to find. We have a local dollar store that always has those fun character washcloths so I grab some of these every time I go in. You can really make these as fancy or simple as you want, the choice is yours! I have seen some really pretty washcloths in stores lately. You can make these to fit your home decor or pick something to match your personality! I have a grey and blue color theme through my house right now so I went with these colors. Other than your material, you’ll need some thread, some clips, and a ribbon so you can hang your soap saver bags. I recommend getting a rotary cutter and mat if you plan on sewing more than one of two projects as it makes cutting out curves and shapes much easier than with scissors.
How To Make Soap Saver Bags
The first step in this how to make a soap saver bag is to lay out the soap onto the washcloth. This is to get an idea of how tall and how wide your bag will be. As you can see, you can make two out of one washcloth. In this tutorial we will just make one, so save your scraps!
Now you are going to fold up the bottom leaving some top left to fold over. Cut the right side of the washcloth, leaving some room on each side of the soap along with a little room on the bottom. You want it to fit snug but not too snug so that you can’t get your soap in the pocket or that you potentially mess up your seams and tear them by jamming it in.
Next on this soap saver bag tutorial, you will cut a one-inch piece of twill ribbon and fold it over to make a loop. This is so you can hang it up in your shower. Make sure to place the loop facing in at the top left. Fold over the top of the washcloth then fold up the bottom to top. You can pin or clip along both the right and left sides to hold them in place.
It’s time to sew! Sew along the right and left sides making sure to backstitch so the seams will not come undone. When sewing I like to use a 1/4″ seam allowance.
In our final step of this soap saver bag sewing tutorial, you will flip the bag right side in and the loop of twill will now be on the outside. For this particular project, we did not topstitch once flipped right side in. Simply place the soap inside the pocket and flip the top over. And that’s it! Now you know how to make some soap saver bags! These little bags are a must-have if you or a family member prefers to use bar soap in the shower. We hope you have enjoyed this super quick and easy beginner sewing project. We have made some really great things together, but this just might be my favorite. It is the perfect addition to any shower and for every family member. You can really make this in such a short amount of time that I bet you could crank these out in any afternoon. I love how versatile these can be, you can even use these in your kitchen too! I can’t wait to see your finished products!
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- Layout the soap onto the washcloth.
- Fold up the bottom leaving some top left to fold over.
- Cut the right side of the washcloth leaving some room on each side of the soap along with a little on the bottom. You want it snug but not too snug.
- Cut 1 inch piece of twill ribbon and loop it.
- Place the loop facing in at the top left. Fold over the top of the washcloth then fold up the bottom to top.
- Clip along the right and left sides.
- Sew along the right and left sides.
- Flip right side in and the loop of twill will now be on the outside.
- Place the soap inside the pocket and flip the top over.
- Enjoy your soap holder
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