Soap Saver Pouch Out of Washcloth

2 Materials
5 Minutes

It’s time for another environmentally friendly project that will let you upcycle a few materials you’d throw out otherwise. This time you’ll learn how to make a neat little soap pouch out of an old washcloth!

This pouch is great for your home bathroom or to bring with you to a hotel when you’re on a vacation. It’s simple enough for a complete beginner to make, but fun enough to entice even the experienced veterans.

You can make this pouch with a sewing machine or by hand with a needle and a thread.

Prepare the washcloth

Trim the washcloth down to a rectangle measuring 4 x 11 inches.

Cut out a ribbon 5 inches long.

Hem the short raw edge of the washcloth.

icon Full step by step tutorial with video here: Soap Holder DIY

Prepare the soap pouch for sewing

Fold the ribbon in half so that the two short edges meet. Place that ribbon about two inches below the top edge of the washcloth.

Align the short raw edge with the washcloth long edge and keep the ribbon resting on the fabric instead of protruding away from it. Pin the ribbon.

Sew and finish the soap pouch

Fold the top edge down so that it just covers the ribbon.

Fold the bottom edge up until it meets the top fold. Pin everything together.

Sew each open side shut. Use a needle and a thread by hand or fire up your sewing machine. If you decide to sew by hand, use a backstitch. Use a zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine. Sewing by hand will give you a neater finish, but it’s slower than a sewing machine.

Turn the pouch inside out and you’re done!

icon Full step by step tutorial with video here: Soap Holder DIY

That’s it for this green sustainable project! We hope you liked it! Feel free to take a look at our other tutorials, they’re all fun and easy.

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  • Ilu27412127 Ilu27412127 on Aug 22, 2021

    I really like that you showed everything step by step because I was a little confused about the hanging loop. Oh & the hand-sewn vs. machine was great! Thx 👍

  • Michelle Michelle on Aug 25, 2021

    I have been making these for years and I sell them. I am trying to change the world from using plastic with all the horrible garbage going into our waterways and oceans so I try not to use any plastic as much as I can in my house. Good job to you too.