Never drop the soap again with this easy, 5-minute wash cloth soap holder! Slip your favorite soap inside the washcloth holder making it easy to grip. It extends the life of your soap too by making the last tiny bits useable. That’s a great money saver!
This easy, 5-minute wash cloth soap holder came about after posting about another project, an egg gathering apron, in a Facebook group for homesteaders. A local farmer who makes soap from goat’s milk asked if I could make some kind of soap holder to sell along with her product. She sent a couple of photos from ideas she saw online but gave me creative freedom to come up with the design.
Knowing she would need multiples, I kept it simple. This is a super easy beginner project if you are new to sewing. All the supplies are linked below.
SUPPLIES FOR WASH CLOTH SOAP HOLDER
HOW TO MAKE A WASH CLOTH SOAP HOLDER
First, cut your washcloth in half. It doesn’t matter which direction since it is square, and there is no grain to follow like you would with fabric.
Then cut 1/3 off the length. Just eyeball it. There is no need for precision in this project. You should now have a rectangle similar to the photo below.
Next, hem the shortest raw edge by folding it over 1/4 of an inch, and folding it onto itself once more. There is no need for an exact measurement here either. That’s what makes the project come together so quickly.
Now fold your ribbon in half and pin or clip it one-third of the way up the washcloth. Make sure the finished edge is at the bottom.
Then fold the BOTTOM of the wash cloth up until it meets the bottom of the ribbon. Fold the TOP of the wash cloth down until the edges meet.
Sew a straight stitch down both sides of the washcloth INSIDE the binding. You can also use a zigzag stitch or overlocker. My machine was set up for a straight stitch, so that’s what I went with. I made two lines of stitches down each side to reinforce it.
Trim each end close to the stitches with scissors to eliminate the bulky seams.
Ta-da! You made a wash cloth holder for soap. These make great gifts when coupled with pretty handmade soap. They are also a nice addition to gift baskets filled with pampering items like bubble bath and lotion.
- Wash Cloth
- Ribbon (6 inches)
- Sewing Machine
- Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat (optional)
- Cut the wash cloth in half.
- Cut about 1/3 off the length.
- Hem the shortest raw edge at 1/4"
- Fold the ribbon in half and pin or clip it 1/3 of the way up the wash cloth, making sure the finished edge is at the bottom.
- Fold the bottom of the wash cloth up until it meets the bottom of the ribbon.
- Fold the top of the wash cloth down until the edges meet.
- Sew a straight stitch down both sides of the wash cloth inside the binding.
- Trim each side close to the stitches with scissors.
- Turn the wash cloth inside out.