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Soap Buddy is a sleeve for you soap. Eliminating slippery bars, extra washing gadgets, and wasted soap. I made it originally for my aunt who is disabled. It made it easier for her to shower. Now, it has become part of our everyday routine. Make one for the whole family.
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Step 1: Making soap buddy

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-washcloth or recycled towel
-needle and thread or sewing machine

also useful but not necessary:
-measuring tape
-wooden dowel

prewash cloth. Lay flat on table and make a cut 6" from the bottom straight across. This piece will be the main sleeve to hold the soap. Also make a cut 2" from the top. This piece will make the strap.

Step 2: Making the strap

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Take the 3 inch piece you cut and fold in half long ways (like a hot dog). Sew up the edge.

This should make a tube. Fold the top over to turn inside out and hide the seem. Using a wooden dowel may be helpful to push the end through. If you get mor than half way through and cant get the end out, hold by the top and thrust down several times.

When completely turn out, position so the seem is on the bottom.

Step 3: Making the sleeve

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for this part you will need the larger piece you cut. Take the piece a fold the two ends to the center (like you were closing two cabinets together) position it to where one side slightly overlaps the other. this will keep the soap secure.

If you have hemmed edges you will want those to be towards the center.

cut up the left and right sides of your folds making three pieces all together.
Dawn B.7 years ago
I was thinking that this would be grand for washing a baby, too. How did you get the heart on it?