I've seen some awesome soap making tutorials around.
This is not one of them. Given the best soap makers beg you not to have children and small animals in the way while you create, it's clearly not something I'm meant to be attempting.
Instead, this is a tutorial for a soap holder. Bug likes to sneak into the bathroom and dig her fingers into our lovely lavender soap, gouging out chunks and smearing it onto her face. The only upside is she smells divine.
Since I couldn't find a reasonably priced, wall mounted, plastic soap dish in any of the stores I frequent, I decided to DIY. Here's how:
You will need a face washer / flannel / wash cloth (oh, what-ever-you-want-to-call-it. Bob.) and a small loop of ribbon or elastic.
Take your Bob and chop it in half, and put half to one side. You won't need it.
|Chopped in half. I made two - one to use, one as a spare.|
Now we are going to sew up the raw end. I ran a straight stitch then trimmed and zig zagged over the end:
|These are obviously not my actual stitches - mine are far bigger and uglier ;)|
Then, once you're all sewn, turn it inside out.
It should look like this!
Now, if you want a hanging loop, grab your elastic or ribbon and stitch the ends together.
...and then run that seam along the open end.
|You can see the seam here.|
The soap will take a second or two to maneuver into the bag, but it is also just tricky enough a toddler can't maneuver it back out. Success!
So, gentle reader, did your kids ever get into the soap or similar? My dog ate a whole bottle of olive oil once. Now that was an experience!