Thursday, November 21, 2013

Soap Sacks - Not Pretty, but Practical

Soap Sacks

Not everything you make needs to be pretty...

Sometimes it just needs to be practical!

These soap sacks are simple to make, and incredibly PRACTICAL.

Especially in the kids shower.

I'm not sure that my children really use soap much. In fact, most of the time it just lies on the base of the shower - slowly disappearing down the drain...

But these sacks are a novelty. They love how the soap lathers up for them, and hanging the soap means it doesn't get soggy and lonesome at the bottom of the shower.

As I said - they're not fancy.

But they're damn good at their job!

Soap Sacks

The pattern is Soap Sacks by Vicki Mikulak and is available as a FREE download.

It's supposed to use a 10 ply (worsted weight) cotton, but I actually used an 8 ply (DK) for mine.

I find they are the perfect size for the standard supermarket sized bar of soap. While there is some stretch to the crochet mesh, I would enlarge the pattern if you were wanting to use them for a fancier handmade soap.


Marlene said...

Thank you. How fun! This would be a great stocking stuffer or small gift with a nice smelling soap.

Aussie Maria said...

Great gift idea too, thanks

Carole said...

Hmm - I have some teddy bear soap for sticking stuffers. This is a cute idea for keeping them from getting lost.