My older son is almost 3 years old and we’ve been trying to encourage him to soap himself in the bath more, but that slippery soap just gets away from him… It’s hard not to get frustrated when you fetch it the four thousandth time. I saw some nifty soap holders on Pinterest and decided to replicate, except I added a strap so he can put that around his wrist.
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I serged the edges of the straps so they wouldn’t fray, as well as both of the exposed ends of the minky. For the long piece of minky, I then turned over and stitched with my sewing machine. If you don’t have a serger, all you really need to do is finish the edges nicely… ie. turn over once, then over again and straight stitch… this is just to keep the fabric from fraying. Some fabrics fray more than others… I don’t know that minky does, but towels fray a ton. Knit does not.
Then I placed the towel piece right side up, the strap, the long minky piece right side down, the short minky piece right side down. Pin.
Sew all the way around. I used my serger, but a regular sewing machine is just fine too.
|Yeah I didn’t cut very even… but I just trimmed after. I was
trying to be quick.
|Sewed around and just turned right sides out after.|
Verdict: I haven’t used this yet, but I found that the sliver of soap slips out the holes I made. I recommend making them just slices, not bigger cuts like I did. It will work fine for a normal large bar of soap, just not the small slivers.