Soap bags....Anyone made them?
I've heard of a project where you crochet around a bar of soap so that you get a scrubby and it also saves it from melting so much. I've tried this several times now, and everytime the bag stretches so that all the soap is at one end and gooshing out between stitches.
Anyone ever done these with success? Any pro-tips?
I haven't tried one yet... but I could to see if I can master it? I'm thinking you'd need to use a really small crochet hook or knitting needles.
@MaiyaMayhem made a felted one which might work better because there would be no holes in the design: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/felted-soap
Oh wow, that looks great. Have you tried it in the shower / bath yet? How did it work?
Thank you for your reply
I made it for my craft table, I believe it is mean't to be a soap saver, . You can put all your left over pieces of soap in as well as using a new bar in it, made out of cotton but you could also use a 'scrubby' type yarn for exfoliation.
I use these all the time, & they can be fiddly. First, you have to have a way to hang them to dry between uses.
Second, the real key is to squeeze out the water, but leave the soap foam, so they don't get moldy. Also, I use only real soap, not beauty or bath bars, & that makes a difference (to the bag, AND to your skin)
Third, if you want them to stay snug around the soap, you need to use a felt-able wool, not cotton. I prefer a bag that I can pull the soap shards out of, & wash occasionally
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