A few days ago, I walked into the bathroom to find, once again, our lovely handmade soap bar soggy and squished with bits of brown soap all over the sink and the counter. UGH. I have lectured our little girls several times about wasting soap and even considered switching to liquid soap. However, I love handmade soap and I wouldn’t give up easily.
I remembered an idea I read years ago about using an old onion bag to act as a soap scrap collector. I thought this might also work to prevent our little ones from using our lovely soap as a sculpting medium. Five minutes later…
It worked great. For those of you not into crafts, but having the same problem I was having might find this tip useful. I used a double layer of onion bag stretched around our scraps and secured with a twist tie. Highly functional, highly eco-friendly, but sadly ugly.
Since I am always on the lookout for how I can use knitting to solve my problems in life, it wasn’t hard to come up with a prettier solution. I present to you the “Itty-Bitty Soap Scrap Sack”, using leftover sock yarn.
At first I made a larger version, about the size of a bar of soap, but found this unnecessary for our purposes. We have lots of scraps of gorgeous handmade soap since my sister is a soap-maker and we get all the leftover bits we want! This bag is only 1 3/4″ x 3″ and is perfect for us. It can be whipped up in less than an hour. I particularly love projects like this because I am a ‘product knitter’ through and through and really enjoy the instant gratification of quick knits! This is my first time sharing a design of my own, so I would love to know if you make one and to see your photos, too. Click below for the pattern: