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Washcloth Bath Mitt

Organizing Good Things 2005, October/November 2005

Turn an ordinary washcloth into a pocketed bath mitt. Fold cloth in half, and cut it to the desired length. Pin a loop of cotton cord inside the folded cloth. Stitch along the bottom and side edges, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn the pocket right side out, and insert soap.

Comments (10)

  • sewingwithmartha 6 Mar, 2011

    Looks fun but im a little cnfused.

  • cam1503 10 Dec, 2008

    Great ideas...thumbslit and longer...perhaps even a wrist cuff. This is so much cleaner and hygenic. It sounds like my arthritic 80year old will be able to use this more easily. Also good idea to recycle towels that may be a little worn or holey...for this most holy season (couldn't resist!)

  • Sillys 10 Dec, 2008

    Quick note back to HamNCheez..... So true about sponges/body poufs! I threw my body pouf in the washer and it came out a mile long ! hee

  • HamNCheezNLuv 10 Dec, 2008

    Its just a handy idea. I'm interested to get some really luxury washcloths and make them for gifts! I especially love the textured cloths I've seen in the stores, lately. So soft!

    On a side note, I think its extremely practical from a hygienic point of view: one can simply throw the cloth mitts in the wash with the other towels and disinfect them properly. Sponges and body poufs that stay in the shower between uses harbor bacteria and mold.

  • Sillys 10 Dec, 2008

    Someone gave me a hand bath mitt when I was a child (over 60 years ago). I've loved bath mitts ever since! Make it long enough to fit your hand if you want to - you can add a little pocket for the soap and put a velcro closure. I had one that had a "thumb slit" which made it easier to hold on to! You can make it into a "soap mitt" instead ------These are so versatile.

  • peggy007 10 Dec, 2008

    I was very surprised to see this idea. These things are indeed used every day here in Belgium, they are usually sold together with the matching towels. It's funny to see the instructions to make something that is as common as a bar of soap over here. It also seems rather un-practical to wash yourself with a cloth...but I suppose it's just a matter of what you are used to use....

  • Motorhomegal 10 Dec, 2008

    The part about inserting the soap has me puzzled.....am I dense ?? I thought you put your HAND in it and rubbed the soap on the OUTSIDE .....can someone please clarify the proper usage, please. Thanks !

  • Motorhomegal 10 Dec, 2008

    The part about inserting the soap has me puzzled.....am I dense ?? I thought you put your HAND in it and rubbed the soap on the OUTSIDE .....can someone please clarify the proper usage, please. Thanks !

  • crystaldawnmiller 10 Dec, 2008

    These are sold in basic stores in Belgium. I bought two when I was there, and I love them. Thank you for sharing this idea. Now I just need to learn to sew.

  • RiskTaker 10 Dec, 2008

    I gave one of these to my sister for Thanksgiving to do dishes. She loved it. I even sewed a few cute buttons on to spruce it up. Useful gift for many people.