How To Make a Soap Saver Shower MittPresentation Transcript
“ scrubber” soap saver shower mitt
kootoyoo…click & stitch
Print & trace the “scrubber” template which can be found here… http://www.flickr.com/photos/15238151@N02/4397968734/
You also need to have some ready made twisted cord (or ribbon). If you’d like to make co-ordinating twisted cord you can find the “how to” here… http://www.feelingstitchy.com/2010/02/embroidery-homework-twisted-cord.html
Stitch your design.
Cut around the mitten shape – add a seam allowance of approx ¼ inch or .5cm.
Using a piece of fabric approximately A4 or letter sized…
Double hem & make a buttonhole in the centre of the hem. This is a great way to practice buttonholes as you’re not in danger of wrecking a finished project.
Complete the buttonhole.
Place your completed embroidered mitten on your work surface as pictured .
Place a piece of A4/letter sized fabric on top of the mitten so that you have right sides facing (make sure you line up the top of the mitten & the top of the fabric) & then your buttonholed piece of fabric on top.
The buttonhole should be sitting about 2 inches below the top of the mitten & the other piece of fabric.
Pin into position.
Flip over your sandwich so that the wrong side of the “scrubber” is facing you.
Cut around the mitten shape.
Overcast stitch the top of each of the unfinished mitten tops. Obviously your buttonholed piece is already hemmed so leave that one
Insert your twisted cord between the right sides of the mitten & pin into position.
Then machine around the mitten shape using your ¼ inch or .5cm seam allowance.
Trim your seams & clip the curves if you like.
Fold over the overcast mitten top as pictured. This is to create the casing for the elastic.
Machine around the casing. I left a casing about ¾ of an inch or 1.5cm.
Make sure you leave an opening to feed your elastic through.
Turn your mitten in the right way.
Your mitten should be looking something like this.
Cut your elastic so that it fits comfortably around your wrist. Remember to add a bit extra so that you can sew the ends together.
Using a safety pin feed your elastic through the casing & then machine the two ends together.
Stitch your button onto the wrong side of the embroidered piece of your mitten.
This will conceal all the raw edges & stitching inside the soap pocket.