Soap Pouches For OCC Boxes

After reading Ted's story, and learning how important a simple washcloth can be to a child, I wanted to make sure that a washcloth was included in each of the Operation Christmas Child boxes that I am putting together this year.

Since I am also planning to add soap to each box, I really liked this Soap Pouch idea from Whimsy Love and I thought they would be perfect for the OCC shoe boxes.  They are also easy enough for my novice sewing skills.



I bought a large bath towel at Walmart and was ready to start a new sewing project!




Cutting the pieces out...




Ready to start sewing!  I was able to make 25 pouches out of one towel
and sewed them up in one afternoon.




Get the instructions to make these soap pouches at Whimsy Love.

19 comments :

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

This are so cool. I know the kids that get them will be so thankful!

Thanks for linking up to our Finished Friday blog party.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a GREAT idea!!

Heather Graham said...

I love this! SO creative!! :) Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

-Heather
Stringtown Home

Jan said...

This is a really wonderful idea - I love it!

Jonell said...

SuchSimple things = a big deal for these children who open those OCC boxes..thanks for reminding I need to get a head start on our boxes..
~jonell
"Like Gramma's House"

Vanessa said...

I'm always so excited to meet another OCC box packer! :) This is the first year that I've shopped year-round for OCC boxes. Starting early has given me a chance to add a few homemade items to the boxes to make them a little extra special this year.

Sarah Jenkins said...

These are great! I'd love for you to share them over at my new link party: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/document.html

- Sarah @naptimedelights.blogspot.com

Six Sisters said...

These are just so cute!! We are so glad to have you join us for our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". See you again next week!! -The Sisters

Hubba said...

Love it!! this is such a great idea thanks for the tutorial. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com. Feel free to also add your project to my blog hop as well!!! Thanks so much, can't wait to come back.

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Julie Bagamary said...

Oh - what a great idea!!

Carolyn said...

Wow - this is just so smart! I love it! My link party [The Inspiration Board] is up right now. I would love for you to stop by and consider linking this up! My readers would love it.
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Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

I would love for you to come by and share this post on the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

Sandy
Cherished Handmade Treasures

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a clever idea!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

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The Better Baker said...

AWWW - you really grabbed my heart with this one! I am in charge of the OCC project at our church and think this is such a terrific idea to do. Thanks for sharing it.

RedHeadedRhonda said...

I sew a loop of ribbon into the foldover top seam on the side. It can be long enough to dangle on a finger or big enough for a wrist. I bought a ton of washcloths at half off at dollar general and others at walmart and cut those in half. My aunt sewed most of them up, becaause I'm better at buying than getting the sewing done. I also got target dollar spot hand towels that I've folded in half and sewed a loop on each side at the fold, then ill run ribbon through the loops and top casing to make string backpacks. Not for heavy stuff, but great for clothes, snuggies, etc.

Vanessa M. said...

That sounds like a great idea for shoe boxes!

Tam said...

Great idea!! I am going to link this to packingboxesoflove.blogspot.ca in the next few days.

Tammy