Upcycle Project: Shower Cap Turned Pouch

I got this shower cap as gift couple years ago.  I have only used it a couple times and the elastic got loosen that I could no longer have it served its purpose.  However, I love this shower cap so much as it has my favourite cartoon character Doraemon on it, so I stored it with my other Doraemon collections.  Last week, I was reminded of this shower cap and thought maybe I could reuse this in another way.  I came up with an idea of upcycling it to make a pouch to carry small items in my purse.

Shower Cap

Here is the tutorial:

Cut-out from shower cap

First, cut out the elastic and trim it to a circle.

Required Materials

You also need a piece of fabric and a quilt batting that are the same size as your cut-out piece of the shower cap.

Quilted shower cap

Put the quilt batting between the shower cap cut-out and the lining fabric.  Then sew a line across the diameter and several even vertical lines across the top to bottom.  Fold the piece up and be creative with the shape of your pouch.  Sew a zipper along the top.

NOTE: The material of the shower cap can be difficult for the sewing machine as it it thin but slippery.  You may use a roller presser foot or a teflon foot.  Or if you are not very skilled in using the sewing machine, like myself, you may simply hand sew it.  I didn’t hand sew the whole thing, but I hand sewed the zippers.  I did try a several times with the sewing machine but I gave up at the end.

Shower Cap PouchSo here you go!  This is my shower-cap-turned pouch.  It’s a good size to keep some small items in my purse, like my hand cream, chapstick, Advil, etc.

Inside of the shower cap pouch

A view of the inside of the pouch.  Pardon my crappy sewing of the zipper. 😛

I hope you enjoy this little upcycle project tutorial of my shower-cap-turned pouch!  Feel free to leave me comments and if you make your own pouch or other projects with your old shower cap, I’d love to share your ideas!