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.
Here is the tutorial:
First, cut out the elastic and trim it to a circle.
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.
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.
So 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.
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!