As lovers of Japanese style craft will know, Zakka means thoughtful items for everyday life. With a little bit of creativity, there is no reason why small everyday items can’t be both beautiful and functional. To make this Zakka style Face Washer, we lined a white terry towelling washer with some printed fabric (linen and cotton blend). The linen fabric has a nice texture and will be perfect for some gentle ex-foliation.
If you would like to make your own, you will need:
- white face cloth
- fat quarter of cotton and linen blend
- a printed label
- 4 inches of striped tape/ribbon
- small piece of polka dot fabric
For this project, pre washing the fabric and the face cloth is recommended.
1.Cut the tag off your face washer. Press the fabric. Fold the striped tape in half and position on the top left hand side, approximately 1 1/2 inches down form the corner. Baste in place.
2. Place the face washer face down on the linen with right sides facing. Stitch around the outside of the face washer using a scant seam allowance, and leaving a 4 inch gap in one side. Turn the face washer out the right way through the gap in the lining. Press.
3. Stitch around the outside of the face washer using a 1/8 inch seam allowance, and closing the gap in the lining. Stitch the label onto the polka dot fabric. Press under the edges of the polka dot fabric. Position in the bottom right hand corner of the linen and stitch in place through all layers.
Package together with some natural soap and body products.
The Zakka Face Washer is the second part of our face washer challenge series of projects, where a set of plain white face washers are transformed to become some small gift items. You can see the other posts from the challenge here.