When I was a kid, I had a step mom, Alice and her family was from Holland.
Her family's houses were all decorated in ways that were different from other houses I'd seen.
But one thing that really stands out, was that my Oma had a soap cozy.
I'd never seen one before.
Even as a kid, it really stood out to me as smart.
Hers was a facecloth stitched together to make a pocket with a rope attached.
(kinda like this one I found at amazon.com, but hers was way prettier!)
I found these free patterns on Lion Brand Yarn Company's website
(you might have to join to receive their newsletter, but they have so many great free patterns & little to no spam, so it's worth it!)
Aren't they adorable?
These are closed soap cozies that felt as you use them, but I suppose that you might be able to open & restitch them with each new bar.
You could also just leave the top open, to slip a new bar in!
And of course, etsy is an invaluable resource!
AddiesmaDesigns has two gorgeous patterns for purchase
And for the crocheters out there ;)
rachelscrochet has 5 great patterns for $4.95.
That's less than a dollar each people!
I just HAVE to state the obvious!
Have a great day!