How to make nylon bath scrubbies

Updated February 21, 2017

Nylon net scrubbies are also known as bath poufs, bath nets or dish scrubbers. The versatility of this wispy ball of tulle or nylon net makes it ideal for the bath or the kitchen. In the bath, the gathered tufts of nylon make an effective sponge that gently exfoliates. In the kitchen, the nylon is as an effective scrubber that doesn't harm fragile dishes or the coatings on cookware. Nylon net scrubbies are easy to make for your own use or to give away as whimsical gifts.

Lay the tulle flat on your workspace.

Thread your needle with the nylon net or dental floss.

Cut the tulle into three 15 cm (6 inch) strips.

Place the three strips directly on top of each other, aligning all edges.

Sew the three strips together lengthwise, sewing through the centre of the material, creating stitches that are 1.2 cm (1/2 inch) long.

Pick up the length of tulle and hold the thread in one hand as you push the material away from you to form the scrubbie.

Wrap the thread around the centre of the ball several times and cut the thread, leaving a 2.5 to 3.7 cm (1 to 1 1/2 inch) tail. Tightly knot the ends of the tail together and snip the excess threads.

Separate the layers of tulle to create the pouf.


Tulle or nylon net is found at most craft shops.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 m (1/2 yard) of 1.8 m (72 inch) tulle or nylon net
  • Scissors
  • Clear nylon thread or dental floss
  • Large sewing needle
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