DIY Bath & Shower Mitt Tutorial

DIY Bath & Shower Mitt Tutorial

Feel fresh, clean, healthy and revitalized with our DIY Bath and Shower Mitt tutorial project! Gently exfoliate your skin with this double-sided mitt. This project was designed with an abrasive side featuring air mesh for a brisk clean, and a softer side featuring terry cloth for a more sensitive touch. This mitt effectively unclogs pores which allows your skin to breathe freely. Make multiple for your own home-spa experience, or gift to friends and family! This project pairs well with our Free Bath Mat, Eye Mask, and Mesh Scrubbie Projects!

To use, simply wear the mitt over your hand, leaving your thumb exposed. Wet with warm water and apply your favorite soap. Gently massage over the skin in a smooth, circular motion. Use everyday for softer, cleaning and smoother skin! 

After use, thoroughly rinse the mitt and dry. This mitt is safe to wash in the washing machine, so you can use it over and over again!

Today's project features Air Mesh, which is a light and airy foam layered between 100% cotton mesh. This material is breathable to maximize comfort and minimize drying time. This project also features a top layer of Terry Cloth, a soft absorbent fabric. All of these materials are machine washable, so you can easily wash your Bath Mitt in hot water and dry to keep it fresh and clean. The finished inner size of this Bath Mitt is 5" wide by 8-3/4” high. Let’s get started!

Get your pattern here! 

Free! Bath and Shower Mitt Instant Download!


  • Main Fabric: Terry Cloth, Waffle Terry, Ribbed Terry, or Store-Bought Towel
  • Accent Fabric: Air Mesh 
  • Double-Fold Elastic
  • Circle Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • 40wt Polyester Thread
  • Sewing Clips
  • Pins
  • Chalk or Removable Pen
  • Basting Spray
  • Stiletto 



  1. Position the template or circle ruler at the top of each Main Fabric and Accent Piece, aligning the top and side edges. Trace along the upper half of the template starting and stopping at the side edges.

  1. Cut along each marked line.

  1. Place one piece of Air Mesh on your work surface with the larger weave side facing up. Then, layer the Terry Cloth. Baste the two pieces together with 1/8” seam allowance around all outer edges.

  1. Position the bottom straight edge of the Terry Cloth/Air Mesh piece along the center crease of one 5-1/2” piece of elastic. Topstitch 1/8” from the raw edge of fabric.

  1. Fold the elastic over the raw edge and topstitch 1/8” from the edge of the elastic. Repeat to add the remaining 5-1/2” piece of elastic to the bottom straight edge of the single piece of Air Mesh. 

  1. Next, layer the pieces together with the smaller weave sides of the Air Mesh facing each other, aligning all edges. Baste the sides and top curved edges together with 1/8 seam allowance.

  1. Fold each end of the remaining elastic 1/2” to the underside and topstitch each end in place.

  1. Align and fold the elastic around the sides and top edge of Mitt. Use lots of sewing clips to hold the elastic in place. Topstitch over elastic to secure in place, using either a zig zag stitch or another decorative stitch to catch both sides of the elastic.

I hope you enjoyed this easy project, and if you decide to make it, tag us @sallietomatopatterns so we can see too! What other accessories could you use Air Mesh for? Did we get you thinking about other project possibilities? Let us know if you have any project requests in the comments below! 

Have a creative day!



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