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    Default HOw can I make a back scrubber?

    My mom has been wanting some for a while. Is there anyway I can make some of these real cheap? something similar to:

    the long pieces of cloth with the handles on each side. Not the stick kind. any help would be great!

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    Get a cheap bath poof, cut the center thread that holds it balled up. you will end up with a long circle of...meshy stuff. it'll be about 3 ft long. And for what? .50 from the dollar store (most times i find them 2/1.00) you could get three of them, uncoil them) braid them together and have the long version cheaper than you could go get supplies to make one otherwise.
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    Every time I read the title of this thread I just picture a Chippendale type man with a loofa, waiting for my beck and call to .......



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    I get mine from a little Korean store in town. It doesn't have the wooden handles, just a long strip of the scrubby material, hemmed. I think it was less than $1.00. You could always take a little super glue and a couple of cheap bamboo rings from a craft store and make it a little nicer. But the cheap $1 strip is plenty long enough to be comfortably used with or without added handles.

    For that matter, if you have a bath towel that is ready for recycling, you could cut it lengthwise, fold it, hem it, add the handles and have a nice washable and fairly luxurious back scrubber.

    Personally, though, I'd go with the Chippendale idea....
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    Do you crochet??? pattern

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    I don't crochet, but I knit. I wonder what kind of yarn would work best, though. I'm thinking this would be cool with a felted yarn.
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