I love my kids. I love fall. But fall in our house means an endless supply of tissues and chapstick. And kids constantly yelling "Mom, I can't find (insert item here)." This week I decided it was time to make sure my son can always find his chapstick just like a few weeks ago, I made sure my daughter could find her tissues.
This is a great quick sew that should take about 15 minutes. It was so fast that when my son suggested I make some for his class for Christmas gifts, I said sure! And even better is the fact that you get to use up all your scraps since the project takes such a small amount of fabric.
2 pieces of fabric cut to 2 inches x 6 inches
1 piece of midweight interfacing 2 inches x 6 inches (I ended up using 2 pieces of interfacing because I used knit fabric from the web store)
1 piece of fabric or ribbon for tab (if using ribbon, you'll want 1/2 inch; if using fabric cut your piece 2 inches x 2 inches
1 keychain clip of choice (I used a Dritz Swivel hook and key ring)
cutting mat and scissors or rotary cutter
pins or clips
1. Cut pieces to size and add interfacing to the long pieces and set aside.
2. Now we are going to create the holder. We are going to use a bias tape method.
- 1.) Fold in half and iron
- 2 & 3.) Open and fold raw edges in to the center fold.
- 4.) Fold in half.
- 5.) Iron then sew down each long side of the tab.
3. Take one of your long pieces and place right side up on the table. Place your tab you created in step 2 in the center of your long piece. Then place your second long piece on top, right sides together.
4. Sew 1/4 inch around the edges of the pieces like below. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of stitching and to leave a 1-2 inch gap for turning. I like to snip the corners at an angle after sewing so there is less bulk once turning.
5.Turn right side out and press , make sure that the turn hole seam allowance is folded in when pressing. Top stitching will take care of the open space in the seam allowance.
6. ****Optional step: Sew along the bottom seam. This is not a necessary step but I think it makes for consistent edges. Top stitch this edge at 1/4 inch.
7. Fold up the bottom edge approximately 1 inch from the top and pin or clip.
8. Stitch along the side and top edge at 1/8- 1/4 inch.
9. Add your key ring and your swivel clip if you would like to add one at this point.
CONGRATULATIONS you are all finished with your clip on chapstick holder.
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