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I love having things easily to hand, don’t you? And I am always losing my lip balm in the bottom of my bag. So today’s tutorial is for a quick and easy make that means you always have your lip balm close by, because it is clipped to your purse, keyring, or belt buckle. Never lose your lip salve again! Here is how to make a lip balm holder.
How To Make A Lip Balm Holder
I love having a lip balm with me in winter. But hate scrabbling about in the bottom of my bag to find it. This little chapstick pouch means that you can clip it somewhere that you can easily find it.
They make perfect gifts at any time of year, and are great to sell at craft fairs too. Make them for your favourite teacher, your mum for Mother’s Day, or for Christmas gifts. And also, don’t forget to make them for your favourite man, as they get chapped lips too!
These chapstick holders are so quick and easy to whip up, and because they don’t use much fabric, they are a brilliant scrap buster.
So here is how to make your own!
You Will Need
- Some fabric – I prefer cotton, but you can use polycotton – if the cotton is very thin you may also need some sew in interfacing
- Pins, coordinating thread, scissors and a sewing machine
- A lobster clip, keyring or bag clip
- My Lip Balm Holder Template
Cut two identical pieces from from your washed and ironed cloth piece. If the cloth you are using is quite thin, consider cutting a piece of interfacing too.
Place the two pieces of cotton right sides together and pin. If using interfacing, place this on top of both pieces of outer material.
Leaving a gap of about 2 inches (4-5cm) in once side, sew all the way around your material sandwich. Remember to backstitch at either end of the stitching.
Clip the corners and snip into the curves slightly to help make the corners crisp. Turn the whole piece inside out so that the right sides of material show. Press out the corners with a pencil or sharp point. Give the whole thing a good press.
Fold up the long section of the fabric almost but not quite in half. Sew a 4-5mm seam down each side, forming a pouch. This closes the gap we left open for turning, and makes the pouch for the lip balm.
Then fold over the whale tail at the other end, place your bag clip at this stage and sew in place. Backstitch at either end for stability and security.
And you have a finished lip balm holder! I also find that these are large enough for some tiny tubes of hand cream, so it is perfect for having clipped to my bag next to my hand sanitiser gel holder.
Got lots more fabric scraps? See this post which shows you some great ways on using every last piece!
And fancy selling some of your crafts? See here some great ideas for sewing ideas that sell.
Do you think that you will be making one of these? I would love to see your makes. Comment below, or go show me over at my social media channels. Why not give me a follow over there too?
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