Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder – In 5 minutes!

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With all the viruses currently going around, hand hygiene is more important than ever. But if you are anything like me, you struggle to find your hand gel at the bottom of your bag. So here is a great way to keep your sanitiser gel to hand – so to speak! Make a hand sanitiser gel holder that clips to your bag – in 5 minutes!

Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder

Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder - this hand hygiene gel case can made in minutes and clips to your bag. Never lose your sanitizer again! Full DIY tutorial Great gift for friends, family and teachers. #handgelholder #handhygiene #sanitizer #sanitizergel #cleanhands

I’ve seen lots of hand gel holders on Pinterest etc. But a lot of them involve patterns, and are all complicated with elastic etc.

This holder is SO simple, you can make it in a few minutes. Make them for all your friends and relatives – or your mum for Mother’s Day. Don’t forget your teachers and workmates. These make great gifts.

Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder - this hand hygiene gel case can made in minutes and clips to your bag. Never lose your sanitizer again! Full DIY tutorial Great gift for friends, family and teachers. #handgelholder #handhygiene #sanitizer #sanitizergel #cleanhands

These holders hold the small bottles that you can carry around – up to around 50-60ml.

You Will Need

Materials needed

As this fabric is very thick you will probably need a size 90 leather needle in your sewing machine to sew it effectively.

Take a piece of fabric 4.5 inches by 5.5inches (12cm by 14cm) and a piece of ribbon about 3 inches (9cm) long.

Turn over one of the long sides 0.75 inches (2cm) and place the ribbon doubled over around 0.5inch (1cm) from the edge. Sew a seam over this, around 5/8 inch (1.5cm) from the top edge, making sure to sew over the ribbon and backstitch at both ends.

Making a gel holder part 1

I also like to do a second row of stitching over the ribbon to secure it.

Right sides together, fold the piece so that the short sides are together. Sew a scant seam allowance around the sides, again back stitching at the beginning and end, pay special attention to sewing to secure the top.

Clip the seam allowance and clip the corner. Turn the piece inside out and push out the corners.

Making the holder part 2

 

Using a sharp thin bradawl or thick darning needle make two holes about half an inch (1cm) apart from the top of the holder on one side. Make sure you go through 2 layers of fabric each time. Take 4 inches (11-12cm) of the elastic cord and thread it through these holes – tying a knot inside. This makes a loop of elastic on the outside of the holder.The elastic loop should be just long enough to hold over the top of a sanitiser gel when placed inside the holder.

Elastic over the top of the sanitiser gel

Thread a keyring holder/lobster clasp onto the ribbon.

And you have a finished hand sanitiser gel holder!

Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder - this hand hygiene gel case can made in minutes and clips to your bag. Never lose your sanitizer again! Full DIY tutorial Great gift for friends, family and teachers. #handgelholder #handhygiene #sanitizer #sanitizergel #cleanhands

 

Make them in all colours to coordinate with all your bags. And never search for your sanitiser gel again!

Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder - this hand hygiene gel case can made in minutes and clips to your bag. Never lose your sanitizer again! Full DIY tutorial Great gift for friends, family and teachers. #handgelholder #handhygiene #sanitizer #sanitizergel #cleanhands

Do you think that you could make a hand sanitiser gel holder? I would love to see your makes. Please comment below, or find me on social media.

And please do pin this post for later.

Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder - this hand hygiene gel case can made in minutes and clips to your bag. Never lose your sanitizer again! Full DIY tutorial Great gift for friends, family and teachers. #handgelholder #handhygiene #sanitizer #sanitizergel #cleanhands

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24 Replies to “Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder – In 5 minutes!”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. With the right equipment they are really simple.

      Reply
  1. Julie says:

    What a great little solution.
    If you make another could you take a few more photos of the elastic bit? On the dark fabric I am not exactly sure what you did, is the elastic a loop that goes over the outside of the pouch and catches the neck of the bottle? Maybe if I try making one it will all become clear! Thanks

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Certainly, will post another picture and add a bit more explanation. Thank you.

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Claire. No I don’t sell any makes yet. Really need to get onto that!

      Reply
  2. angie says:

    love it as I use these all the time as I work in health care field thanks for sharing this project

    Reply
  3. Michelle says:

    These are so cute and such a great idea!! I keep my hand sanitizer in my purse but don’t always like to dig around everything to get it out. This is perfect!!

    Reply
  4. Sarah-Marie says:

    This would make a great gift for my husband who travels on the Tube a lot and always has a supply of hand sanitiser closer at hand! #KCACOLS

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Ali. And yes, my hand gel always goes missing in my bag too!

      Reply
  5. Jade Page says:

    This is such a great idea, I can never findthe little bottles at the bottom of my handbag. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

    Reply
  6. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs says:

    These are brilliant Jo! We get through so many hand sanitisers! Craig never leaves the house without one with him having a very low immune system.
    I think I will have a go at these. Thanks for sharing x

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Jayne. Certainly this could also be attached to a belt loop.

      Reply
        1. Jo Boyne says:

          That was what prompted me, I must be honest. We really need our hand gel with us at all times right now!

          Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      And this was exactly my thoughts too! Thank you for reading.

      Reply

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