Chapstick Holder

Introduction: Chapstick Holder

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I wear women’s pants, therefore, rarely do I have pockets. So, to combat my dry lips and make my lanyard into a pseudo-purse, I made this chapstick holder for this winter. This fits VERY snug on my chapstick (Burt’s bees), so use that as a reference to see if you should change any measurements.

Materials:

  • Chapstick
  • Fabric strips
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutter set
  • Pins
  • Small D-ring (0.5 inches here) or any key ring
  • Optional: stabilizer fabric

Step 1:

Cut your fabric

  • Loop for the D-ring: 2 inches x 2 inches
  • 2 bases (inside and outside): 6.25 inches x 2 inches
  • Optional stabilizer: 1.5 inches x 5.5 inches

Step 2:

Iron 2inx2in square in half, then fold the outside edges in, and iron flat. Sew along edges with a ⅛ inch seam allowance. This will produce a thin strip of fabric.

Step 3:

Take the 2 base pieces and line them up right sides touching. Insert D-ring into step 2’s fabric strip, fold in half, place inside the base pieces in the middle of the short side, and pin.

Step 4:

Sew along the top where the ring loop is with a ⅛ inch seam allowance.

Step 5:

Now, pin fabric so the edges line up and sew along the long sides (leaving one side unsewn).

Step 6:

Cut excess fabric, turn inside out, and iron flat.

Step 7:

Optional: insert stabilizer fabric in the pocket here.

Step 8:

Iron the end folded over or inwards and then sew in place with a ⅛ inch seam allowance.

Step 9:

Using the chapstick as a reference, fold over, iron flat, and pin the fabric to make a pocket.

Step 10:

Sew along every edge (but the bottom) with a ⅛ inch seam allowance, place chapstick in and you are done.

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