My 12 year old spent the entire day watching me sew and is begging me to let him make him something, I’m very protective of my sewing machine, but his eagerness is making me rethink my original no. Watch this space, I may get my very 1st guest host soon!
Yesterday was a good day. I managed to make my own pattern for a chapstick (lip balm) holder and today I shall share it with you! Another great stash busting project for you!
You can download the pattern here – Just to note, in Acrobat Reader make sure you have actual size ticked otherwise it comes out small. This was designed with my chapstick in mind, which was just under 7cms tall – if yours is bigger, just extend the pattern to your desired length.
- Main fabric
- Inner fabric
- 2cm D ring – If you’re using a different size you may need to adjust the pattern.
- Medium interfacing
You’ll also need the basics, threads, shears, pins etc.
I used 1/4 seam allowance all the way through this tutorial.
Cut out 1 pattern piece from the main fabric, inner fabric and the interfacing, cutting on the fold.
Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the inner fabric. Place Main and inner fabric right sides together and sew around the edge making sure to back stitch at the start and finish, leave the bottom open for turning out.
Turn out, press and top stitch the opening closed. I then top stitched all the way round, you may want to leave the bottom half so you don’t get the double stitch look.
Put the top of your fabric through the back of the D ring, making sure the main fabric is what shows when folded through, until it would bunch if you went further. Fold over and stitch it closed.
Fold over the bottom, putting your chapstick in as a guide. If you don’t have one to hand, I folded mine over about 6cms and just the lid shows. Sew down the edges and that’s it! You’re done!
I totally should have used a brown thread in the bobbin.
These would make a great stocking filler (Christmas is only 21 weeks away now…..sorry, sorry).
I hope you liked my tutorial, sorry there weren’t many pictures of the process, I have many excuses but I shan’t bore you with them.
I love a good stash buster! If you liked this tutorial please share it. Happy sewing!