Free Chapstick holder pattern and tutorial

Chapstick holder free tutorial and pattern

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.

Chapstick holder tutorial


You’ll need:

  • 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.

Chapstick holder tutorial


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.

Chapstick holder tutorial

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!

Chapstick holder tutorial and pattern

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!

Free chapstick holder pattern and tutorial


  1. Karren Haller says:

    I think this is the cutest lil thing, any girl would want on, so easy to make. By what a great way to use up some scraps of fabric.
    I would love to have you share on #OMHGWW this week, stop by if you have a chance!

    Have a great day!

  2. ginny rapkin says:

    Hello, was looking at all the beautiful pictures and at the pattern piece but can’t come to find the size to cut the piece to make the Chapstick holder to, the only measurement was for 7cm could you please help me, thanks

    • Giraffes Can Sew says:

      Hi, I’m not sure of the actual size, my printer is on the blink so cannot print out the pattern. If you’re not using the pattern provided, your best bet is to get a strip of fabric and place your chapstick on it, cutting where you want the fabric to end once folded over – allowing for seam allowances. I hope this is some help 🙂

      • Giraffes Can Sew says:

        Sorry misread, didn’t realise you were using the pattern. I’m not 100% sure if I understand the question, once you cut the pattern piece you fold the fabric over as much or as little as required. The 6cms was the amount I folded over for my chapstick.

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