Tuesday, November 6, 2012

chapstick holder keychain




Always loosing your chapstick? Time to make a chapstick holder keychain!! Keep your chapstick on your key ring and you will always have some handy... unless you loose your keys ;).


The dimentions used are for a regular size chapstick tube.
What you need:
- two 7x2 pieces of fabric {look through your scrap pile!}
- one 7x2 piece of lightweight iron on interfacing
- one grommet
- basic sewing supplies



Iron on the interfacing to one of the 7x2 pieces of fabric.


With right sides together, sew around all four edges leaving a gap for turning. Use the edge of your sewing foot as a guide for the seam allowance. {it is about 7/16th of an inch}


Clip corners.


Turn, press, and top stitch one of the short ends.



Fold the top stitched end up 2.5 inches and pin like so...


Starting at the bottom, top stitch up one side, across the top and down the other side. Stay close to the edge but make sure that you are sewing through all the layers...


See stiched sides here....


Check to make sure your chapstick fits and make adjustments if nessesary.


At the top, mark where to put the grommet, cut the hole and attach the grommet.


I put a little super glue {or you can use fray check} around the cut edges of the hole to prevent fraying and wear and tear. I use super glue because it is cheaper and you can get two small bottles of it for a dollar at the dollar store!


Attach a key ring.


All finished!

Easy, little project! These would be great gifts and stocking stuffers for friends and family!


Have fun!




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3 comments:

  1. What a fabulous and colorful idea for stocking stuffers! Love it <3

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I'm making quite a few of these for stocking stuffers. I'm using a D-ring instead of a grommet by adding an inch or three in length. I've never used grommets and I'm worried that I'll mess them up. :p

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  3. Hey nice post!!!! This key holders for the wall idea is very unique. I like it...

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