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Cup Holder Tutorial

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So in addition to the walker caddy tutorial I’m sharing at Skip to My Lou today, I also made a velcro-on hanging cup holder tutorial to share with you. This is great for Granny’s walker, but could also easily work for a stroller missing a cup holder.

You’ll need

  • Two fabrics – one a sturdier fabric like denim or canvas and one a lightweight fabric like quilting cotton
  • Sew on velcro

Trace out a circle of how big you want the holder to be, then measure around it. Cut a rectangle piece that is the same length as the circumference of the circle plus a seam allowance. Sew the rectangle into a tube, then pin it to the circle around the bottom. Stitch.

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Repeat with the lining fabric, so you have two cup shapes. Iron the top edge of each to the wrong side 1/2″. With the sturdier main fabric right side out and the lining fabric wrong side out, place the lining inside the main fabric.

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Cut two rectangles for the hang tab – mine were 2″ x 5″. Sew them around both long and one short side, right sides together. Turn the tab right side out, press, and sandwich between the lining and main fabric cups. Topstitch around the top edge, securing the tab and closing all raw edges inside.

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Add sew on velcro to the tab and the side of the cup. Stitch in place and you’re done!

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PS – this is super similar to how I made my Toy Storage Buckets, and that post has more pictures of the process that may help you.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial!! My grandfather used a walker in his last years, and he had one of those caddies. I’m not sure how he could have gotten around without one. When both hands are on the walker, there are no hands free to hold a newspaper or a remote or anything else you’d carry from one room to the next. Thank you for showing how to make items that are of such service to people, and also for the sweet memories that your tutorial brought to mind on a cold, yucky, sleety morning.

    I’ve linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip here:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-walker-caddy-and-cup-holder/2013/11/25/

    –Anne

  2. Irene says

    Thank you, Melly. I love how you always have tutorials that inspire me. I plan to make this (with shorter strap) for my bicycle. I am sure I’ll think of more places to put this handy bottle holder…Happy holidays, peace and joy…

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