Use scraps to make these chapstick holders with a free pattern – a sewing project great for gifting!
Hey y’all, it’s almost Christmas and if you’re like me you need a few last minute gifts. So today I’m sharing a chapstick holder, an easy gift to sew that takes minutes to make with just a scrap of fabric. These are great to stick on a bag, belt loop or with your keys, and make a great gift to sew for neighbors, teachers – really anyone with lips!
These little holders take just a bit of fabric, and they’re super easy to sew in an assembly line fashion so that you can make a bunch in a short time. They’d be great to sew to sell at craft shows too, especially if you set up next to someone selling lip balms.
How to Get the Pattern
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How to Sew a Chapstick Holder
Then watch the video below to see how to assemble it. Or you can also watch on YouTube here if the video below won’t load for some reason.
Time needed: 10 minutes
How to make a key ring chapstick holder
- Cut fabric
Use the pattern to cut out 2 pieces of fabric. If your fabric is lightweight (like quilting cotton), you may want to add lightweight interfacing to the wrong sides.
Place fabric right sides together and stitch, using a 1/4 inch seam and leaving a 1 inch gap on one long side.
Clip into inside corners and across outside corners, then turn project right side out.
Use an iron to press the project flat and press the raw edges of the gap to the inside.
Fold down the top tab to create the key ring loop. Fold the bottom up two inches to create the holder. Topstitch starting at the bottom corner, up one side, across the key ring tab bottom (you may want to backstitch across the tab too to reinforce) and down the other side.
- Insert key ring
Insert a carabiner or key ring in the loop and you’re done!