In the winter it is vital to have your favorite chapstick handy, but then it gets lost, you leave it in the car or it finds it’s way to the bottom of your bag. Your daughter borrows it and wanders off with it but she has no ideas where she left it. Or worse yet it gets uncapped and leaves a mess all over the inside of your favorite handbag. Well, the solution is here with this Easy DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain – your chapstick is never out of reach. Now you know where your chapstick is at all times in its cute carrying case that you can clip to your purse or pants.
With just a few simple steps and materials you can have a functional and fashionable way to keep your lips healthy all winter long! If you are an avid sewer like I am, you might not even need to purchase anything to make this cute keychain holder. Let’s take a look at what we need to get started for this easy sewing tutorial to make a chapstick holder keychain and then jump in.
Supplies for Easy DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain
- Scrap Fabric of your choosing (1/8 yard of cotton)
- 1/4 yard of your fusible interfacing
- Swivel Keychain clasps
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Sewing Pins or clips
- Scissors or Pinking Shears
- Safety pins
- As with most sewing projects you will need an iron, ironing board, and sewing machine.
For this easy DIY project you should have most of the items on hand if you sew or craft often. The main thing that you may have to go out and get is the Clip for the Chapstick holder. I happened to already have some from a previous project I needed them for. I have plenty of scrap fabric and interfacing lying around so I am ready to start sewing the Chapstick holder keychain!
Easy DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain
Before I begin any sewing project, especially when using cotton fabric I like to wash, dry and iron the fabric. This sets the fabric and gets it ready for the project. Remember that fabric choice is the fun part! So choose something that speaks to you!
For the first 2 steps, you will cut two pieces of your cotton fabric and two pieces of interfacing 2.5″ x 7″.
In addition, cut one piece of cotton fabric 1.5″ x 3″.
Now iron interfacing on the wrong side of both larger pieces of fabric.
For the next step in making your chapstick holder you will want the right sides facing, then pin or clip pieces together.
Now that we are halfway finished with your DIY Chapstick Keychain Holder you will sew along both sides and the bottom of your fabric.
Next – you’ll want to clip the corners. Sometimes people forget to do this step and it makes turning your project a little harder and your corners feel bulky – so be sure to clip the corners then turn your fabric right side out.
Then press it flat.
Now we will work with the smaller piece of fabric. Fold each side over until it meets in the middle and press, then fold in half and press. Ironing the fabric generally makes it easier to work with – so don’t skip this step!
This will be the piece that connects the holder to the clip.
Now we will fold the bottom up 2.5″ on the main piece of fabric that we sewed the bottoms and edge and clip into place.
Now sew along both sides and the bottom to make the chapstick pouch part. You can go ahead and clip your clip through your smaller folder piece of fabric before the next step in making your DYI chapstick holder.
Finally to complete your DIY chapstick keychain, feed the small piece of fabric through the bottom of the clip. Slip the bottom of the fabric piece into the opening of the holder, making sure it is in the halfway point of the opening. Then sew into place!
Now you will never have to go searching for that lost tube of chapstick ever again! It’s going to be so great to always have your favorite lip protection in your easy Chapstick Keychain holder.
This project was a super easy sewing DIY and doesn’t take long to complete (my favorite kind of projects!) They also make great gifts! So grab that scrap fabric and get to sewing! My daughter’s friends are already asking me when I am going to make them some. I told them If I do it I am going to show them how they can make themselves as they need to learn to sew anyways.
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- Cut two pieces of cotton fabric and two pieces of interfacing 2.5” x 7”. Cut one piece of cotton fabric 1.5” x 3”.
- Iron interfacing on the wrong side of both longer pieces of fabric.
- With right sides facing, pin or clip pieces together.
- Sew along both sides and the bottom.
- Clip corners, turn right side out and press.
- With the smaller piece of fabric, fold each side over until it meets in the middle, fold in half and press. This will be the piece that connects the holder to the clip.
- The main piece, fold the bottom up 2.5” and clip or pin into place.
- Sew along both sides and the bottom.
- Feed the small piece of fabric through the bottom of the clip.
- Slip the bottom of the fabric piece into the opening of the holder, making sure it is in the halfway point of the opening. Sew into place.
- Enjoy your Chapstick Holder!
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