How to Make Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops

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Do you have kiddos that hate the cold feel of a popsicle on their hands? We show you How To Make Popsicle Sleeves For Freezer Pops! This is such an easy sewing project, making it great for even the most beginner sewers. You can mix it up and make them in a bunch of different colors if you want. These holders fit the normal size popsicles. If you want to make them fit the reusable bag popsicles, I would make the felt a little wider when cutting it. So something like eight inches by four inches would work for wider popsicles. Either way, you can make these little popsicle holders in minutes. This would be a fun way to treat the kiddos after school on a Friday.

completed popsicle sleeve

When I think of the hot days of summer, there is almost nothing more refreshing as an ice cold popsicle. WIth these diy popsicle sleeve, you can save little hands from the biting cold and moisture so they can enjoy a delicious treat to cool off after a long day of play. You only need a few supplies to make this, so gather them up and let’s get started!

How to Make Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops

What You’ll Need:

supplies

For this super easy project, I went with a basic felt fabric. I found that it was more than sufficient for the popsicle holders since popsicles usually don’t last long once they are open. Plus, you can get all kinds of cool colors of felt fabric and it is low cost to buy. You’ll need a few pins, some thread, and your trusty sewing machine. You could in theory make these by hand sewing, but I found the sewing machine to be super quick and these popsicle holders came out rather durable.

How To Make Popsicle Sleeves For Freezer Pops

pin fabric

The first step in this how to make popsicle sleeves for freezer pops sewing tutorial is to cut your fabric, You will need an 8″ x 3 1/2″ piece of felt. If you are making sleeves for the reusable popsicle bags, you will want to make these a little wider. Once you have you fabric cut out, start by folding one of the narrow ends of the felt over by one inch. You can just eyeball it if you want, if it is slightly off it is fine. Pin it in place with a stick pin.

sew fold of popsicle sleeve

Now, just sew that fold in place by stitching with the edge of the foot from the sewing machine right on the edge of the fold.

pin popsicle sleeve

Next on this how to make popsicle sleeves for freezer pops sewing tutorial, fold it over lengthwise with the stitching you just did showing on the top. Make sure the edges are lined up. Use a few pins to hold in place.

sew top of of popsicle sleeve

Now it’s time to sew! Sew it in place starting at the top folded/stitched end. This too is stitched with the edge of the foot on the edge of the fabric. You are about halfway through this how to make popsicle sleeves for freezer pops sewing tutorial!

sew popsicle sleeve

Do a lock stitch at the start and at the end of this stitching. That is done by sewing, then holding the reverse button to back over a few stitches then release the button and keep stitching.

sewing end of of popsicle sleeve

The last stitching we need to do is sew the bottom (the non folded end) closed. Stitch across the bottom keeping the foot lined with the edge.

trim end seam
trim seam of popsicle sleeve

Making sure not to damage your seams, trim off as much of the felt as you can. This make it easier to turn right side out in the next step.

turn popsicle sleeve right side out

Now you need to turn it right-side-out. I used a marker to help push the fabric up through the open end to do this.

finished Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops

That’s it! Now you know how to make popsicle sleeves for freezer pops! Now simply repeat the above steps to make as many popsicle sleeves for freezer pops as you want. Mix it up and use different color felt if you like.

How to Make Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops

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How to Make Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops

How to Make Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops Create Card
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1.50

Instructions

  1. Start by folding one of the narrow ends of the felt over by one inch. Pin it in place with a stick pin.
  2. Sew that fold in place by stitching with the edge of the foot from the sewing machine right on the edge of the fold.
  3. Now fold it over lengthwise with the stitching you just did showing on the top. Use a few pins to hold in place.
  4. Sew it in place starting at the top folded/stitched end. Do a lock stitch at the start and at the end of this stitching.
  5. Stitch across the bottom keeping the foot lined with the edge.
  6. Making sure not to damage your seams, trim off as much of the felt as you can.
  7. Now you need to turn it right-side-out.
  8. Your cute popsicle sleeve is done!

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Popsicle Sleeves for Freezer Pops”

  1. This is a totally awesome idea my great grandchildren will absolutely love this we struggle with the paper towel all the time. Thank you so much for the idea!!!

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