February 21, 2013

How to Make a Chapstick Cozy

Do you get tired of losing your chapstick in your coat pockets, at the bottom of your purse, and night stand drawers? This quick craft will become your saving grace! (That is a side from the real saving grace of Jesus...) And you can use your favorite scrap of material.

To begin cut two pieces of cotton material, one 1 3/4" x 5" and on 1 3/4" x 9".

With right sides together fold larger piece in half and iron. With wrong sides together fold small piece in half and iron. I found that ironing these pieces made them much easier to work with.

Place the smaller piece, which will become the chapstick pocket inside of the larger piece. The raw edges of the smaller piece will be in the center of the larger piece.

Leaving the raw edges of the larger piece unstitched, sew around the long sides and fold of the larger piece, catching the raw edges of the smaller piece in the seam. I used a 1/4" seam allowance.

Turn right side out.and your chapstick pocket will appear. Its already taking shape!

Place the raw edges of the larger piece inside the hardware. I used hardware originally intended for key fabs. Place chapstick holder with hardware between a towel or other clean, soft material. Gently tap hardware closed using a hammer.

 That's it, you're done. You now have a chapstick holder that took you less than 30 minutes to make and will save you a TON on madness!

If you would like to own a chapstick cozy, but don't have a crafty bone in your body, no worries! You can purchase one from my Etsy shop Sew Help Me by Marissa!

*Update, I recently included this post in a Chic on a Shoestring Decorating link up!