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« on: August 11, 2009 10:57:26 AM »

Hello Everyone,

I just want to share this with you and all comments are welcomed.  I am not sure it is in the right place.

I have been making these for my DD and her swaps.

The circle is the yoyo glued into the top and the other piece is made to wrap the bottle.  You can make them out of felt and do decorative stitching.


These where easy to make the paisley fabric is for the next size up in medicine bottles (Walgreen's).  Their bottle has the reverse top.  Now I am trying to work out my pattern for the bottle that are child proof (more like adult proof, I can't hardly get into them...LOL).  I am at a stand still until I get more medicine bottles.... or find a different route to take.

Tutorial is:  
1)  Cut 1 - the circle the size you feel fits your bottle (mine 3 inches).

2)  Cut 2 -  Bottle wrap you measure around your bottle and add 1/4 on each end to turn it. (mine is 4 1/4 inches so cut 5 inches).  You can always shorten to fit.

Then you sew around your bottle so it should slide up and down.  Glue your yoyo in place and you are done.  Optional:  you can use felt and embellish anyway you want with stitches beads, the list is long.

If you have any questions please PM, I will gladly try to answer.


These are made out of felt; poka dot and hand stitching with beads.

These one I found a button all most like golf ball ... have finish Hole In One....
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 01:34:32 PM »

I would think they would be top heavy, but I love the idea. Maybe keep the pins on top and heavier stuff in the bottle? Cute though I would be knocking them over all the time.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 02:44:39 PM »

Surprising enough they are not top heavy...you can cover a washer with fabric to fix inside for weight as well.

I have been working on different aspects for weight and different bottles.

You can set the top on flat surface and use it then...have pins ready for your project.

I was trying to turn a sad situation into a positive one.....friend of mine is on all kinds of meds for her kidney and liver.  She had so many bottles.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 03:00:51 PM »

Sad to hear about your friend. I have tons, mostly blood pressure, and just like the hoarder in me, have a bag full. If I did jewelry I'd use them for beads, but like I said earlier, I am clumsy, so the washer is a great idea.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009 04:57:43 PM »

lovesclutter PM me with addy and I will send you one....

We use the bottles for everything jewelry, screws, buttons, snaps, needles, nails...anything that will fit in.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009 10:50:01 AM »

These are adorable, panda! I have an extra wide medicine bottle from some antibiotics I was on a few months ago that would be perfect for one of these, and I need a new pincushion. Waha!

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009 12:29:06 PM »

Thank you Song4
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009 01:19:23 AM »

I love that it holds inside of it and on top of it.

Great re-use of a medicine bottle!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009 10:16:12 AM »

Wow! These are fabulous! I can't wait to give it a try. I have a small stash of these bottles that I couldnt yet figure our how to reuse! I cant recycle them here, the number is too high. I even checked at a few pharmacys to see if they had a recycle program, that was a no. So I am thrilled to see these. Little bits of fabric and a recycle bottle, and I end up with something cute and useful! Yours are so adorable. Can't wait to give these a try. Thank you for sharing.


Just made this one up with sea turtle fabric.
Thanks again Panda. Love this. Thanks for the idea and the great tute.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009 05:03:33 AM »

amarchan I like your turtle......thanks for sharing your.

I was hoping people could use this idea.  It does not have to be for sewing it can be use for cross stitch, beading, and just emergency sewing kit. Small travel kits...you can put them in a corner of suitcase, clove box, back pack.

Everyone keep you pictures and any ideas coming...........:0).
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