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« on: May 25, 2006 12:35:33 PM »

A request by a swap partner for something to keep her from losing her chapstick has resulted in this little beauty.  I love it - so handy (thanks bloo!)



So, the lipbalm/lipstick cozy tutorial for all you folks who are interested:

I use very small seam allowances, so you may want to play with the fabric size, but:

(sorry about the monster size pics - I don't seem to be able to make them smaller when they are in a portrait orientation)

sew into tube, then turn inside out.  press flat.


tuck under the raw ends and sew shut.


get out your favorite lipbalm and measure it to the cozy (I've made mine loose to fit all sizes, you may want to make yours more precise).  The fold should be made with the seam on the top, because we will be turning it inside out later.  This is the part that your lipbalm will sit in.


fold the other side down so the edges meet and pin (excess pinning due to nervousness that super-pinner grandma-in-law may read this - I actually don't normally pin it at all, I just sew carefully)


turn the two pockets inside out.  press flat.


the hardware.  I'm using a D-ring here, but I've also used a clip which is more versitile.  Also need a snap (or velcro if you feel brave).


put top snap on.  You have to wiggle it down into the longer tube so the top portion doesn't show when the cozy is done.


then fold over the cozy, sewing D-ring inbetween.


Then put on bottom snap in appropriate spot (again, wiggled into pouch). 


Ta-da!


This is my first tute, so if it is confusing let me know and I will see if I can make it more clear.  Also, if anyone has any good ideas for design change, let me know please!  I think I will be making a lot as gifts.  It takes me about 20 minutes to make one now, but I'd like to use less fabric because the final sew gets a little thick for the machine.  So, feedback please!


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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006 01:18:56 PM »

I think that's absolutely brilliant ;] thanks for posting the tutorial Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006 01:25:22 PM »

I was so jealous when I saw this in the swap pictures, but now that you gave us the tutorial, I feel so much better!  Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006 01:27:53 PM »

  Shocked WOAH I would so buy this, or try to make one is my sewing machine was working. totally amazing, I love this to death! would you seriously consider selling one to me?
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006 01:28:51 PM »

s'mine!  Grin
Hey teapot, are you stalking our Canadian lettermail swap? Cool! 

Yes,  I received the lovely red one at the top and I love it- I'm using it right now, in fact!  Grin  I can see using it for other things too... rolling up money and hiding it inside, for example.  Or, storing a really small Tootsie Roll.  Cheesy

What a great way to use little bits of fabric, so clever.  Thanks for the great tute, vegbee!
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2006 01:32:07 PM »

Didn't you read the signature? "I'm stalking you!" LOL!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2006 01:34:08 PM »

Yeah, I read it.... but I didn't know to take it personally!   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006 01:39:15 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2006 02:17:50 PM »

That's so cute  Smiley  I need one...think I'll go rummage through my stash of odd fabrics...
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2006 02:47:01 PM »

ooooh I just made mine! I love it! great idea, thanks!
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