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Topic: Chapstick Holder (on a D ring for your keychain)  (Read 13387 times)
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« on: May 14, 2007 04:54:32 PM »

I finally made a chapstick  holder! I love all the knitted and crocheted ones people make but I cannot knit or crochet. And if you keep reading this message, you'll find I'm not that great of a sewer either, but I manage to get by.

Onto the pictures--


CHAPSTICK-It has a snap closure. Which was tough since my snap setter does not really fit in the tube where the chapstick goes.

ME=BAD SEWER-All that fabric folded over did not make the sewing machine too happy. I've got to find a new way to use less fabric on top. Or learn to sew. Or get a better sewing machine.

I bought some bigger D-rings and even the hooky ones (yeah, that's their technical name). Now if I could get the hang of sewing without looking like I'm drunk and hard of seeing, and all the people in my life will be getting wonderful chapstick holders.

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007 05:12:22 PM »



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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007 05:19:03 PM »

thank you for linking that, that is where i found my tutorial from; i forgot to link back/mention it. i'm not awesome enough to come up with these sorts of things on my own.

in the future, when i make these, rather than fold the top half over twice, i'm just going to do it once. otherwise, you have like 4 layers of fabric to go through, and then almost 6 on the edges, where the initial fabric is tubed along the seam.


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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007 07:08:25 PM »

Oh wow what a good idea! I'm always losing mine and end up dumping out my purse or just buying new ones. Plus, yours is super cute.

« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007 09:08:27 PM »

i actually had the same problem (both with the snap and the fabric thickness) when i first started making these, so here's my solution...

i actually used one thin strip of fabric about four and a half times as long as my chapstick, and about 2 inches wide. i folded one end over twice (about 1/4") and hemmed it, then laid the fabric right side up, and folded both ends over (making sure the chapstick would fit in one end). but before i sewed it up, i clipped a piece of elastic and put it on the inside, then when i stitched i made sure to go over it a few times. then i turned both pockets inside out and added the d-ring! hope this helps.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007 06:54:43 AM »

I love your fabric choice and the pink shap is SO CUTE. I have got to make some of these since I am a chapstick-aholic. This is a great idea because I have about 300 D rings and nothing to do with them!

Personal swap, anyone?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007 03:39:45 AM »

those are so cute!  and functional too!
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