Hand Sanitizer Bottle Holder Tutorial

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Hey! Welcome to the blog post for the Hand sanitizer bottle holder

If you are coming from my youtube tutorial you will find the pattern link and products i used

If you are coming from Craftsy.com then you will find more information, photos and links to the products i used, If you havnt already watched the Video tutorial visit www.youtube.com/charmedbyashley

The things you will need

Pattern is located over at - www.craftsy.com

Cotton Fabric, or Canvas fabric

(if you are using Cotton fabric i recommend using an interfacing such as a light or medium weight)

I use pellon light weight fusible interfacing

Kam Snaps

Or you can create a button hole and use a regular button, or sew on snaps

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Head over to www.Craftsy.com to download the pattern and cut out the pieces out of the fabric of your choice

This fabric i grabbed over at Hobby Lobby (2017) i love me some Palm fabric hehe

i used my light weight interfacing and ironed that onto the back of each piece

Now i will take the "pocket Piece" fold it with the wrong sides together and press, then i take my "main pieces" and fold the little tab down at the end and press

 

Now i will top stitch along the folded edge of the pocket pieces and then top stitch along the folded edge of the tabs on all of the pieces

when doing the pocket piece you can lay the piece flat and top stitch either side or you can sew the pocket piece closed, make sure your stop stitch isĀ  about o1/8" of an inch away from the edge

This is how they should all look

Now you will layer the pieces, main piece right sides up, pocket piece on top with the "tabs" lined up, and the last main piece on top right side facing down.

You will sew around the whole thing but dont sew the "tab" part shut as that is the place you will flip your holder and its also the hole your bottle lid will poke through

make sure when you are sewing along you do a quarter of an inch seam allowance, if you need direction on how to sew this please follow my link to the tutorial šŸ˜€

Also when you start sewing start next to the "tabs" and lock your stitches a bunch when you go to flip it right sides out there will be pressure on those stitches and you dont want it to bust back open again.

Now flip it right sides out

i did a top stitch around the top of the holder (do not top stitch on the pocket)

put inĀ  your bottle and test out where you want your snaps to be and then install your snaps, i slipped a binder ring around the closure to hook onto my keychain, backpack, purse, or planner

Easy Confetti Poppers

Easy Confetti Poppers!

Perfect for Parties, New years eve and Gender Reveals!

Things you will need

1 – Toilet paper roll

“2 – Standard size balloons

3 – Some sort of wide tape

4 – Confetti (bought or home made)

5 – Construction paper / Card stock


Save those toilet rolls so you can make a bunch, use tissue paper cut into tiny squares or grab the dots from your hole puncherĀ  for some inexpensive confetti

Cut a piece of card stock to fit the length and circumference of your tube, its about 4″ x 5 1/2″

Take your balloon and tie a knot at the end of the balloon, cut off the top of the balloon about half way

Stretch the knotted side of the balloon over the end of your toilet paper roll, it might deform your roll a bit and you can reinforce your roll with cardstock in side it or just try to form it back into a cylindrical tube

Use some sort of wide tape, masking tape, packing or duct tape to secure the balloon to the tube

Now its time to decorate the card stock that will go around your tube, you have the option of keeping it plain or you can decorate with gel pens, washi tape, printed duct tape or glitter!

Now you can use a tape runner or glue and apply it over the back completely and apply the card stock to the tube, it will add some more interest, rigidity, and cover up the balloon and tape


Lace Zipper Square Pouch tutorial



Things you will need

Cotton Fabric a lining and an outer fabric

For this tutorial i chose this unicorn print and a plain lining, this print is from Joann Fabrics

I also used medium OR light weight interfacing, the interfacing will add structure to the bag as the cotton is too flimsy and will lay flat otherwise

i used Grosgrain ribbon for the ribbon accents on the sides of the bag

Fabric – 8″x12″ 2 in main fabric, 2 in lining fabric

Zipper – 8-9″ in length

Interfacing Cut 2 at 8 x 12″

**FINISHED PRODUCT MEASURES 5 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ tall

My Fabric is direction so i will be placing the fabric in the opposite ways so that it appears right side up on the bag

First take main fabric and lining fabric and place right sides together, do this for the other two pieces

Sew along the one side (8″ side) at the top of your fabric if its direction

flip right sides out and press that seam

do that for the other side

you will then sew this zipper on top, do one side at a time placing the zipper along the edge of the sew side of your fabric, make sure your fabric doesnt get too close to the teeth of the zipper on the underside so it doesn’t end up catching in the teeth once the bag is complete

use a matching thread so it will be invisible to the naked eye, in my machine i put a pink thread on the top of my machine and kept a white thread on my bobbin, the pink will be on top and the white will be underneath

once you are done sewing on y our zipper put ride sides together, main fabric right sides together with itself and the lining right sides together

we will be sewing down each side, in this photo i will be sewing the left side and the right side

Once done you will be able to unzip your zipper and open it up and put it right sides out, but then we will put it inside out and flatten it like shown, make sure the zipper and the bottom seam are lined up

we will then insert our 2″ piece of ribbon, you might need to unzip your zipper to get the pull out of the way, use pins or clips to keep it all together as it can be tricky to hole it all in place

fold theĀ  ribbon in half and insert between the seam and the zipper, make sure the raw edges of the ribbon are lined up with the raw edges of the bag, sew along each side of your bag

**the raw edges will be exposed and that is fine at this point

Now we will cut notches into all 4 sides of the bag, i measured a 1 1/4″ by 1 1/4″ square and cut it out, the depth of your bag is depending on this measurement

my bag is 2 1/2″ high, whatever your measurement ofĀ  your square is multiply that by 2 and that will be the height of your bag

After you cut your notches you will grab some bias tape or 1 to 1 1/2″ ribbon and cover up those raw edges, you will do this again with the next step so keep that bias tape handy

After you are done covering the sides with bias take u will then flatten each of your cuts taking the side seams and lining it up with the middle of that cut, basically take your cut open it and squish it the opposite way, line up all the fabric making sure your lining and main body fabric is all lined up together

Do this for all 4 sides, once you have sewn all 4 sides, and covered with bias tape you will carefully undo the zipper providing you gave yourself some room to access it hahah! flip it right sides out and poke the corners and your done!