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 is  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 😀

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 in  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

Child Carseat Poncho pattern instructions

 This is my circle skirt pattern, i took the circumference of my daughters neck and the length from her neck line to her waist and then did some math...i would like to refer you over to an excellent video that shows you how to make a circle skirt

With a rectangle piece of paper folded in half you will measure from the fold the radius of the circle of you neckline.

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i measured my daughers neck and took that number which is the circumference and input it into my calculator C = 2πr

Radius Calculator – for me its easier to use this calculator


circle skirt tutorial – how to

Once you find the radius then you will measure from the folded edge from one side to the adjacent side leaving ticks along and then lining them up to create a quarter of a circle, measure along those tick marks the length of your skirt and then you will have the bottom of your skirt, cutting these out with the paper folded and then unfold the paper will reveal a half circle pattern

(this is very hard to explain so please click the link is the best way to learn and then come back!)

 to get the hood pattern i laid down a hoodie onto some paper and  traced around it as best i could also adding a half inch seam allowance

 I cut out 4 pieces for the hood, 2 of each fabric

 Sew the lining right sides together along the curved edge

sew the main fabric right sides together along the curved edge

flipping the hoods to reveal the right side of the fabric place the two hood pieces right sides together


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line up the edges that will be the edge that frames the face being sure to line up the seam (be sure the seam lines up as best as possible and pin that while then pinning to the edge.

once you have sewn that push the lining fabric into the main fabric and you will see the hood is in formation, top stitch along the edge that frames the face to finish it off.

lay the circles on the floor lining them up with right sides together, we will be inserting the hood in between the two fabrics

pinning the hood inside the two layers of fabric will allow all the seams to be hidden and no raw edges visible. sewing along this edge with a half inch seam allowance, once finished push the lining fabric through the hole to expose the ponch with right sides out, you should have the last seam left which is the one at the bottom along the entire skirt

I chose to fold in the edges to hide the raw edges and sew a 1/4″ seam allowance around the whole thing. there are many ways to do this and this process might take a bit of time but in the end no raw edges will be visible through the entire poncho and i prefer it this way

if you have any difficulties making this poncho i have created a video that you can visit over at my youtube channel which might fill in some of the gaps as in some situations its hard to explain things with words.

Newborn Scratch Mittens

Learn how to make adorably and extremely soft baby mittens, perfect for cold weather and to prevent scratching

Materials

Get the pattern here!

Minky Fabric – for the outer

Flannelette – for the lining

1/4″ – elastic

for 1 mitten cut out two pieces of each fabric, also 5″ of elastic

Place them against each other, right sides together. Normally i just wing things and dont use pins but minky tends to be  very slippery and shifts during the sewing process so i recommend a ton of pins.

This is a photo of a protype so disregard the fabric being different, once you have sewn around each glove leaving the cuff open turn the lining right side out and place that inside the outter piece like shown. If you have any difficulty understanding please check out my tutorial linked below!

Sew around the edge of the cut leaving a 1 inch Gap (which is used for turning)

This is how it will look when you turn it all right sides out with the 1″ hole visible

Place the lining inside the Minky fabric

Sew a 1/2″ hem around the cuff to create the casing for the elastic (the 1″ hole will now be used to insert the elastic)





put the elastic in using a safety pin and secure the two ends with your sewing machine. dont make it too tight as you dont want to cut off circulation on little baby

using a needle and thread do a blind stitch to sew up the 1″ hole and then your done!

So adorable and soft and perfect for my new niece who is ready to enter the world any day now <3!!