quick and easy Clip on pen holder

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This is so easy and you can stick a pen onto anything and not have to worry about damaging it weather its a planner, notebook, textbook, binder!

All you need is glue, binder clips 1″ and Fold over Elastic or 1″ ribbon

cut a piece of Fold over elastic at 2 1/4″ in length, glue the one side like so! and then do that on the other side

And then thats it! stick it on your books and your ready to go!, there are alot of fun different types of Fold over elastics with different prints, you can make these really cute these days!

Notebook Pen Holder Sewing Tutorial

Things you will need for this tutorial

Cotton or Canvas fabric

Elastic or Fold over elastic (FOE)

Notebook you wish to put the holder on (for sizing)

Cut 2 pieces the height of your book by 3″ (My book was a standard size 8 1/2 x 10 so my pieces measured 10″ x 3″, Cut a shorter piece half the length of your longer pieces also 3″ wide (my pieces measure 5″ x 3″)

The short piece is the front of the slip pocket

Cut your elastic 1″ less the length of your longer pieces (my elastic would be 9″ in length since my larger pieces of fabric were 10″)

Take the shorter piece of fabric and  fold down the short end 1/4″ – Iron to hold it in place, sew about 1″ away from the edge to create a hem

Lay the longer piece of fabric down with the right side facing up, place the elastic on top (if its a pretty elastic or has a shiny side have that side facing up) Place the elastic down with one edge of the elastic along the left side of the first piece of fabric, lay the pocket piece ontop with the wrong side facing up

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place the last piece of fabric on top with the right side facing down

Sew along 3 edges leaving the one end open for turning

Flip the piece right side out and then sew down the middle of the fabric which will create 2 spots for 2 pens

Fold in the edges of the hole and slip the elastic in and sew the hole closed with a top stitch, continue to top stitch the entire piece and then your done!

Make one for each book, your text books – Great way to keep a highlighter on hand for your studying and great for the minimalist in you who hates to have to much bulk and a billion pens when your walking to class!

Hope you enjoy and please Pin This and check out the video tutorial!




Sewing tutorial – Cross Body Water bottle holder

Hey guys! its almost summer where i am from and we will be frequenting the local zoo’s, theme parks and going on hikes! Its always my goal to make sure my kids get an obseen amount of water haha if you have kids you know kids just LOVE holding things… haha 😐 so without having them hold it whats the next best thing!? Strap it too them!

So i decided to make my own cross body holders for my kids cups, the cups i have for my kids are the Thermos brand which can be found walmart, toys r us and the contigo brand which can be found walmart or costco

This tutorial will have measurements for these particular cups but i will show you how to measure your cup to make a cross body water bottle holder for any size bottle

Download the PDF to view the pattern measurements and if you would like to print it out you can do that but it is fairly easy to replicate

Materials – Canvas Fabric

Optional D- Rings

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you will need a Main fabric, a lining fabric (if using canvas do not stabalize, if using cotton stabalize)

cut 2 rectangles, cut 2 circles, for strapping cut 2 – 2 1/2″ strip of fabric, measure from the front of your waist over your shoulder to the back of your waist, add 6″ more for the D rings if you choose to add those)

Note* If you are doing a two tone bag split the measurement in half and add 1/2″ to each piece

Fold the fabrics length wise, sew down the raw edge to create a tube, attach the circle to the one end of the tube with a ton of pins, take your time and carefully line up the edges of the tube with the edges of your circle

When sewing the Main fabric of the bag use a 1/4″ seem allowance, when sewing the lining of the bag use a 1/2″ seam allowance this will allow your lining to fit nicely inside the outer piece.

This is how they should look, turn the outside piece right sides out and leave the lining inside out.

place the lining inside the outer bag, fold in the edges of the lining and the outer bag, if your adding D rings place 3″ piece of strap through the ring and sandwich it in between the two layers of fabric, if your not using a D ring then evenly space your straps inbetween the two layers of fabric

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Top stitch along the edge of the bag aas close to the edge as possible securing the straps, if using a D ring slip the strap through folding it back on itself 1″ and sew to secure the strap to the bag