With this free chapstick holder keychain pattern, make a cute keychain to hold your lip balm or chapstick to clip onto your purse or backpack.
I live in a cold area and during the winter my lips always get chapped. It’s either the harsh wind and cold temperature outside or the dry heat inside. My lips just don’t stand a chance.
I hate digging through my purse to find my chapstick, or checking my pockets only to find I left it at home. And have you ever seen a chapstick go throught the washer and dryer? It’s bad.
To remedy this problem I created a free chapstick holder sewing pattern that has a clip on it. It can be clipped to your keys, purse, or backpack, and now I always know where to find it!
What fabric works for a chapstick holder?
The best fabric to use for a chapstick holder is quilting cotton. It isn’t too thick, but it’s still strong and durable. Quilting cotton is easy fabric to sew, easy fabric to find, and it comes in so many prints and colors.
This chapstick holder is a great way to use up all those quilting cotton scraps that you love!
Should I use interfacing?
Yes! It’s important to use interfacing with this chapstick holder to give it shape, strength, and durability. It also makes it so the chapstick holder holds it shape after it’s done. You’ll never have to iron or worry about the corners curling up.
What is a PDF sewing pattern?
A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.
I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!
Do you love to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:
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Free Chapstick Holder Keychain Pattern
- Chapstick Holder Keychain Pattern – Get the free pattern at the end of the post
- 12 inch by 12 inch scrap of quilting cotton
- 12 inch by 12 inch scrap of lightweight interfacing
- Keychain hook clip*
- plastic snaps and setting tool*
- Sewing tools
- sewing machine
Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $4. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!
Use the pattern to cut two pieces of quilting cotton fabric.
Use the pattern to cut one piece of interfacing.
Fuse the interfacing to the back of one of the pattern pieces.
Transfer the markings from the pattern to the fabric.
Pin the two pieces of fabric together with right sides together.
Sew around the edge with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Leave a 2 inch hole for turning.
Turn the holder right side out. Be careful to not pop any seams when pushing the top flap through the small neck area. It takes a bit of work.
Roll the seams and press the edges flat.
Edgestitch around 1/8 inch from the edge and close the hole.
Fold the bottom up on the marked line. Sew on the edgestitch lines on each side and backstitch when starting and stopping. This creates a little pocket.
Slide the hook clip onto the top of the holder to the skinny section. Fold the top flap down on the marked line. Sew a line of stitching across as close to the clip hook as possible securing the clip hook between the two layers.
Add plastic snaps to the two marks with snap setter pliers. Make sure that the snaps face each other when the flap is closed.
Add chapstick or lip balm or lip gloss and close!
Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather