20 minute crafter - chapstick cozy - {five minute edition}

Need to make a bunch of gifts for not much and in a hurry?  This craft costs pennies to make, uses scraps of fabric and takes less than five minutes to make.  Package them cutely and they would make great teacher, neighbor, secret santa gifts and more. :) Wanna make some? 
You need two pieces of heavy weight fabric measuring 2in by 9in each.  If you want to use quilting cotton just strengthen them by adding a layer of heavy weight iron on interfacing OK?  You will also need a d-ring in 2in size (search etsy for "d-ring").  
With the right sides together sew along three sides of your pieces using 1/4in seam.  Clip the corners. 
Turn right side out, push out corners using scissors or chop stick, press with iron, tucking in the un-sewn end by about 1/4in but not sewing closed yet.  
Fold up closed end about 2 1/2in.  Press with an iron. 
Sewing as close to the edge as you can (I think I used about 1/8in) sew along the three sides as shown. 
Fold the open end down an inch.  Press with an iron.  
Slide d-ring into place and using your machine sew along the open edge.  
Add your favorite brand of chapstick and you've got a great little gift in less than five minutes! Keeps your chapstick handy on your keys and keeps you from having to dig around in your purse!  :)
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15 comments:

Emily said...

These are so cute! I'll have to make some as stocking stuffers. I'm making several items (scarves, pillows, key fobs, etc...) for a craft fair. Would it be okay if I sell some of these? If not, I completely understand. In any case, thanks for sharing and they will be fun gifts to make.

Happy Hodge Podge said...

Thanks. I'm going to make these with my daughter for "bestie" gifts!

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

That is an utterly brilliant idea, especially as we head into the dry, dry months. I might add a flap and a snap when I make them. Thanks!!

Alex said...

This would be great for hand sanitizer as well. Must. Make. Now.

{northern cottage} said...

how stinkin cute are these?? I just got done making a dozen chapstick cozies in a different more complicated way & THEN found yours....ohhh I like it! thanks for sharing!

Kelly B. said...

I love this I'm already making jean purses and filling them with sticking stuffers for my friends. So this will be a great addition and I love the idea so cute!!!!

April@ Natural Nester said...

Love this! I'm going to make these for our "swag bags" at our family bake day. The girls will love them! :)

Crafty_Mandy said...

Love!! I am going to make them for my daughter's doctors and nurses for Christmas!

Melissa said...

WOW!! Love it! I'm totally gonna do this today (or maybe tomorrow.) :) Thanks!

teacherchristy said...

Thank you for the idea! I made a few as stocking stuffers. Super easy!

Dodo said...

Love it! Can use clip hook as well. This is a wonderful idea. Must get started now for all the different holidays to come!

Jacqui Wristen said...

I got 2" d-rings off of easy (they came from someone who makes dog collars) and they are GIANT!!! LOL, note to you to find out what guage they are (i think these were 'heavy duty'). Can't wait to make... even though they are going to look a little silly ;)

Jacqui Wristen said...

I got 2" d-rings off of easy (they came from someone who makes dog collars) and they are GIANT!!! LOL, note to you to find out what guage they are (i think these were 'heavy duty'). Can't wait to make... even though they are going to look a little silly ;)

Pam in KC said...

I started with your tutorial and then modified it a bit. These are quick and easy to make, so I think I'm going to make a bunch to take to my next quilt retreat as retreat favor.

Sydney Zais said...

I made 2! It was SUPER easy! : ):) :) I skipped the ironing and it turned out fine... Thank you so much for the tutorial! I am a beggining sewwer, and this was super easy to follow.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

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