It has been a while since we have had a spin and I am very excited today to introduce my guest, Kayarna Pepper. Kayarna is a member of my Facebook group where we have all been sharing projects we have been working on. I asked if anyone would like to share a project on my blog and Kayarna volunteered to Spin the Pins and share her take on making a Hand Sanitizer Holder. Kayarna has never written a tutorial before, but has done a fantastic job. I’m sure you will enjoy this project – Spin the Pins – Kayarna’s Hand Sanitizer Holder!!
Hand Sanitizer Holder.
What you need:
- 2 x Coordinating fabrics of your choice. I used quilting cotton.
- Depending on fabric choice, you may need fusible interfacing.
- Elastic – approximately 1” wide
- Coordinating thread
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Removable marker
- Seam ripper
- Button to match fabric
- Sewing machine
- Small bottle of hand sanitizer (mine was 50ml)
- Cut 1 of each fabric and 1 of fusible interfacing to be 2 ½ “x 10 ”. Choose which one will be your outer and which one will be your lining. For mine, floral was outer and the polka dots is the lining.
- Cut an extra piece of your outer fabric to 2 ½ “ x 6 “. This will become your handle.
- Cut elastic to 3” long.
This is what you should end up with:
- Iron interfacing to wrong side of outer fabric.
5. Take your liner piece and with your removable marker mark half way and then from that line, make another line 1 5/8” inch from the half way line. Draw an “X” at the end of the liner closest to your last line.
6. Pin elastic along the 1 5/8” line. Match up the cut ends of elastic with the raw edges. Pin excess elastic in the middle to keep it out of the seam allowance.
- Press down ¼ “ of the “x” end of your lining towards the wrong side of the fabric and do the same with the outer fabric. If outer fabric is directional, make sure it’s the bottom of the fabric that you press under (my “x” has disappeared because my removable marker irons off)
- Place liner and outer fabric right sides together, pin and then sew around all 3 sides, pivoting at corners using
¼ “ seam. Leave folded ends open. Trim all 4 corners
- Turn right side out. Push corners out and press.
- At this stage, I change the pin position. Pull elastic over so it is flush down the sides of the fabric. Set holder aside.
- Take handle fabric. Fold one of the short ends over ¼ “ and press. Fold in half lengthways and press. Open it up to reveal a crease. Fold the 2 raw edges of the long sides to the middle fold line that you just created and press. Leave folded and then fold the whole piece in half lengthways, press and then topstitch down the 2 long sides and the short end that is tucked in pivoting at each corner.
- Insert and pin raw edge of your handle piece about 3/8” into the open end of the holder. Make sure it is centered. Increase stitch length on your machine. Place holder under foot with the elastic side up and top stich around the whole holder ensuring to be careful going over the elastic as it can shift and won’t be level on both sides.
- Put a button hole in the end of the handle piece running along the length of the handle. TIP: Put a pin in the end of your button hole before using your seam ripper to open it up. This will prevent you from cutting right through the end.
- Working on the other end of the holder, insert a button hole about ¾ “ from the end of the holder. This button hole must be across the width.
- Now insert a button hole on the halfway mark you made earlier across the width your holder. It needs to just fall short of the top stitching.
16. Fold in half and put removable marker through the center of your button hole at the end to mark where to sew your button on.
17. Sew button on.
- Remove lid of sanitiser and insert bottle through the elastic and through the large button hole in the center. Replace lid. Attach handle to button and then fold the flap up and do up the last button.
- Hang on the interior or exterior of your bag to save you scrounging around for it when it would normally be lost in the bottom your bag.
Fantastic Kayarna!! I for one, can’t wait to make one or two or three! Thank you so much for sharing with us!
If you make one of Kayarna’s Hand Sanitiser Holders please share a photo!
Until next time