Don’t you just hate how your lip balm or lipstick falls to the bottom of your purse? Leaving you endlessly digging for them, especially during the winter months with chap lips are so hard to avoid. One alternative is to put it in your pocket, but if you’re like me either what you are wearing has no pockets, or when you put it in your pocket you forget to get it out at the end of the day. In my case, that means it is gong to be washed, and I am not going to have it tomorrow. The other alternative is to make a simple lip balm or lipstick holder that you can hook on to your key ring, purse handle, or back pack. This lip balm holder sews up in minutes and is also a quick and easy gift paired with either a homemade or store bought lip balm.
16 inches of 1 1/2 inch wide grosgrain ribbon
1 inch binder ring
Fraycheck (optional) (could also use a glue like elmers and let it dry to stop fraying)
Step One: Cut Ribbon to 16 inch length.
Step Two: Fray check ends (optional)
Step Three: With right sides of the ribbon together sew at 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Step Four: Turn Ribbon right sides out and top stitch along sewn end at 1/8″. (this step can be skipped)
Step Five: Fold up sewn end 2 and 3/4 inches and press with iron.
Step Six: Sew each side of the ribbon fold at 1/8 inch seam allowance. This will make a pocket for the lip balm stick and leave a loop to insert the binder ring.
Step Seven: Insert binder ring in loop and lip balm stick to the pouch.
Now, you will not have to go digging in the bottom of your bag or purse for your lip balm. You can clip to to your bag or purse handle, a zipper pull, or even you keys.