Key ring Chapstick holder, zip drive, change purse sewing Tutorial
This key ring is such a great little gift to give, both useful and adorable. It holds change or chapstick, lip gloss and lipstick. If made in a masculine fabric it can be keeper for a Thumb drive or chapstick holder for a guy too!
This project is for someone with a little sewing experience.
Scrap of cotton
Plastic coil zipper at least 4″ long
Scrap of ribbon
Cut 2 rectangles 2″x 5″
Zigzag around edges to prevent fraying.
When using a zigzag to finish an edge, the left side of the stitch will go on the fabric and the right side of the stick will be off the fabric.
Pin zipper face down to the right side of fabric . Match the end of the zipper that has the metal stop with the edge of the fabric. This will leave the extra tail of zipper with the pull off the fabric.
Sew at 1/4″ seam allowance. Do not sew to close to the zipper or it will not function properly
Pin with right sides together.
Sew with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Top stitch the zipper on each side.
Fold ribbon in half and place raw edge even with the edge of the fabric. Pin on place.
On the side with the pull, bring the pull down about half way. At the top zigzag over the zipper to create a stop.
The zigzag should be wide and short.
Place the other ribbon over this new “stop”.
Zigzag over the ribbon in the same way as creating the stop. Do this for both sides.
Fold the right sides together and pin. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Make sure zipper is at least slightly open at this next step so you can turn your work.
Match the center of the zipper with the seam then bring the outer fold to meet then seam and zipper. Pin in place.Repeat this process on each side of the zipper.
With a straight stitch sew across the top and bottom. Be sure to back stitch for strength. I sewed back and forth across the short side about 3 times. This step gives a boxed effect and a more professional looking finish. you can sew this flat as well but it will change the look a bit.