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Monday, January 20, 2014

Lip balm cozies and crayon rolls

Last week I sewed several lipbalm keychain cozies, some crocheted ones with button loop, some smaller crayon rolls and a sewn soap saver.

I was enjoying making the crochet ones at first, but once I found the sewn ones I decided they were more enjoyable to make. Doesn't help that they were quicker!
My favorite thing to make was the sewn soap savers. The funny thing was I posted the link for it a long time ago and never made it back then. I wish I had. It was a lot of fun. I can get almost twenty soap savers from a bath towel for $3! The sewing process is quick too! The hardest part is figuring out how much to fold it. I recommend practicing on rags first!
I haven't had a chance to try it out yet because I need to order some more soap first. The ones I'm making are made to fit a Simply Cleansing soap bar specifically.
I love the idea of soap savers to begin with and the fact that these are made of terry cloth, even better!
The crayon rolls are fun too. You can make two from a fat quarter. I'm so behind on my tutorials but I plan to make one for these someday.

To see the pattern for the lipbalm keychain holders click here. If you have a thrift store nearby, look for cheap purses. I've found they usually have at least two d-rings on them. I made some without the d-ring by making a flap but would have preferred to have the d-ring.

To see the pattern for the crochet ones, click here. These looked hard at first, but were actually quite easy. In fact, I made a few changes. I chained 2, then put 10 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Then, I went around and around until the picture shows to add the button and continued on the rest of the way like the pattern says.

I will work on making up a pattern for the crayon roll or at least some instructions to how I did it. I especially like the new velcro closure that I used. This way kids can open and close it themselves. I used to make them with ribbon ties...

The pattern for the sewn soap saver is already found on my blog.

until next time!


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