DIY Simple Chapstick Holder Tutorial

Never lose your lip balm again!

This chapstick holder with a keychain ring on it is going to make your life so much easier.  Why?  Because now you won't have to rummage around in the bottom of your bag looking for the lip balm.

Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - fbDIY Keychain Lip Balm Holder

Do you have clapped lips?  I do.  Multiple times a day I use lip balm.  And keeping it handy while on the go was a problem.  The solution was to make some sort of lip balm holder.

So today, I would like to share with you a free DIY chapstick holder keychain pattern.  This lip balm holder pattern is super cute, super easy, and super quick to make.

My lip balm cozies pattern fits standard size lip balms, chapsticks, and some lipsticks.  It is ideal to attach to your purse, tote bag, backpack, belt loop, diaper bag,  gym bag, or wherever you need it most. So make more than one.  Attach them everywhere.

 Anyone with beginner or basic sewing skills will have no trouble making this chapstick holder.  Need a practical sewing project for someone learning to sew?  This is a fun beginner sewing pattern.  Or check out our list of 30+ free easy beginner sewing projects and patterns.

Keep reading this post for a photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions or watch the YouTube video to learn how to make a lip balm holder.

COMPLETE VIDEO TUTORIAL AVAILABLE! The video below is a preview, to watch the whole video tutorial, click the link DIY Simple Chapstick Holder Tutorial to watch in Youtube.

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Chap Stick Holder - Lip Balm Holder

How to sew a chapstick holder 

Skill Level: Beginners
Time: Less than a half-hour

what you will need for the DIY fabric chapstick holder:

Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Supplies

  • Scraps of quilting cotton
  • Lightweight or featherweight fusible interfacing
  • 3/8" Ribbon
  • Keyring/Zipper Pull
  • Standard sewing supplies
  • Regular size lip balm

INSTRUCTIONS to make a chapstick holder


Start by cutting the fabric. You will need to cut two pieces of cotton fabric and one piece of interfacing 2" wide and 7" long.

Cut a piece of ribbon 3" long.


Following the manufacturer’s instruction, iron the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the fabric strips.Chap Stick Holder Keychain - Fuse Interfacing


Fold the ribbon in half and center it on the short side of the fused fabric piece.  Pin. Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Add Ribbon


Turn under 1/4 inch and iron the bottom edge of the two fabric pieces.Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Crease Edge

Place the two pieces of fabric with right sides together and pin around the whole thing.Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Pin Together

Stitch along three sides of the chapstick holder using a ¼” seam allowance, leaving the bottom end unsewn. Sew up one long side, across the short side containing the ribbon and down the other long side. Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Sew Around

Clip the corners and turn right side out.  Push out corners and press flat.Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Turn

Stitch bottom closed using a 1/8” seam.


Next, fold the bottom up 2 ½ inches toward the top and pin.Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Turn Edge

Edgestitch 1/8” from the edge around the perimeter of the entire lip balm holder. Check out our edgestitch tutorial if you're not sure how to edgestitch. Chap Stick Holder Tutorial - Sew Around


Now it is time to attach the keyring.   Slip the keyring into the ribbon loop. Chap Stick HolderAll done!  Super Easy! It's so easy that you should probably make multiples!!!

This lip balm cozy is the perfect gift to sew for neighbors, teachers, and friends or an accessory for yourself. Whip up as a quick stocking stuffer, have on hand for an instant gift, or create for a bazaar or craft show.

Chap Stick Holder BackA look at the back of chapstick holder

I hope you love sewing this lip balm holder keychain.




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Some Other Easy Sewing Projects

Fabric Cord Wrap Fabric Cord Wrap - keep electric cords and charger cords organized and tidy by making an easy cord wrap from scrap fabric.

Simple tote bag - is another easy beginner sewing project.  

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