As the world tries to slow the spread of COVID-19, keeping your hands clean while you’re on the go is more important than ever.
Follow our quick and easy tutorial to find out how to make a DIY hand sanitizer holder for your purse, bag or backpack. This homemade hand gel holder clips easily onto your bag with a key chain to make sure you always have a bottle of hand sanitizer to hand when you need to wash your hands on the go!
How to Make a DIY Hand Sanitizer Holder
Watch our video tutorial or read our step-by-step instructions to find out what to do!
What you need
- VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Ovals
- Fabric of your choice
- Key ring
- Hand sanitizer
- Sewing machine
- Paper and pencil
- Bag or backpack
What to do
1) Make a template and cut your material
This hand sanitizer holder tutorial can be adapted to fit ANY SIZE bottle so start by creating a template that you will use to cut your fabric to the right size. Draw around your hand gel bottle with a pencil and then draw another outline 1/2 inch all the way around it. Round off the corners and cut it out. Repeat twice.
Next, fold another piece of fabric in half and fold down the long flap on your paper template. Use this to cut out another piece of fabric. When you’ve finished this stage, you should have three pieces of fabric to work with.
2) Sew your hand sanitizer holder together
Now to start sewing! This DIY hand gel holder is easiest to make with a sewing machine but if you don’t have one, a needle and thread works just as well.
Fold and iron a small flap at the bottom of each piece of fabric. Then lay them on top of each other and sew all the way around the edge.
3) Turn it inside out
Once you’ve finished sewing, clip the corners of your hand sanitizer holder and fold it inside out. It helps to use a pen to poke out the corners!
4) Attach VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Ovals
Slide in a bottle of hand sanitizer and stick one side of a set of ovals to the main body of the hand gel holder and another to the long flap. This will provide a quick and easy fastener.
5) Attach a key chain
Finally, slide a key chain over the long flap. When the flap is folded over, the key chain will stay in place and make it easy to attach your DIY hand sanitizer holder to your purse or backpack.
And that’s it! Let us know if you try your hand at this useful craft idea!
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