As countries around the world try to slow the spread of COVID-19, keeping your hands clean is more important than ever. And attaching a bottle of hand sanitiser to your bag is a great way to make sure you always have the means to wash your hands.
Follow our quick and easy tutorial to find out how to make a DIY hand sanitiser holder for your bag or backpack. This homemade hand gel holder clips easily onto your bag with a key chain to make sure it’s there whenever you need to wash your hands on the go.
How to Make a DIY Hand Sanitiser Holder
Find out how to make your own hand gel holder by watching our video tutorial or reading the step-by-step instructions below!
What you need
- VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Ovals
- Fabric of your choice
- Key ring
- Small bottle of hand sanitiser
- Sewing machine
- Paper and pencil
- Bag or backpack
What to do
1) Make a template and cut your material
To make this hand sanitiser design fit any size bottle, start by creating a custom template. 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. Use this to cut out the first two pieces of fabric for your hand gel holder.
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) Start sewing
You can use a sewing machine or a needle and thread at this stage – it’s completely up to you.
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
Before you turn your hand gel holder inside out, make small clips around the edges to ensure more rounded corners. Fold it inside out and use a pen to poke out the corners!
4) Attach VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Ovals
Slide in a bottle of hand sanitiser 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
Last but not least, slide a key chain over the long flap to help you attach your DIY hand sanitiser hold to your bag or backpack.
And that’s it! Let us know if you try your hand at this useful craft idea!
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