accessories

Essential Oil Travel Case Tutorial

I’m an essential oil girl. I love having a natural alternative for taking charge of my family’s health. But when I leave the house, I throw them in my purse, and they just end up rolling around at the bottom. I needed a way to safely carry them – and find them – when I’m on the go. So I sewed up this Essential Oil Travel Case, and they’re super easy to make!Essential Oil Travel Case Tutorial

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Supplies:

  • Fat quarter of woven fabric
  • Scrap of quilt batting
  • KAM snaps
  • Sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.

**This makes a travel case that perfectly fits 5ml bottles. If you want to make one for 15 ml bottles, you will need to alter the size by lengthening the short side of the fabric.

1.Cut two pieces of woven fabric 10in x 5 in. Also cut one piece of quilt batting the same size.

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2. Place the fabric right sides together, with the quilt batting against one wrong side. Zig-zag around all sides, leaving a small opening on one side. Clip the corners.

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3. Turn the fabric right side out. Press and topstitch around all four sides, closing the opening you left for turning.

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4. Fold the bottom of the fabric up about 3/4 of the way. This will create your pockets. Using your essential oil bottles as your guide, pin between the bottles and pin/clip the fabric together at each end. *You want to leave extra fabric at each end, as shown in the picture, for your snaps.

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5. Stitch down where you pinned, to make your pockets. Also stitch down the fabric ends.

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*You will have an extra “pocket” at each end that is too small for an oil bottle. This is important!

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6. Attach your snaps, one at each end, in that extra space. I use a KAM snap pliers to attach my snaps.

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Now slide your oils in, and you’re ready to go!

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Roll it up, snap it, and toss it in your purse.

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This case is a really fast sew (I think I made it in 30 minutes, including the time to take pictures), and so practical! The quilt batting gives your oils a little cushion, and the pockets keep them snugly in place.

Essential Oil Travel Case

No more digging around in the bottom of your purse (amongst the raisin boxes, old receipts, and baby wipes) to find the one you need!

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This really is the perfect travel accessory!

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At least there will be one aspect of my purse that’s organized. ;)

DIY Essential Oil Travel Case

purse: Better Than Basic Bag by Sew Fearless
wallet: Cozy Cameras
sunglasses: Target

*I use Young Living essential oils. If you’d like to learn more about essential oils, please join my Facebook group! If you are interested in purchasing and joining a community of people who will encourage you in your wellness journey, click here or email me at ifonlytheywouldnap@gmail.com*

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Simple Hair Band Flowers: a Tutorial

Alright, last-minute-gift-makers… here’s another easy gift for you to make today.  This one is super fun, and can be done while you’re watching your favorite Christmas movie or even riding in the car.  Simple hair band flowers, made from jersey knit or even T-shirt scraps.

 

1. Cut three circles of your knit or T-shirt fabric, varying the size.  [If you cut lots of circles at one time, then you can make a bunch of flowers really quickly.]

 

2. Stack the circles together, with the largest on the bottom.

 

3. Pinch the bottom of the circle, “scrunching” the layers together.

 

4. Take your threaded needle and weave in and out of the pinched layers, pulling your thread tightly as you go. [But not too tight – you don’t want it to break… not that that’s happened to me or anything…]  Do as many times as you’d like, until your flower looks like you want it to. [The more you sew in and out of the layers, the more “scrunched” your flower will look]

 

 

5. Sew your flower onto your hairband.  You could also sew it onto soft elastic or a large strip of jersey knit to make a headband.

 

6. Admire your handiwork :)

 

7. Make a bunch more, because you just might become addicted…