by pldc ( edited 19 Dec 2014 ) 19 Dec 2014

I was going to make this freebie ITH Lip Balm Case project for the holiday stockings but since my machine is in the shop I thought about it & decided to try it using the sewing machine & so EASY! A big thank you to Kim for talking me through the instructions since there were none. & A big thank you to Bev for teaching me about the KAM Snaps & Pliers! They both made this project so much easier for me & I am ever so grateful. I made 10 of them & will make the hand sanitizers to match by machine too instead of ITH. YEH! I LOVE the KAM SNAPS SET! Thank you to vlh for posting the link for this freebie case

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by elemausi 20 Dec 2014

Great work on all those pieces, what do you think how much more time do you need by work without hoop?

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pldc by pldc 21 Dec 2014

its faster to them on the reg machine because you can sew chain style I did all of these in about an hour & a half, I think it takes longer to choose your fabrics then it did to make them lol. Thanks so much. ~hugs~

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by sonjapotgieter 20 Dec 2014

Beautiful...Great work you did!!!

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pldc by pldc 21 Dec 2014

Thanks Sonja, ~hugs~

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by lidiad 20 Dec 2014

They are all so colourful and well done! Good job, Loralye, Kim and Bev.
Hugs, Lidia

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pldc by pldc 20 Dec 2014

Thanks Lidia very much, ~hugs~

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by RockyB 20 Dec 2014

Where there's a will, there's a way! Great job! Cute idea!

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pldc by pldc 20 Dec 2014

so true, thanks RockyB

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by justsew 20 Dec 2014

You have been busy, well done.
Hugs pam

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pldc by pldc 20 Dec 2014

thanks my friend. ~hugs~

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by highlandermom 19 Dec 2014

Looks great!

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pldc by pldc 20 Dec 2014

Thank you very much Mary ~hugs~

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by pennifold 19 Dec 2014

WOW! You have been busy, they are all excellent Loralye. Well done, too, to Kim and Bev for assisting you. Cuties to the rescue once again, love Chris

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pldc by pldc 20 Dec 2014

terrific cuties indeed! Thanks so much Chris, ~hugs~

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by noah 19 Dec 2014

Excellent job.

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

thank you very much

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by pldc 19 Dec 2014

Having this set thanks to BEV aka bevintex made making these so much easier then fiddling with buttons & elastics. Kim AKA dragonflyer "walked" me through the directions & taught me how to use a stitch regulator so I could see how this was stitched out & she shared the instructions as she saw them. I am grateful for their help Cuties are wonderful!

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noah by noah 19 Dec 2014

Excellent how much are these and were do you buy them??

pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

I looked on Amazon.com & esty sells them too & so does JoAnn's, depends on shipping too

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 19 Dec 2014

I get them at JoAnn's and use a 50% coupon for them..really makes them reasonable to use...

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by NancyBT10 19 Dec 2014

Sorry to read that your machine is at "the beauty parlor" :) How wonderful that you used your sewing machine to make these delightful gifts! I am not familiar with KAM snaps and pliers, but probably should be :) I have a sneaking suspicion of which cutie is Kim that was so helpful. I may be wrong. But, I don't think so~ Your lip balm cases and the hand sanitizer case look great! Yeah, for sewing machines and yeah, yeah for friendly people willing to help!

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

thanks Nancy, they are terrific! ~hugs~

pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

I am very thankful to dragonflyer & bevintex sorry I forgot to add their cute names. thanks to them I was able to make these

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by 02kar Moderator 19 Dec 2014

Kudos to you to figure out a way to do what you want to get done. They look great.

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

thanks Karen, I am quite pleased with them too. ~hugs~

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by shirley124 19 Dec 2014

Great work. Must make some of these as well. But it will not be until after Christmas. Hugs

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

Thanks Shirley, so many things to do but so little time lol

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by gerryb 19 Dec 2014

Look great!!! (Avon lip balms?)

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

lol yup thanks Gerry aren't they fun ones

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by bevintex 19 Dec 2014

They turned out very well. I like my kam snaps so much I look for things to put them on.

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pldc by pldc edited 19 Dec 2014

my mind is racing with ideas I AM HOOKED or should I say snapped! LOL thanks so much ~hugs~

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by loosie 19 Dec 2014

Loralye, now that you're a pro. You'll have to show the rest of us how's it done! I think this is a great teachers gift idea for next year.
HUGS :)

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

doing them by hand was actually really easy. I printed out the pattern then twice one for the back pc & one for the front. Because I knew I was making so many I traced them adding 1/4inch on to card board so it would last longer then paper. Then I traced the back onto 2 pcs of fabric right sides together stitched the round part @ the top & down the sides to the point that the front would start. The front I cut wrong sides together with the fold @ the top then I pressed everything & laid the front piece wrong sides together with the back pc wrong sides together & stitched down both sides where the front pc starts then you flip it right side out again. Then I added the snaps. A hint when adding the snaps it is easier if they go to the top of the front pc out of the way of your lip balm because then you can snap it open & shut without interference from the lip balm. I hope this helps

loosie by loosie 19 Dec 2014

Thank you! I'll be making these for sure :)

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by dragonflyer 19 Dec 2014

Way to go Lor!!! Great job...glad I could help...gotta love the KamSnaps!!! I have them and the pliers...haven't use them yet...need to get them out and give them a whirl!

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pldc by pldc 19 Dec 2014

ah Kim they are so easy to use! I think there perfect for jobs like this! Thanks so much You know I appreciate your help!~hugs~

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