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Bobby Pin Holder Sewing Tutorial

At the weekend I showed you the inspiration behind the collection of sewn gifts I made for my youngest niece this past Christmas. A pretty pastel sewn penguin collection comprising of a shirred waist skirt , applique penguin long sleeve tee, drawstring backpack, laze zip boxy pouch and a bobby pin holder filled with DIY bobby pins.

I will of course be sharing all the sewing tutorials along with any free downloadable patterns here on Torie Jayne. Starting with the Bobby Pin Holder Sewing Tutorial, a pretty hanging bobby pin holder that is not only practical but also adds a pretty pop of colour and decor to a bedroom wall!

Here's how I made my bobby pin holder ...

1 Holder

How-to step by step

  • Bobby Pin Holder Tutorial - you will need

    Step 1

    Start by cutting out the front & back panels as illustration above. Fuse interfacing to wrong side of all four pieces.

  • DIY bobby pin holder tutorial 1

    Step 2

    Pin your length of ribbon to the centre of the front centre panel, wrong sides together.

  • DIY bobby pin holder tutorial 2

    Step 3

    Bar tack ribbon in place

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    Step 4

    Pin the two outer front strips to either side of the centre strip, right sides together. Pin to secure.

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    Step 5

    Using a 1cm seam allowance stitch the pieces together.

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    Step 6

    Press the seams outwards

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    Step 7

    Pin the front stitched panel to the back panel, right sides together

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    Step 8

    Using a 1cm seam allowance, stitch together leaving a small 3cm gap so you can turn it right side out

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    Step 9

    Pinking shear or overlock the raw edges to reduce bulk.

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    Step 10

    Turn right side out using opening

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    Step 11

    Press so that the side seams lay along the sides.

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    Step 12

    Slip stitch the opening close

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    Step 13

    Pin the ribbon down the centre to secure in place.

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    Step 14

    Using a water soluble marker, mark a line every 2cm starting at the top.

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    Step 15

    Bar tack across marked lines to secure ribbon to holder.

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    Step 16

    Using a damp cloth remove marked lines.

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    Step 17

    Using an eyelet maker, punch holes at the top left and right corners.

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    Step 18

    Following the manufacturer's instructions, attach eyelet.

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    Step 19

    Thread eyelets with hanging ribbon. Hand stitch ends of ribbon to back.

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    Step 20

    Fill with bobby pins

  • Bobby Pin Holder Tutorial - finished size-01

    Step 21

    Your bobby pin holder is now ready to use

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