First, you'll need to cut out the pieces, two 3.8 inch circles (I traced a jar) for the bottom, two 12x7 inch rectangles for the sides and a 9x7 inch for the handle piece that snaps it on to stuff.
Now fold your side pieces in half lengthwise and sew down the side with a .5inch seam allowance:
Then take a circle piece and carefully pin it onto one end of the "tube" of a side piece (Note: I have said earlier about not using pins with laminated cotton, but since this is a tricky curve & you're pinning close to the edge, it's ok):
Sew the pieces together with a .5inch seam allowance and then carefully clip around the raw edge without cutting into the seam you just made.
Do the same for the other rectangle & circle and when done, turn one cup right side out and slip the other inside it. Fold in the raw edges together .5inch inward and then pin together with bobby pins:
Now take your handle piece and fold in half lengthwise, right sides facing. Stitch around one short side and the long side, then turn right side out.
Wrap tissue paper around your handle piece and topstitch around:
Ok at the seam part of your cup part carefully insert your handle piece in between the cups about 1inch down. Wrapping tissue around your cup, topstitch around the entire rim, making sure you backstitch over the handle part a couple of times for strength.
Now add a male snap at each upper corner of the handle piece & a female snap at each of the bottom corners. Ta-da! Now you've got a cool looking, easy care cup holder to snap onto stroller, camping gear or anything else that strikes your fancy!
Have you tried using laminated cotton? How did it go? If you haven't what do you think would be a great way to use it? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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