Friday, April 25, 2014

DIY Sippy Cup Leash

My dearest Cupcake loves taking her sippy cup along during car rides.  However, she often drops (aka throws) it onto the floor during the drive.  Two minutes later she will inevitably realize that she is parched and needs the sippy cup back immediately.  This leaves me with two options: become a one-handed contortionist while driving down the highway at 70 mph or listen to her whimper for the duration of the journey. 

Today I decided it was time to create a sippy cup leash. 
This is what I came up with. J  

You only need three items:
3/4" Elastic
7/8" Ribbon
Sewing machine

This is a super simple DIY and can easily be completed during naptime.

Measure out approximately 60 inches of ribbon

Create a seam on one end of the ribbon

On the same end, create a 2 inch loop.

Determine the amount of elastic you need.  
It should be tight enough to stay put and loose enough to stretch over the sippy cup.

Cut elastic to proper length and sew it together with ribbon on the end without the loop.

Sew elastic and ribbon together stretching elastic as you go along.  This will create a ruffle effect.

Create a loop on the end of the ribbon with the elastic.  
I suggest reinforcing the seam with a zigzag stitch.

Attach end without elastic to carseat or stroller strap and slip sippy cup into the side with elastic.

VoilĂ , behold your new best friend!  
This will save the sippy cup from getting lost under the car seat while driving or falling from the stroller onto the dirty ground.  Feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear.

Much love J 

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  1. This is genius! :) I'm totally sharing this at <3 Emily

  2. I'll have to make this. And probably an airplane-toy-lash too. Sharing this!!


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