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Sippy Cup Leash

My husband and I were up until 3am two nights ago, finishing some application stuff, and it’s like we can’t catch up. My poor achin’ 28 year old body. Wow, the day’s almost half over………I can’t believe it. I meant to have this up this morning. Whoops! (I might need some chocolate covered cinnamon bears to keep me on track for the rest of the day. Anyone have any? So tasty.)

 

How about a little Sippy Cup Leash to eliminate them being thrown overboard. Does that happen to you? Grrrr……me too.

 

My good friend showed me one of these that she bought and we both thought every mom pushing a stroller must have one. Or dad, or nanny, or auntie……. Even if your child doesn’t intentionally throw them over……..the little sippy’s somehow slip and slide right out of that stroller. Tricky little things.

 

Always handy to take a sip…..

 

But don’t worry if it takes the plunge over the side of the stroller…

Handy little leash…

 

You’ll need:

  • 32 inch piece of ribbon or webbing (My ribbon was 5/8 inch wide, but even wider ribbon would work nicely too.)
  • 2 pieces of velcro, 1 inch long (1 piece of the hook side and 1 piece of the loop side – Make sure and use strong velcro……the stronger the better.)
  • 2 pieces of velcro, 3 inches long (1 piece of the hook side and 1 piece of the loop side – Make sure and use strong velcro……the stronger the better.)
  • 1 strip of shelf liner, 8 inches long
 
**When purchasing velcro, make sure and buy heavy duty velcro. The every day sewing velcro will not hold it tightly enough. But even at wal-mart, they have heavy duty velcro that has bigger hooks and loops that are stronger. It costs a bit more but will hold a lot better.**
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Heat seal the ends of your piece of ribbon (or webbing) or fold under and sew. (I use a lighter to melt the loose ends.) Then attach one piece of the 1 inch long velcro to the front side of one end of the ribbon.

 

Then measure down 6 inches and attach the other piece of the 1 inch velcro to the back side of the ribbon.

 

Then sew one side of the 3 inch velcro to the front side of the other end of the ribbon. Then measure 8 1/2 inches down and attach the other piece of 3 inch velcro to the back side of the ribbon.

 

Then cut a piece of shelf liner that is 8 inches long, by however wide your ribbon is. (This shelf liner acts as a nice grip, to keep the Leash from sliding off the sippy cups. It’s optional but will help keep it in place.

 

Lay your piece of shelf liner on the back of the end of the ribbon that has the 3 inch long velcro. This shelf liner does not slide very nicely under the presser foot, so I placed a piece of tissue paper over the top of the liner, and then sew all 4 layers (the ribbon, velcro, shelf liner, and tissue paper).

 

Then I pulled the tissue paper off, like it was never there.

 

What a brilliant trick, right?

 

Well, a reader, Kaylyn, left a comment with a tip on how to attach the vinyl to the ‘I Spy’ Bags. The tip was perfect and I ended up using it here. So thanks Kaylyn.

 

Anyway, attach one end to your stroller and the other end to your sippy cup………and away you go.

 

Less stress and no more missing sippy cups.

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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