Sippy cup leashes

I’m always keeping my eye out for useful and unique baby gifts that are fast and inexpensive to craft. So when I saw this on Pinterest, I knew just had to make some for my little niece Mary Frances.

The original directions are on the wonderful blog Make it – Love it. But of course, I had to give it my own spin since I didn’t like how the elastic was seen on the back side of the ribbon.

I made these from strips of Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. (yummy, yummy fabric line!)  The finished strip is just over 1 inch wide.

I followed the exact dimensions of the Make it-Love it pattern, only the strips are sewn down both sides with the elastic ends tucked safely inside.  (reinforce that seam every 1/4 inch a couple of times so the elastic stays put) 

I sooooo wish I had some of these when my kids were little.  They used to throw their cups on the floor of the car, and I wouldn’t find them for days!  We’d leave bottles all over town because they’d chuck them out of the stroller when I wasn’t looking!

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