DIY lipstick holder

This post is sponsored by Sculpey Premo Clay.

DIY lipstick holder

I have a little lipstick collection growing, I’m really into pink right now. I’d been thinking up a modern lipstick holder made of clay when I had the chance to review some Sculpey Premo clay. Perfect! I wanted to make a modern looking holder that would display a few lipsticks. I actually used the lipstick cases to form little indents in the clay.

I used white and gold Premo clay for this little holder. The gold is a darker gold and I think it looks awesome with the white, almost a little rococo or something.

I made this little DIY lipstick holder on a Sunday evening, it was really fast and fun to do. Clay is a medium I don’t play with enough. It’s therapeutic and easy, especially with the Sculpey tool kit. Sculpey makes an awesome tool kit to use with their clay, it has a little rolling pin, a sharp knife, a little plastic knife, and some smoothing/decorating tools! Definitely recommend it! My three-year-old chose his own color and played along with me. It was way easy to clean up when we were done. Win win!

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Want to make your own? Here’s how!

First roll out gold and white clay. You’ll need two sections of white clay. I used the plastic roller that was included in my package.


Next, stack the clay, white-gold-white and roll together. Use the handy knife from the Sculpey kit to cut the stack into a clean rectangle.


Use lipstick holders to create indentions about 1/4″ deep in your clay. I used a square case for the middle and round cases for the sides, so I could fit lots of different types of lipsticks. Wiggle the cases around to make the indention bigger than the lipstick case you have.


I also made the two on the sides point outward for design. Just move your lipstick case to the side after creating your indention to make the lipstick case point that way.tutorial

Cut little “legs” out from the scraps you already made and stick them to the bottom of the holder.


Bake your clay according to package directions. Make sure you place your lipstick holder upside down so the top is very flat as it bakes. Ta da!

DIY lipstick holder

Now add your favorite colors and put in on display! I love it when all of my stuff has a place! I have more than 3 lipsticks, but I usually have 2-3 in rotation each season. So this little holder is just what I needed!DIY lipstick holderDIY lipstick holderlipstick-holder-tutorial-no-wordsDIY lipstick holder

bareMinerals in Never Say Never is my favorite color right now. I think it is the perfect pink for spring! I’ve worn it here and here. I have the perfect red already, but I still need the perfect light pink and nude color. Any suggestions?

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zippy top hack // decorative pocket tutorial

seekatesew: ZIPPY TOP HACK //

This is actually a double hack! I made a zippy top with a front zipper (see tutorial here) and then added a little tiny pocket to the side. I shared this fabric the other day on the Miss Matatabi fabric giveaway post (still time to enter, the giveaway ends 4/25!). I LOVE it. It’s a cotton lawn called Japanese fabric forest. It has little tiny animals like squirrels and owls and bunnies hidden in a gorgeous floral print! The bright primary colors are a little out of my comfort zone, I’m trying to stretch myself with colors. I used a navy zipper and neon yellow pima cotton for the pocket.

Adding a tiny decorative pocket to anything is really easy! I included a printable pocket pattern if you want one just like mine.

decorative pocket tutorial

-free pocket pattern
-scrap of fabric



That’s it! Super easy, right!

see kate sew // ZIPPY TOP HACK

reebok skyscape, my homesewn workout hoodie + $120 shoe giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reebok Skyscape via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Sometimes all it takes is a new pair of shoes, you know what I mean? Reebok sent me a pair of their new SkyScape Runaround shoes and they inspired me to sew some activewear! Usually new shoes inspire me to do something, whether that is working out or sewing something new. This shoe is kinda the perfect in-between shoe. It works for working out and it works for running around doing errands and things. When I used to work and hit the gym after, I always needed a pair of shoes just like this, one that would transition with me. They are great for my busy lifestyle now because I can go walking and then (fabric) shopping and not look like I was just working out.

They are super comfy and you really forget you even have them on! I find myself wearing them around the house just because they’re so comfy. They only weigh 5 ounces and they aren’t bulky. I haven’t tried washing them yet, but they are machine washable, which is convenient.

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The thing I love most about these shoes are the colors! Aqua pink and black….love! They came with two sets of laces , black and bright pink. I put in the pink ones, but I might do a double laces thing with the black ones also. Bright laces are just so fun and I can’t get over the secret aqua insides. These are made with the same type of material that bras are made with, that spongy material. It feels like my feet are getting a hug! Seriously comfortable.

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I found some great knit fabric at a local store that was perfect for a workout hoodie to go with them. Originally I was looking for a pink to match but I’m just a sucker for purple. And the fabric is really nice, a spandex cotton. Activewear is something I’ve never sewn before so it was fun to give it a try. I designed the hoodie with a super big hood that is easy to get on when it starts to downpour. That was probably inspired by last week when I went out walking with a friend and we got soaked 10 minutes in. Easy access rain protection. The neckline is kinda low, meant to be worn with a tank or something underneath.

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I still want to add a pocket to the hoodie. Or maybe two side pockets?! I’ll keep you updated.

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I thought a little bow at the neckline would be a cute unexpected detail. Workout gear isn’t always cute, but the Reebok Skyscapes are so cute because of all the color options. The shape is just nice and streamlined as well. I had to update the rest of my workout look to match!


You can customize your own SkyScapes with different patterns and colors. I made some leopard and light blue ones. You can customize everything on this shoe and even personalize it with your name! These say “KATE” down in the right hand corner of this photo below. I didn’t know what to write, maybe I’d put some motivation words instead of my name if I really thought about it.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reebok Skyscape via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

miss matatabi fabric giveaway!


I know I’ve been taunting you with all the gorgeous Japanese fabric from Miss Matatabi fabric this week! There are just so many great fabrics at Miss Matatabi that are perfect for the zippy top! So today is your chance to WIN some for yourself!

I picked out some of my favorites from Miss Matatabi that would work well with the Zippy Top!


FLORALS! // These are all florals in lightweight cotton fabrics. Aren’t they gorgeous? I have a top made with the fabric forest fabric to show you next week!

1. Monotone woodland purple
2. Fabric forest cotton lawn
3. nani iro sen ritsu double gauze
4. kei vintage time cotton/linen
5. Melimba tiny dancer cotton 
6. Monotone woodland pink


DOUBLE GAUZE // Double Gauze is SUCH a nice fabric to sew with! I’ve only sewn with it a handful of times because it is hard to source. But Miss Matatabi has a lot of options, even a whole section of them! Trust me, you need to try this fabric!

1. white on minty blue
2. white on off white
3. Pink solid double gauze
4. Reversible dots and gingham
5. Chartreuse double gauze
6. beige with silver dots


FUN PRINTS // You can find some really unique and fun prints from Miss Matatabi. I love tiny little animals and fun shapes.

1. Watercolor Heart Cats cotton lawn
2. Japanese Fabric Kokka Nani Iro Pierre Pocho double gauze
3. Geese linen voile
4. Hungry Polar bear seersucker
5. Nani Iro shine double gauze
6. Elephant seersucker


OTHER // This is a random selection that aren’t necessarily the best fabrics for the Zippy Top, but they are super cute! These include unique knits, a few twills and some more gauze! The Zippy Top does work with knits though and I used another colorway of the twill here, a little boxy but it’s my new favorite top!

1. Quilted Polka Dot Knit

2. Japanese fabric flower garden

3. Neon floral stretch twill 

4. Nani Iro Kokka Fuccra double guaze

5. Corsage Kosa-jyu double guaze

6. Herringbone painting knit fabric

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zippy dress hack tutorial + a goose dress



Yesterday I shared my pink dress that I made from the zippy top pattern. Today I’m sharing another dress, the geese dress, plus a zippy dress hack tutorial. It’s a loose dress, so you can either wear it loose, put elastic in the waist or cinch it up with a belt. 

This fabric is c/o Miss Matatabi on etsy. It’s a linen blend voile fabric with little geese all over it. It feels a lot like gauze, lightweight but really strong! t’s so soft and has a nice drape! I love the colors in this dress, almost a Neapolitan color palette, but it also comes in a few other colorways.


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To make your zippy top into a dress, make the crop top version but don’t hem it. You can cut off an inch or two from the bottom if you’d like.  The babydoll dress version is about 3-4 inches shorter at the bodice, so it depends what look you’re going for!step1

Cut two skirt pieces. Use the measurements below. step2

Sew skirt pieces together at the side seams. Finish seam allowance.


Fold under 1/4″ at the hem and press. Fold under another 1/4″ and press. Then stitch hem in place.step4

Sew two rows of baste stitches at the top of each skirt panel. Stop and start again at the side seams, it is tough to gather fabric over seams, so this will make it easier.step5

Pull stitches to gather skirt panels.step6

Flip skirt up and pin to bodice, matching side seams. Adjust your gathers so they match up.step7

Stitch and finish seam allowance.step8

Turn right side out and you’re done!



You can also make the skirt a little shorter if you want a short dress that you can pair with leggings.  



  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Come back tomorrow for a giveaway of the FABRIC variety!!!