A while ago I reviewed my awesome glass straw from Glass Dharma. I still love it, however, I have a small confession: I haven’t been very good about using it when I go out to eat. Mostly because I didn’t have a clean, safe way to carry it around, so I would have to just forgo a straw altogether. But no more! Today I made myself a straw holder! I’m quite proud of my rudimentary sewing skills.
And in case you find yourself in possession of a glass straw without a holder, here’s my instructions on how to make one in just an afternoon!
I used an old microfiber cloth, but you can use any material you like–scrap of fabric, cloth napkin, odd sock that’s lost it’s mate–as long as it’s clean and soft.
- soft cloth
- Trim the cloth so that it’s slightly longer and about twice as wide as your straw
- Fold it over longways.
- Sew up the bottom and side, leaving the top open to slide the straw in and out of the pouch.
- Turn the pouch inside-out, so the sewn edges are hidden. (Easier said than done. Microfiber tends to stick to itself, so this step was a little tricky for me. Other fabrics may be easier.)