Monday, March 1, 2010

Kid's Cup Leash

Months ago, I saw this tutorial when my son was too small for sippy cups and put it on my to do list...We are making a trip to NYC this weekend and I thought this might be very helpful...  Now as I made my own I did things a little differently... So I thought I would share!

Ashley used velcro, and I used snaps. I never have luck with velcro, it always seems to come off somehow, so I used snaps, and this was a first and I will use them again... Just use a pair of pliers and squeeze them where needed...  She used shelf liner as her grippy, I used hot glue, an idea I saw here... Enough about how I came about this idea...  here's what I did.

Using a piece of fabric about 2 1/2" wide and 140 inches long, I sewed it right sides together, turned and ironed it nice and flat. ( Ironing it flat helped me with positioning my elastic)

Next, I measured out 15" of elastic that would fit inside my tube.

Then using a safety pin I pulled my elastic towards the center of my tube.

Using the sippy cup that I use daily, I wrapped it around marking where I needed my snaps. For my cup it was about 8" apart. I added my snaps using needle nose pliers.

I then pulled my elastic next to the second snap and pinned in place.

Then I went to the other end of my tube and placed two more snaps about 5 inches apart so that I can snap it to my stroller.  If you are using a stroller that has the car seat, you may need to place these farther apart, I am using this stroller and the frame is thinner than our bigger stroller.

Finally, I took my hot glue gun and added some drops to create a little bit of a grip.

That's it! All done! 

I even used this in the grocery store. That way I did not have to worry about losing, yet another, cup...

You can easily adjust this for other strollers and cups, just by adjusted your measurements.  I see one for every different style cup in our future...  It is always the smallest things that help throughout your day!


  1. Love the variation.....turned out great! And thanks for the link!


  2. Oh Felicia bless you for the modification. I tried making this with the velcro and it was an epic fail! A full sippy was heavy enough to completely undo the velcro causing a sippy cup to go fly across a restaurant...with a tail! I need to know exactly how and where you are attaching the elastic? Are the snaps holding it in place? I would really love to know so I can make one of these ASAP!

  3. Kate-

    The elastic is inside the "tube" of fabric. Starting from one end, I had about an inch of fabric then one snap, then i space it 8 inches ( for my particular cup) then slid my elastic pretty close to this snap. Then I sewed it in place. Then I pulled the loose end to as far as I wanted it gathered ( which was pretty close to the other end to shorten the 140 inches). Then I sewed that end in place. Then put a snap next to that, and another on the end...

    Hope that helps... If not let me know I could maybe make you a video and email it?


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