Rebecca works in the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop; she sends off your fabrics and patterns, and falls in love with new collections. Rebecca designs aprons and more for her Lula Dahl shop and she blogs about her creative work too. Today she has an iPod and/or Camera Cozy Tutorial for you to use two more fat quarters!
|1. What you’ll need:
|2. Cut one 14″ x 5″ strip of each fabric and batting.|
|3. Place the main fabric wrong side down on top of the batting and set it aside.|
|4. Find the center of the lining fabric (ignore the fact that in the picture, it shows my main fabric!) by folding it in half on the 5″ side. That is where you’ll want to sew your elastic. Fold your piece of elastic in half and place it with the loop on the fabric and the ends of the elastic sticking off the edge. You’ll need to adjust how big you want your loop depending on the size of your button. Hold it in place or pin it and stitch it using a narrow 1/4″ seam allowance.|
|5. Stack the fabric: Batting on the bottom; main fabric right side up; lining right side down.|
|6. Pin around the sides leaving a 2.5″ gap in the middle of the 5″ side on the opposite end of where you sewed the elastic. This is where you’ll pull the fabric through to turn it right side out.|
|7. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew all the way around the outer edge leaving your 2.5″ gap open. Don’t forget to back stitch at the beginning and end!|
|8. Clip the ends of the elastic so that it is even with your fabric.|
|9. Carefully cut the edge of the batting as close to the seam as possible without cutting your fabric or the stitching. This will help get rid of some of the bulk when you’re top stitching later. Trimming your corners will also help with the bulk.|
|10. Turn right side out. You’ll want to use a turning tool to help with the corners. I find a thick knitting needle works well.
11. Iron the edges of your case being careful not to iron over the elastic. (It will melt your elastic.)
|12. Fold the edges of your opening inward and pin it in place so that the edges match up.|
|13. Top stitch all the way across the 5″ side with the opening very close to the edge.|
|14. Face the case vertically with the lining facing up and the elastic loop at the top. Starting from the bottom, measure 5″ and fold toward the elastic loop at the five inch mark. Match up your edges and pin in place.|
|15. Starting at the bottom right corner (where the red pen is pointing), top stitch the right side, the top and the left side until you reach the bottom left corner. Don’t stitch over the bottom fold.|
|16. I like to back stitch where the “pocket” ends (where the red pen is pointing) to secure it in place and give it a little more strength.17. After you’ve top stitched, fold your flap down and iron it in place. Remember not to iron over the elastic. Wherever your loop falls is where you’ll want to place the button.|
Hooray! You’re done!