On the Case

I have been known to spend an entire afternoon (yes, on occasion an entire day) in my craft room. However there are those days when I just need a quick crafting fix. And there is always the question of what to do with all the leftover scraps from other projects. These cases fit the bill for both.

I designed four different cases, one for my iPod, one for my colored pencils, one for my camera and one for my sunglasses. Each uses the same technique with different scraps.

Pencil Case Materials:
(1) 8” wide X 18” tall folded in half to create an 8” wide X 9” tall rectangle of fabric
(1) 8” wide X 9” tall rectangle of batting
(1) 9” length of ribbon

Stitch the ribbon onto the unfolded fabric – this can be a decorative stitch or an invisible stitch. I chose decorative.

Insert the batting between the layers of the fabric. I placed my fold at the top of the case for a cleaner edge in the finished case.

Fold right sides together and stitch.  If necessary trim excess from the inside so that the case lays out smoothly when pulled outside right.

You can create a case in any size, with any scraps from your stash. Basic design, cut out fabric, ribbon and batting to the desired size – don’t forget seam allowance. Stitch the ribbon onto the fabric, fold right sides together and stitch.

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