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Philippians 4:8

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cloth Cases

Years ago, I decided to use some of my scrap remnant fabric to make cases for things like: eye glasses, coins, crochet hooks, jewelry etc..
One Christmas I made over 50 cases for friends. It has been awhile. This Christmas, I made some new ones.
For the pattern:
(1) I just drew a rectangle and I (cut) curved the flap at the top width end.
(2) Next, I added fiber filling/ batting and a second rectangle to line the case.
(3) I sewed it together, and turned it inside out.
(4) Put in a buttonhole and sewed on a button.
(5) Embroidered names on the outside.
This makes a very nice gift. I figure the batting, remnant, thread and button to be about $2.00 each case.The customizing, the time, and the love make it very nice!
After sewing all three fabrics together (leaving the bottom opened to turn inside out) fold the rectangle just 3 or 4 inches less than half; leaving a good amount for the flap to fold over the top. Now, sew the bottom end shut. Your new case should look great for 5 or more years!
I take buttons off old clothes and save them in my button jar for projects like this.

It is really interesting and fun to mix different fabrics together. I contrasted polka dots with stripes on my case!

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