Did Santa recently bring you an iPod or iPhone? If he did, or you already have one laying around, then this week’s Felt Fun Friday project is for you! This is a very quick and easy project, and if your kids can sew they can make their own…or you can do the sewing and let them decorate!
What you will need:
Felt (pattern or solid color)
Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Sewing Machine & Thread or Needle & Thread
Desired Embellishments – Rhinestones, Glitter Glue, Felt Shapes or Letters
Fabric Glue or Hot Glue Gun/Glue optional (depending on how you want to decorate your sleeve)
Instructions: Measure your device and determine what size felt you need to cut. Add about 1″ to the width, then double the height and add 1/2″ for seam allowance. For my iPhone with a case I cut my piece of felt to 3.25″ x 10.5″ for a very tight seam allowance and snug fit. Fold your felt in half lengthwise so it is now 3.25″ x 5.25″. If you like the look of exposed stitching fold so the right side of fabric is facing out. Otherwise, fold so the right side or pattern side of the felt is facing in. Stitch up each side. Turn the sleeve right-side out if necessary, and use scissors or a pencil to carefully poke the corners out. Decorate your sleeve however you like!
CRAFT TIP: If you want to glue felt on felt, or glue other embellishments I recommend using a hot glue or actual felt or fabric glue (I use Beacon Fabri-Tac) for a stronger bond. Whatever you do, DO NOT try using Elmer’s Glue, it will soak through your felt and not hold pieces together. If you go with the Fabri-Tac a little dab will do ya…and watch those air bubbles or the glue will continue to slowly bubble out of the bottle after you put it back down.
Add a little bling to your sleeve with a Bedazzler or other hot-fix wand!
It’s really as simple as 1…2…3 – Cut, stitch, decorate!
If you are a more skilled sewer, you could adjust the pattern and add a flap over top and secure it with Velcro, or a button. Hmmm, maybe we’ll revisit a more advanced design for another Felt Project Friday post?? Hope to see you back here next week…in the meantime why don’t you stop over at our Facebook page and share photos of your felt creations?