April 20, 2010

Sweet little DVD case

On a long trip, we take the portable DVD Player, but not the case it comes with, so I made a cute little DVD case.  Want one?  Here's how to make it-
2 colors of cotton fabric-1/2 to 3/4 a yard is plenty-I don't recomend using a patterned fabric until you've done this a few times
Embriodery floss-can be contrasting or matching one of the fabrics
1 5/8 button, 1 1/2 button
Cover decor- whatever you want, applique, embriodery
Template-download and print here

DVD holder:
After you've downloaded the template, print and cut it out.
Cut out template in both fabrics
Starting at bottom below curve, sew fabric pieces together with a 1/4" seam.  Leave opening to turn.
Clip corners and curve, turn rightside out and use pen or chopstick on corners.  You can slipstich the opening closed, or iron it(my shortcut for something that may not get washed)
Line up edges and sew along open side, again with a 1/4" seam.  
Sew across bottom open edge with a 3/4" seam. 

Repeat until you have as many as you want!
You can, of course, make one and use it as a gift case for a homemade DVD.

DVD Case:
Disclaimer- This was my first ever venture into applique.  I have never read or had any instructions on applique, I've only seen The Quilter doing it and the end result.  But now I know, you apply it before you sew things together, and you put some sort of backing onto the fabric before sewing it down.  That said, decorate your case cover before you sew it together, probably even before you cut the fabric into strips.  That's just my advice, though.
Cut two pieces of fabric strips, 6 1/2 inches by 14 1/4 inches-these can be contrasting or the same-let your creativity run free!
Sew these together with a 1/4 inch seam, leave an opening to turn.  Clip corners and turn, use chopstick on corners.  Again, you can slipstitch the opening closed or just iron it.

Place your DVD holders inside case, with a 1/2 inch space from short edge.  Fold case together, and stitch across bottom edge machine stitches, back stitching for a continuous line.
Sew 5/8" button on cover, I used 3 strands of floss.
To make button closure, knot end of floss, sew down from inside of case, then up again, and knot floss, but do not cut.
Thread 1/2" button onto floss, and place next to cover button to check length.
Sew back through holes of button to secure, being careful not to let floss get any longer.
Sew down from the inside to back of case, again, careful with the length
Knot on back side, cut floss.
Yay, you did it!  Now fill it with DVDs and carry it with pride!
Happy Thoughts!

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