This week's tutorial is a really fun project brought to us by Clearsnap - they're making custom fabric and then turning it into a Tablet Case! It can easily be made as a no-sew project if sewing isn't your thing.
I have a case for my tablet, so I decided to make a case for my new Mini MISTI! The Mini MISTI measures 6-1/4" x 7" so I cut my fleece piece to 8-1/2" x 14-1/2", and my fabric to 10" x 16". It's a little thicker than a tablet might be, so I gave myself a little extra allowance there.
Our local Hancock store is going out of business, so I bought a few yards of canvas last week to play with - it worked great for stenciling and stamping, so I'll definitely revisit that. I found a pattern pack that makes all kinds of little cases for pencils and other things, and I thought it would be fun to design the fabric and then make some up one-of-a-kind items for my etsy shop... someday...! I used Memento Luxe inks, which are permanent on fabric when heat set.
I used a Martha Stewart stencil to add the roses - isn't that pretty? I used stamps from Impression Obsession to add texture, and then sponged ink through a piece of drywall tape for some more color and interest. When the panel was done, I heat set the ink with a hot iron.
I pressed all the edges in to the size of the fleece instead of gluing, because I didn't want to wait for glue to dry... I folded the corners in first, and that allowed me to have the canvas cover the felt on the sides, and the felt come over the canvas at the ends. This doesn't have to be done, but it allowed me to tuck in the hair tie between the layers.
I sewed the ends first, then folded the piece in half to create the case. My seams are all 1/4". Here's what the back looks like - I tried to plan my stenciling and stamping so it was even and positioned the right way for both sides.
The Mini fits just right - not hard to get in and out, but it doesn't move around once inside. Hope my measurements are helpful to someone else wanting to make their own Mini MISTI case! Otherwise, hop over to the photo tutorial for instructions to make a case in any size, or just take some tips for inking and stamping on fabric and design a t-shirt or onesie!
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