How to Make a Fabric Case for Photo Discscomments (5) June 7th, 2012
Turn the piece right side out, and put the felt padding inside.
You'll be sewing the sides closed, with the ties inside, so let's talk about the ties for a moment. You need to have one long tie and one shorter—the long one will come out from the front side, wrap around the whole case one or more times, and the short one will come out from the back to tie in front. For this case, I hand-knit an i-cord, making the long side about 19 inches (when slightly stretched) and the short side about 7 inches, so the long side wraps around only once. On my wedding case, however, I used lace ribbon and cut it much longer so that it can wrap around two, three, or four times. If you're using ribbon or yarn and can cut it to the length you want, you can just leave it extra long when sewing it in, then trim it the length you want once it's all done.
You need to sew the sides closed, with edges neatly folded in and ties enclosed; you can do this however you want. If you're machine sewing, you can do it all in fewer steps than I used, but I wanted my hand-sewing to be secure, so I first sewed the back side fabric over the felt, then stitched the ties securely to that layer.
Then I folded the top fabric layer under and sewed through all layers up the sides. You could do some quilting on this piece now if you want to, but as long as the felt is sewed into the sides, it should stay flat and all together.
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