How to Make a Fabric Case for Photo Discscomments (5) June 7th, 2012
Next, I sewed a line up the middle of the rectangle by folding it in half to find the exact center; this holds all the layers together evenly and marks where the CD sleeves should go. Sewing in the sleeves can be a bit tricky, since they are slippery, so stitching up the center first will help that step to be much easier.
Now you'll want to fasten the sleeves together themselves before stitching them into the case. I used eight sleeves, for a capacity of 16 discs in my case—a couple more would fit fine, but I wouldn't use more than 10 sleeves in one case. Divide the sleeves in half and arrange them with the hole-punched edges aligned in the middle, switching between left and right, so that the center overlap should be a left sleeve, then a right sleeve. Bring your sewing needle through the top hole of all the sleeves, then through the next hole down, repeat a few times, and tie it tight. This is easier said than done, as the sleeves will slide around, so work slowly, then repeat on the bottom holes. If you have a different kind of sleeve, fasten them together however it'll work.
Next, stitch the sleeves into the case—you can do this with a machine, but it's tricky and slippery. I stitched mine in by hand with embroidery floss, through all layers, making a neat straight stitch on the outside seam.
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