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How to Make a Fabric Case for Photo Discs

comments (5) June 7th, 2012     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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Some stenciling with fabric paint personalizes this case more than it already was.
This project is a fabulous blend of unique beauty and functionality.
I made this case for wedding photos to match the colors and look of the wedding itself!
Some stenciling with fabric paint personalizes this case more than it already was.

Some stenciling with fabric paint personalizes this case more than it already was.

Photo: Lee Meredith
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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.

This simple stitch will help you keep the sleeves perfectly centered.

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.

Once the tops are tied together, it will be much easier to do the same on the bottom.

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.

Securely stitch the sleeves into the case, down that center line.


Now load it up with CDs and admire your work!


And here it is all tied up.

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Comments (5)

EchoLin writes: Love the red color and the style, good pattern.
Posted: 4:05 am on April 17th
SweetbriarStudio writes: This is such a great idea for a lot of occasions. I was just thinking it would be great to consolidate all the family photos we've scanned in (from really, really old photos) and give them to our daughter who had almost none of them. Kind of a geneology boxset :). But I also have 2 great girlfriends, college roomies, and we have spent many a rendezvous together. Maybe I'll take all my photos and put together a roomie album. Thanks so much!
Posted: 6:31 pm on June 17th
Sweet_Dee writes: Super cute albums!
Posted: 2:29 am on May 14th
ButtonsandSweetpees writes: This is a fabulous idea. I am the photograher around my house. I this would be a really good idea to make for the parents of my step-grandparents for Christmas. It could be Pictures on CD of the year and a DVD of video I've taken through out the year. Thank you so much for sharing.
Posted: 11:07 am on May 13th
JennieC writes: Very lovely. Great gift idea.
Posted: 6:30 pm on May 12th
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