In case you missed my post for Christmas in July over on It’s A Good Day…
I’ve got a gift idea for you: a flat iron travel case. This would be the perfect handmade gift for your everyone from your teenaged niece to your BFF….anyone with a flat iron, really. Before we get started, let’s take a moment in honor of flat irons. Seriously. My halfro (totally not curly on the top) and I salute you!
Cotton batting or Insul-Bright (I really wanted to use the Insul-Bright, but I had to order it and it didn’t show up in time. The good news for you is that you have 5 months ‘til Christmas and PLENTY of time to track down your own!)
1.5” of Velcro
Double fold bias tape ~ 50” (I made my own)
Cut 2 of each from fabric and one of each from batting:
6” X 11”
10” X 12”
Sandwich your batting between the same sized pieces of fabric, right sides facing out, like this:
Take the smaller piece and position the soft loopy side of your Velcro so that the center is 6” from the right end. The Velcro will NOT be centered. Make sure it’s up slightly higher than the width of your bias tape.
Stitch in place.
Position the hard pokey side of your Velcro so that it’s centered 6” from the right end as well. This piece of Velcro WILL be centered. Again, make sure that it’s up slightly higher than the width of your bias tape.
Stitch in place.
Sew a piece of bias tape on the right hand side (short end) of your smaller piece.
Hook your Velcro together.
You’re going to sew 1/4” from the left hand side of the top (smaller) piece.
Undo the Velcro and fold the flap to the other side, lining up the edges.
You may want to use a couple of pins to keep it in place.
The next step is rounding the corners. I used a glass and traced the curve…
and then trimmed the corners with scissors.
Sew bias tape around the perimeter.
And you’re ready to put your flat iron inside,
wrap the cord around,
fasten the Velcro,
Even if you’re not going anywhere, the other stuff in your drawer will be safe from burns and melting. Not that I’d know anything about that. Because I’ve sure never melted a hole in the side of a hairspray bottle.