FELT TABLET COVER
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 40cm of 3mm thick felt in colour of choice
- Two 28mm buttons
- 25cm Simplicity faux suede cord.
- Thread to match
- Tape measure, pins, scissors, rotary cutter, mat and ruler, sewing machine, hand needle.
- Flap - 21cm wide x 14.5cm high - cut 1
- Top Pocket - 18cm wide x 15cm high - cut 1
Button position is 9cm in from side edge and 4cm down from top edge
- Main Pocket - 21cm wide x 24cm high - cut 1
Button position is 10.5cm in from side edge and 3.5cm up from bottom edge
- Back - 21cm wide x 29.5cm high - cut 2
Step 1 - Cut out all pieces as indicated.
Step 2 - On Top pocket piece, mark position for lower button and stitch line for divider pocket. On Flap piece, mark position for upper button
Step 3 - Stitch lower button to top pocket piece and upper button to flap. Ensure there is a decent gap between the button and the felt to allow space for the cord closure.
Step 4 - Set machine to a longer stitch length for this project. To create decorative stitch edge on top pocket - stitch along top edge of top pocket piece 1cm in from raw edge - leaving a 1cm gap from the raw edge at the start and end.
Step 5 - To create decorative stitch edge on flap - stitch along lower and side edges of flap 1cm in from raw edges - leaving a 1cm gap from the raw edge at the start and end.
Step 6- Lay top pocket piece wrong side down onto right side of main pocket piece, with lower and side edges of top pocket 1.5cm from edges of main pocket. Pin in place.
Step 7 - Stitch around lower and side edges of top pocket 1cm in from raw edges - meeting ends of decorative stitch at the top edge. DO NOT stitch along top edge.
Step 8 - Stitch along divider line on top pocket through both thicknesses - starting at the top edge of the felt and ending 1cm from the bottom edge. Keep clear of button.
Step 9 - Create decorative stitch edge on main pocket along top edge in same manner as top pocket.
Step 10 - Lie the two pieces of back felt layers together and ensure raw edges are all even. Position pocket section on top of back pieces, right side up and with lower and side edges even. Pin in place. Stitch through all thicknesses around all four sides of back layers, 1cm in from raw edge. Go slowly to ensure that felt does not shift under the foot. Reinforce stitch when you get to the top of the main pocket.
Step 11 - Lie flap piece right side up on top of cover with top edge even with back layers underneath.
Step 12 - Stitch flap in place along top edge only, 1cm in from raw edge and all the way to the edges of the felt.
Step 13 - Cut a length of faux suede cord to approximately 25cm. Wrap one end around the upper button and knot once, tightly. Cut away excess cord at short end and ensure that knot is fully concealed under the button. Wrap the cord around lower button in a figure 8 pattern to close cover.