In January there was my friend Katherine's birthday. She is my running partner, very important at the moment as I don't seem to find the will to run by myself. It is pretty cold outside.
Our other friend Helen made her a felted bag. She is very clever, made it without a seam. That's something I would like to learn.
I thought I would make something to go with the bag, and here we are.
I wanted my cases to be 5 1/2" by 4 1/2" for the smaller one, and 8 1/2" by 4 1/2" for the bigger one ( that's including the seam allowances), which can take pencils. So here are my sizes :
Small case bottom pink cut 2" by 5 1/2", top fabric 3" by 5 1/2".
Bigger case bottom pink cut 2" by 8 1/2", top fabric 3" by 8 1/2"
I quilted the front panel with one seam 1/4" under the separation between the 2 fabrics. Quilt as you like.
To finish the case, open the zip halfway at least, and pin the parts as on the photo, the 2 linings together and the 2 fronts together, right sides facing. Sew all the way around. Don't forget to leave a gap at the bottom of the lining to turn everything out.
I thin the wadding out with scissors to limit the bulk in the seams.
Have a great time sewing.