Cases And a Cover

Cases And a Cover

I got a couple of cases made this week. I thought I’d made a mistake and forgotten to add the cord at the right stage for this first one, then remembered I wasn’t making a bag after all! I added a piece of braiding/trim and a split ring. This is the felt side:

And the back/fabric side:

I did change my mind about what I was going to do with the piece of felt I used on this next one. If you saw my last post, I’d planned to make a small shoulder bag. But as I was cutting it out, I thought it was too narrow to work that way, so also made this into a case:

I changed my mind about the fabric to use aswell, I wanted something a bit more sturdier, so chose what I think is upholstery fabric:

A while ago, I made a piece of nuno with lots of shrinkage and rippling. I kept looking at it and thinking it’d made a cool book cover, so that’s what I did. This is how it looked after sewing up, but without a book in, outside:

Inside:

I wanted to keep all the edges as they were, and only had to trim off one small part. I haven’t decided which side I like best, so here’s one side:

And the other:

I might go over the stitching again, I want it to be secure, but don’t want to zig-zag stitch it as I like how the edges look.

9 thoughts on “Cases And a Cover

  1. Very nice, what size are the cases? You probably told us last time but I have forgotten. The book cover is fabulous, such great texture.

    1. Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      The orangey one is 7 x 5 inches, and the pink is 4.5 x 7 inches

  2. The orange case looks fab with its jazzy tab and the new fabric for the pink one goes so well – love the texture on the front and the back has a cosily traditional look to it.
    The book cover is pretty and looks very tactile.

    1. Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      The fabric from the pink one reminds me of stools at fancy museums and galleries πŸ™‚

  3. Great little cases. I would call them bags but does that always mean a ladies handbag or shoulder bag in the UK? I like the organic and very textured book cover.

    1. Thanks, Ann πŸ™‚
      I never know what to call something because it means something different all over! Purses for coin purses makes North Americans think it’s something huge, ‘case’ sounds like it should be hard, but there’s pencil case. ‘Bag’s usually have straps or handles, and suggest a bigger size too. But then there’s make up bag or shower bag, which aren’t bags! πŸ™‚

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