Based on crazy mom’s quilt-a-long.
Note: I’ve made these in two slightly different ways. Check also the second tutorial for a hot water bottle cozy.
2 coordinated fat quarters, one for the cover and 1 for the bias tape for the border.
The cover will have an opening at the back.
The cover is made of 3 pieces sewn together with a border.
Fold the fat quarter in 2 right sides together and place exactly half of the hot water bottle on top of the fold.
Draw around half the bottle leaving 1 inch all around.
Cut the fabric to obtain a symmetrical piece.
To cut the 2 pieces for the back use the front piece as a model but cut across 2/3 of the way on the long side and and add 1 1/2 inch to the small piece that goes on the bottom part.
Make a quilt sandwich with some muslin at the back and proceed to stipple quilt the 3 pieces.
When finished, cut off the batting edges.
Buy ready made bias or make your own. For double folded bias, strips should be 2 inch wide.
Sew bias to the edges of the opening at the back.
Put the 3 pieces wrong side together. The long back piece should be placed over the short piece.
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Once the 3 pieces are sewn together, sew the bias all around the edges.
See my other hot water bottle cozy tutorials
Pencil case with 24 pockets for 24 colour pencils. Use each pocket for a different colour and find the right colour quickly!
24 strips of fabric measuring 1 1/12 x 11 inches
24′ x 7′ for the pocket, folded in half
24′ x 11′ for the back
24′ x 11′ one sided fusible interface or flannel
Stitch strips together and iron resulting rectangle with seams open.
Fuse to the fusible interface.
Fold pocket fabric in half and stitch the top at 1/4′ from the top.
Place backing and stripped and pocket side facing together.
Place elastic band on one side with hoop facing inside.
Pin and stitch leaving a 1/4 seam allowance and leaving an opening in one side of about 8-10 cms.
Turn inside out and iron flat. Top stitch around the rectangle very close to the edge.
Make pockets for each pencil following the strips and stitching up and down in a continuous fashion.
Sew a button on the back, close to the elastic band.
This tutorial is based on ideas and instructions collected from these sites:
Tutorial in French: Housse à crayons