Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A traveling fox

With lots of travel time coming up, we decided to get B a Kindle Fire tablet and headphones for his birthday, and obviously I had a make a case for each of them.
I made a simple drawstring bag for the headphones. I more or less followed the instructions from my lined drawstring wine bag tutorial, except that I used a solid panel of fabric for the exterior. In case you're interested in making something similar, we purchased these headphones, and the cutting dimensions for the interior and exterior pieces of fabric should be 8" x 9". (Note that your bag will be slightly larger than mine. I made mine a bit smaller, and the headphones just barely fit, so I'd scale it up just a tad.) Use a 1/4" seam allowance.
For the tablet sleeve, I followed my Kindle sleeve tutorial with the sizes adjusted for the new, smaller Kindle. For a Kindle Fire HD 6, the dimensions should be as follows:
* Outside fabric
--Two pieces measuring 5.5" x 8"
--One piece measuring 3.25" x 3.25"

* Inside fabric
--Two pieces measuring
5.5" x 8"
--One piece measuring 3.25" x 3.25"

* Fusible fleece
--Two pieces measuring 4.5" x 7"
--One piece measuring 2.75" x 2.75"

In addition to the size changes, as you can see in the cutting directions, I also used fusible fleece instead of batting or flannel (as I recommended in the original tutorial). The fusible fleece really helps to cut down on the bulk in the seam allowances. For the main bag pieces, center the fleece on the wrong side of your outside fabric and fuse in place before assembling the bag. For the closing flap, center the fleece on the wrong side of your inside fabric and fuse in place. Use a 3/8" seam allowance on the body of the bag and a 1/4" seam allowance on the flap. Follow the remaining instructions in the tutorial as written.
For both pouches, I used the Anne Kelle Remix foxes on the outside and Anna Maria Horner's Sealing Wax in saffron on the inside. I think we're ready to hit the road!

1 comment:

  1. These are soooooo cute and especially with the fox motif. :)


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