You will need:
Linen/Outer Fabric 16½" x 4½" (if your fabric frays a lot cut slightly larger and trim to size when you have finished the embroidery)
Pretty Lining Fabric 16½" x 4½"
Iron on Wadding16½" x 4½"
Iron on interfacing 16½" x 4½"
Scraps of fabrics for a motif
Buttons and embroidery floss
Fusible Web (I like Heat N Bond Lite best)
2" round thin elastic (or a press-stud)
Decorative buttons as required.
The flower I used is this shape and is about 1½" across - trace one from a book or just freehand draw one - that's the beauty of floral things, they don't have to be any shape. Try drawing an amoeba shape and putting a spiral in the middle to represent a rose.
Use tear-drop shapes for leaves֏💧💧💧and then draw a little stem in.
The design area for this is 3¾" x 1¾"
Remember to reverse any shapes when you are using fusible web as they come out the mirror image when they are finished.
So..... trace the design on to fusible web. Cut out leaving a small margin all the way around. Iron on to the reverse of the fabric and cut out on the line.
You need the design to start about 2" from the top. Lie your piece out to make sure the design is not going to be too big, or long. Audition it by folding the shape to represent the finished article.
Next iron some interfacing on to the back of the outer fabric (careful not to get it stuck to the iron - it's a pig to scrape off!). Don't press the embroidery too hard or you will flatten the stitches. I sewed a little button to the centre of the flower at this point.
Trim the shape to the exact size and mark a ¼" seam all the way around. Take a round shape - I used a glass to round off the end OPPOSITE to the motif.
With right sides together sew the outer and lining units together leaving a gap to turn at the curved end of the piece which is at the back when made up. Be as accurate as possible otherwise your finished article will look wonky.
PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE PICTURE IS OF TWO CASES SIDE BY SIDE
Now fold the case into its finished position. The front folded up will measure about six inches. You can adjust this a little so that you are happy with the way it looks.
Mark the position of the button and sew on or attach the press studs. Doing it now will ensure that it is in the right place when it is sewn together. Make sure the fastening is centred. Refold to check everything is in the right place before you start sewing the sides together.
I like to have there pretty lining showing
I've tested this pattern but if you see any mistakes in the instructions I would be really grateful if you could let me know.