My awesome sister-in-law just had a birthday and I wanted to make something great for her.
It's quite simple to make, though mine is a little floppy...apparently although interfacing looks very similar to felt, it does not work the same way.
Just so you know.
I just cut out two rectangles of fabric and one of felt (though you should really use interfacing!), if you want lave or other embellishments sew them on now. I had ordered some magnetic snaps from ebay, but I was later contacted by ebay warning me not to purchase from this seller.
I'd already paid. So I went ahead and sewed anyway!
Then I sewed the rectangles right sides together with the
felt interfacing on the outside. Leave a small gap and turn right side round. Iron and then fold up the bottom just over a third of the way, iron again.
Then sew around the outside, excluding the bottom edge, like you can see in the photo above.
I also made this simple card. Butterflies punched out and mounted with foam squares. I put in in a special box type envelope I found in a set at my local charity shop (it came with two punches, a magazine, tweasers, cards and envelopes for £1.99!).
Then I wrapped it up in brown paper and stitched round the outside and posted it a day late.
I did mention that the flu has been in our house for over two weeks now?
p.s. where do you sewers get your interfacing from? I've never actually seen it for sale anywhere...I know I'm totally out of the proper sewists club.