Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Snap Slip Case (Full Tutorial)

Functional, stylish, cute, easy to follow construction. Those are all words you want to hear when you tackle a project - right?

Well here is your functional, stylish, cute, and easy to construct snap slip cover case!

You can use this case for many things: tablets, phones, binders, laptops, dog beds, pillows, the list is endless. In terms of how much fabric you will need- that depends on how large the item is that you are trying to cover.

Here is the easiest way to calculate how much fabric you will need:

length of your item + 1 inch
width of your item (x2) + .5 inches

I am recovering a mat which is 16 inches long by 12.75 inches wide therefore I will need

16 " + 1" = length of fabric
25.5" + .5" = width of fabric

Cut both a liner piece and exterior piece of fabric

Start by folding your lining piece in half side to side so you have a top edge, side edge, and bottom edge with one side folded.

Stitch along the bottom edge, and side edge with a 1/4" seam allowance (leave yourself a 1" space on your side seam for turning).

Backstitch at the beginning and end to secure your stitches.

Now you're going to stitch your exterior. With right sides together, stitch across the bottom and side edge using a 1/4" seam allowance, backstitching at the beginning and end. You do NOT need to leave yourself a turning hole on the exterior piece.

Turn your exterior piece right side out

Now comes the tricky part! You are going to put your exterior piece (right side out) into your lining (right sides together).

Push your exterior piece all the way into your lining until the top raw edges match up. Make sure you line up the side seams of both pieces and clip it. 

Continue to clip along the top raw edges all the way around.

Using a 1/4" seam allowance stitch all the way around the top raw edges, stitching them together. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end to secure your stitches.

Using the turning hole you left on your side seam of the lining piece, pull your exterior through the hole.

Pull your exterior piece all the way out, and turn your lining piece right side out too. You should have one long piece that looks like this:

Put your hand in through your turning hole and poke out all of your corners so they're nice and crisp.

Fold your raw edges of your turning hole towards the inside an pin in place. Top stitch only across where your turning hole is - using a 1/8" seam allowance.

Now is the fun part! Stuff your lining into your exterior piece!

Push the corners of your lining into the corners of your exterior piece and line up your top edges so they're nice and flush. Starting at the side seam, clip along the top edge of your sleeve.

Top stitch around the top edge using a 1/8" seam allowance.

Now turn your slip case wrong side out. Fold your top edge down 1/2" all the way around and press, then clip in place.

Top stitch 1/8" from the bottom of your folded over edge.

Turn your sleeve right side out again and you will have a nice finished folded over top edge. Now it's time to install your snap!

I measured across the top of my sleeve to find the middle so I could place my snap. You can use one snap right in the middle or you can place multiple snaps evenly spaced along the top edge.

Install your snap/s (following manufacture's directions) and you will have your finished snap sleeve!


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