Today I was poking around Pinterest (surprise, surprise) and saw a neat felt electronics case on The Purl Bee (a new favorite blog!) that I was really inspired by. When you're done here, head on over to there and check out their virtual treasure trove of tutorials, and inspirational projects -- they are doing some excellent stuff!
Back to this project: I made a few adjustments on my own -- mainly not doing the same closure method that they had outlined. Poking through the fabric stash, some leftover laminated cotton caught my eye, so I whipped that out and got to work drafting up a pattern!
After a little finagling, and digging through the button collection for something fun, here's the finished product:
I was feeling a little inspired by the London Olympics, so to go along with the very proper black and white houndstooth, a little UK underground button was the perfect little finishing touch!
It did come out a little bit snug, so next time around I would probably add another 1/2" to 3/4" for some breathing room. Maybe a faux button closure with some hook-and-loop underneath for a little less hassle closure.
What Olympics inspired projects are you working on this summer?