I did spend a lot of time on my album and I ended up sending it to a dear friend who has an adorable little guy. I think she can fill it up with loads of cute pics for him. Keeping with that same monster theme I seen Carina created the monsters in svg form and a super cute little pencil holder that was a monster. I had an idea that it would make a cute ipad cover/case.
Bringing the file into the silhouette program the only change I made was to just make a tad wider because I have the IPAD2 and not the mini and after measuring I just wanted a little more wiggle room, especially with allowing for a seam. I cut all the pieces so that I could use them as a pattern for my felt.
I love to make felt projects but let me be clear I am NOT by any means great with a sewing machine. I am a newbie with sewing. But hopefully the one thing you will get from this post is that you shouldn't be scared. I actually wanted a sewing machine to sew on my paper projects. Then I started seeing a lot of cute felt plushies and another craft was born. I had my sewing machine 2 years before I was brave and took out of the box! I was very proud of myself that I actually followed instructions and was able to get it set up pretty quickly. So step one is to not be intimidated. I know Carina is a an expert with sewing and I could let that scare me from posting on her blog a sewing project but i am hoping you all will get the courage to try it! My project is far from perfect and sewing felt (some spots 4 layers) is not easy as it seems because it moves a lot but the beauty of felt is that it is ok for it to not be perfect. You can do a lot of trimming, exposed seams are ok and is what you see alot.
So I started sewing it up and left the top open. I sewed (ok that word just doesn't look right) the divided sections on the two pencil pocket area's but sewed them at various widths for notepad and some miscellaneous items. I created a button clip with one of the printables from her paper collection.
On to the ear buds I figured the size I wanted to go with and using the monster svg file just adjusted it to the size I needed (approx 3.5" H x 2" wide). Cut it out on my silhouette and then used as a pattern again. I handstitched around two pieces with a "Blanket stitch" and I sandwiched a piece of cardboard in between them to make it stiff to use to wrap the cords around from the earbuds. The ears and yellow pieces were quite small so I used felt glue for them. I did sew a little strip on the back to feed the cord through just to help hold on to the holder better.