Tuesday, September 29, 2020

DIY AirPods Case with kraft-tex

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This month, I'm sharing a free tutorial for using kraft-tex, the vegan material that looks like leather but cuts and sews like paper. As part of the kraft-tex Color of the Month challenge, I'm working with kraft-tex Sapphire, a gorgeous deep blue shade that has so many possibilities: sew it, stamp it, dye it, paint it.

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Yesterday was my birthday, and my husband gifted me with some Apple AirPods! They are wireless earbuds that you connect via bluetooth to my phone. I took them on a run, and they were perfect for listening to music. They also make it easier to talk on the phone with my mom while I'm walking around the house, because I don't have to carry anything. The only problem is, Matt has AirPods too, so I thought it would be easy for us to mix them up.

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To help protect my case and keep it clipped onto my purse, I used kraft-tex to sew a simple AirPods case! Do you want to DIY your own AirPods case? This free pattern will work with kraft-tex, cork, or leather. Let's get started!

DIY Apple AirPods Storage Case

Materials: 

8" x 8" piece of kraft-tex, cork, or leather

1" wide swivel clip

9.5mm metal snaps and setting tool

scissors

sewing machine and contrasting thread 

white school glue 

AirPods case pattern (printed at 100% scale)

 

Cutting:

From kraft-tex

- Cut 1 Airpods case template from pattern

- Cut 1 strip 3/4" x 2 1/4" for swivel clip

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Directions:

1. Using a contrasting thread, machine stitch 1/8" from the edge around the pattern piece cut from kraft-tex. Sew slowely and carefully.

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2. Use the pattern piece to mark the placement for the swivel clip loop on the right side of the kraft-tex.

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3. Fold the kraft-tex strip in half, threading it through the end of the swivel clip. Place the two ends over the bottom of the marked rectangle.

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4. Stitch a box with an "X" through it to secure the loop to the kraft-tex.

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5. Place the AirPods on top of the wrong side of the kraft-tex. Fold the left flap in.

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6. Fold the right flap in, over top of the left flap.

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7. Fold the bottom flap up over the two previous flaps.

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8. Fold the top flap down, over the three previous flaps. This gives you the basic shape of the AirPods case. Next, we'll attach the snaps.

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9. Use the pattern piece to mark the snap placement. Attach one male snap to the wrong side of the top flap and one female snap to the right side of the bottom flap, as shown. (The other side of the top snap is blue, to match my case.) 

Test the snaps before the next step, which is gluing.

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10. Use white school glue to secure wrap the right flap over the left flap.

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11. Here, I've flipped the case upside down. Add more school glue on top of the left-right side flaps, now wrapped around the AirPods case. Fold the bottom flap up and over the glue.

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12. Press the snaps together, leaving the AirPods inside the case overnight or until it dries. Once it's dry, you can slip out the AirPods and admire your handiwork!

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Ta-da! The swivel clip makes it easy to take my AirPods on the go.

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I think I'll sew up this case in a few different colors so I can accessorize! I love how this turned out, and think it's even cuter than any of the leather AirPods cases I found while perusing the Internet.

If you want some more ideas for using kraft-tex in accessories, bags, and home decor, you can check out my book kraft-tex Creations: Sew 18 Projects with Vegan Leather; Print, Stitch, Paint & Design (Stash Books).


kraft-tex Color of the Month 2020

I’m looking forward to sharing more kraft-tex project ideas each month of 2020 as a #krafttexambassador ! Each month I’ll share a different kraft-tex project in the color of the month (hint: think birthstones). Here are my past projects.

August: kraft-tex Journal Necklace and Fringe Necklace
July: kraft-tex Boxy Zipper Bag
June: kraft-tex Woven Basket
May: kraft-tex Succulent Plant
April: kraft-tex Pillow Boxes for Gift Wrap
March: kraft-tex Flat Zipper Pouch Tutorial
February: kraft-tex Wallet
January: Wide Zipper Pouch

To shop all of the colors of kraft-tex and get more project ideas, visit CTPub.com and search kraft-tex.

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