UO DIYMarch 2, 2015
After showing us how to make our very own scrub soaps, scented candles, and some amazing hangers for your wall art too, French DIY blogger Morgane Giner returns to the UO Blog to keep our crafty fingers busy with this extremely useful homemade headphone case.
“I don’t know about you but I hate when my headphones get all tangled up with the rest of my stuff, so I’ve made this cool drawstring bag to store my headphones in my handbag. A fine solution to avoid that daily annoyance.” – Morgane
What you’ll need :
2 Cotton fabric pieces 54cm x 38cm
2 metres of black cord
A pair of scissors
A tape measure
A packet of black dye
An empty spray bottle
Put the two pieces of fabric on top of each other and pin three sides to create the bottom of the bag. Leave 9 cm unpinned for the top of the bag on each side.
Working on only one corner at the time, fold approx.1 cm on the top of the bag and pin.
Hand sew using a running stitch technique. To finish the thread repeat the last stitch many times.
Pass your needle through the little hoop and cut the thread.
Repeat on each of the four corners on the top of the bag.
Now fold 1 cm at the top.
Fold another 3.5cm to create a hem (that will be the channel to pass the cord).
Hand sew using blind stitch technique.
Repeat on the other side.
Sew the three sides of the bag starting at the bottom of the hem you have just made.
Cut the corner of the bottom of the bag, close to the seam.
Turn the bag inside out. Use a pen/chopstick/knitting needle to push the corners into place.
Cut the black cord in two and pass it through the hem on one side of the bag and then back around the other side so that you have both ends of the cord on one side. (You can help yourself with a pen, sticking the cord in the lid). Knot together the two ends of the cord.
Repeat the process with the other cord but the other way around, so when you pull on each side the bag will close. Your drawstring bag is now ready! Now let’s customise it.
Put your bag on a tiled surface (one that’s easy to clean with bleach) or a piece of cardboard. Mix the dye following the instructions on the pack, and then carefully add it the empty spray bottle.
Spray the bag on each side and let it dry.