CD Wallet

Materials

  • Total fat quarter of Christmas fabric
  • Thread
  • Pelmet Vilene
  • Bondaweb

Finished Size

CD case 5 1⁄4in square

Skill Level

Beginner

You can make these for any occasion, not just Christmas, just think of it as a postcard and away you go! You could make CD or DVD wallets for photos or films of holidays, weddings, birthdays or grandchildren. The wallets will ensure that your discs are protected from scratches and dust as well as looking pretty!

The Cover

  1. Cut two squares of pelmet vilene, each 5 1/4in square. If your vilene is fusible, then you won't need to use bondaweb to fuse the fabric. If it isn't fusible, cut four 5 1/4in squares of bondaweb in addition.
  2. Cut four 5 1/4in squares of fabric. Two of these will show on the outside, two will be used as lining fabric.
  3. Choose a square of fabric for the background of the front cover and decide on your decoration. I've drawn a simple Robin shape, and used bondaweb applique to fix it to one of my squares.
  4. If you have an alphabet on your sewing machine, you could use it to embroider the title of the cd or dvd on the same square. Make sure you embroider on a practice scrap first, and make any adjustments before you sew your envelope!
  5. When you're happy with the finished fabric square, fuse it to one of the pelmet vilene squares.
  6. Decorate a second fabric square for the back if required, then fuse this to the second pelmet vilene square.
  7. If you're finished, then fuse the two remaining undecorated squares to the back of the pelmet vilene to create the lining.
Figure 1: The outside front and back cover
Figure 1: The outside front and back cover
Figure 2: The plain squares used as a lining for the inside
Figure 2: The plain squares used as a lining for the inside

Finishing off

  1. Using a wide Satin stitch, finish the top edge of both front and back squares.
  2. Place both squares, lining sides together, top finished edges aligned, and pin.
  3. Using a zig zag or button hole stitch, join around the remaining three raw sides to complete your envelope. We're not turning it through, so you may want to sew around these sides a number of times.
Figure 3: Finishing the top edges
Figure 3: Finishing the top edges