Handmade Father’s Day Gift: iPod Earbud Case
If Dad’s earbuds are stored at the bottom of his bag, make a case using felt and glue to keep them clean and tangle-free. This would be a good handmade gift for Father’s Day, and you could even include an iTunes gift card inside.
Start by cutting a piece of felt into a rectangle that is 3 by 9 inches. Round the corners on one side to make the fold-over tab.
Put a line of glue about 4 inches long down both sides of the strip.
Using the right glue for felt is important because felt is so absorbent, and you don’t want glue to show through on the finished side. A good glue to use on felt is Beacon’s “Felt Glue” which is like fabric glue, but it doesn’t immediately soak into the felt. You can also use Aleene’s Tacky Glue or regular fabric glue with good results.
Then fold four inches of the strip over (not covering the one-inch tab on the end), and place something on top to keep it folded while the glue dries. The glue takes a few hours to dry.
The finished case is 3 inches wide and 4 inches long, with an extra one-inch tab that can be folded inside, or optionally you can add a snap or Velcro closure. Glue felt letters or shapes to decorate the case.
Happy Father’s Day!