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Elastic-Close Case How-To

This case requires only a few straight stitches. (The elastic is sandwiched between the felt pieces.)



Holland wool felt, in Ash, Carrot, and Sea Green, 18" by 18", from $8 each,
Riche buttons, by Sun Felt, in Medium Gray, $6 for 3,
Elastic, in Orange, $2.75 a yd.,


  • Rotary cutter (or scissors)
  • Felt
  • Elastic, 1 inch wide
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Template


  1. Step 1

    Download and print template. Cut out felt pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Following template guidelines, fold felt and position a 14-inch length of elastic. Pin felt and elastic in place.

  3. Step 3

    Sew side seams and elastic.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2013

Reviews (2)

  • 17 May, 2013

    In the Mag, page 52 June issue you show the protectors for 2- i pad and the i pad mini or Kindle fire... were are these templates...???they are to have a pocket for earphones? and the tech case templates are not to be found

  • 13 May, 2013

    Where are the template and instructions for the Kindle? Instructions on the second template are very vague. More detailed instructions would be helpful. Nice designs though.