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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.)

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2013



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


  1. Download and print template. Cut out felt pieces.

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

  3. Sew side seams and elastic.

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