My dad is a tricky guys to shop for, but like most men he does have one well loved hobby – tv. And with TV and all it’s gadgets come remotes, a lot of them. To keep them all in one place, whip up this remote control case as a gift for dad on father’s day.
- Heavy felt, cut 14 inches wide by 22 inches long, or according to your remotes
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Trim (ribbon works)
- Optional: tags and pen for labelling pockets
1 Starting at the bottom, glue a 5cm line of hot clue 1/2 a cm from the edge and fold over to create a folded edge. Press down on the hot glue for 5 seconds to make sure it sticks. Continue all the way along the edge and the two long sides. Don’t do the top yet.
2 Fold in each bottom corner approximately 1 cm in and glue down.
3 Bring the bottom edge and fold up to create your pocket. To judge how far, place a controller on the felt and fold up to where you want the fold to stop, approximately a 2.5 inch allowance from the fabric fold to the top of the tallest controller. Now glue down the edges to create a pocket, leaving about an inch at the top without glue (you’ll seal that in the next step).
4 To cover your seams on the flap, glue trim overtop, starting where you left that inch gap up to the top. Now you can glue your pocket down over top your trim.
5 To create pockets for each controller, place them inside the pocket and space them how you’d like. Use a pin to mark where you will need to glue down the fabric. Remove the controls then place a strip of glue where the pins were on each side (two lines) inside the felt pocket.
6 Fold and glue the top two corners and edge like in steps 2 and 3. Repeat step 2 one more time, folding the top edge over once more.
7 Glue a velcro strip on top of the top edge. Glue the matching strip on the bottom. Make sure they line up.
8 Create tags that label what each controller is and glue above (optional).
9 Voila! Present for dad.
This DIY is great because you can whip it up so quickly since it doesn’t require sewing. However I must admit, you will get a much prettier and sturdier result using a sewing machine. (I would have but I’ve lent it out).
My dad loves watching shows on history, anything non-fiction and cooking.
Due to report card season (and being up to my eyeballs in paperwork) I won’t be posting tomorrow. Wishing you all a lovely weekend and a very happy father’s day!