Hi! Update of updates will come soon but this was too fun to not share!
I made one of these a few weeks ago almost as a joke. Bob had been playing Pokemon Go like crazy and even made Emmett an email address and a Pokemon Go account so he could “play” too (of course he caught a Pikachu first go, overachieving little 10 month old!) Since Emmett doesn’t exactly have an iPod (although I’m sure he’d like one to play Emma Wiggle on repeat) I figured he could put his pacifier in it. :P
A few members of the Facebook group saw it and started making them with felt and applique, which is so cool! But, I do have a clever way to piece it that I wanted to show you. It’s silly, but I have moved my sewing room 4 or 5 times since my last pattern, and I have a different computer, different sewing machine, different lights… so I wanted to make sure everything worked and this was a good way to test it.
Now, this is based on my infamous Circle Zip Earbud Pouch tutorial which you will need to reference HERE or you can purchase the bright, twice as detailed, printable pattern HERE. For quick access, you can find the template HERE.
You will need:
3 – 4.5″ red half circles
3 – 4.5″ white half circles
1 – 4.5″ white circle
1 – 4.5″ circle of batting (I’m using Pellon 988 poly fleece)
2 – 4.5″ half circles of batting
1 – 1″ x 4.5″ strip of black fabric
1 – 2″ x 2″ tab of black fabric
1 – 1.5″ x 1.5″ piece of black fabric for the large circle
1 – 1″ x 1″ piece of white fabric for the small circle
1 – 6″ or longer 1″ wide NYLON dress zipper (not a handbag zip, not a metal zip!)
1 – 2″ x 2″ or larger piece of *sewable* paper backed fusible web (This is Heat n Bond Lite)
Red, black, and white thread
I use a 90/14 Sharp/Microtex or topstitch needle
A 1/4″ piecing (quilting) foot is helpful, as are a zipper foot and walking foot
CUT ALL THE THINGS
Line up the raw edges of one red half circle and the 4.5″ x 1″ strip of black fabric. Sew a 1/4″ seam, backstitching at the beginning and end.
Fold the black strip down and press.
Place a white half circle on top, aligning the raw edges with the black strip. Sew a 1/4″ seam, backstitching at the beginning and end.
Topstitch with black thread 1/8″ from the both inside edges of the black fabric.
Rough cut the two circles from the fusible web. I traced the ends of a spool of thread and a tube of chapstick to draw these circles on the paper backing of the fusible web. :)
Press the large circle onto the black fabric. Press the small circle onto the white fabric. Just 2-3 seconds is enough. Use a press cloth!
CUT OUT the two circles. Remove the paper (the glue should be left behind.)
Complete the rest of the earbud pouch as per the tutorial/pattern directions. Make sure you match the red and white before sewing around the circle, and swap out the thread to match the colors, including half way through the final topstitch.
Front and back:
Posting this now, because I should be sewing. (I’m actually making a lot of progress behind the scenes consider the baby is “exceeding his milestones” AKA climbing the kitchen cart to push the buttons on the waffle maker while saying UP!)