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Funky Fresh CD Holder

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Use scrap fabrics to make a unique and eclectic fabric cd holder from Jennifer Neill. These are one-of-a-kind gifts that will be great for Mother's Day crafts and friends' birthdays. Make a funky cd holder for all your music-loving friends!

Funky CD Player

Materials:

  • Fabric Scraps (cut into 8x5 inch strips)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thin Cardboard or Sturdy Interfacing (cut into two 12x6 inch rectangles)
  • Two additional pieces of fabric (cut into 8x14 inch rectangles)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:

  1. Roll one long edge under and press to create a hem and avoid fraying.

    CD Holder 1
     
  2. Use a piece of fabric as a base (about 8x14 inches), and begin to layer your strips of fabric onto it. Begin at the top and layer each piece about 1/2 inch lower than the one before it.
     
  3. Pin and run a stitch along the edge. (This seam is just to hold your pieces together). Each layer remains open at the top and provides a little pocket for a CD. It will look like this:

    CD Holder 3
     
  4. Flip your sewn strips over and center your cardboard or interfacing. Wrap your fabric around the cardboard.

    CD Holder 4
     
  5. All these layers were thin enough to sew through, but too thick to pin...soooo I pulled out the duct tape to hold it in place! Here is the piece we will use for the back, covered with a single layer of coordinating fabric.

    CD Holder 5
     
  6. And here is the piece we layered and sewed, also taped to the cardboard.

    Cd Holder 6
     
  7. Sew the fabrics onto each piece of cardboard and remove the tape. (Sew slooowly so you don't break your needle). Clean up the edges with your scissors.

    CD Holder 7
     
  8. Now, you should have two fabric covered cardboard rectangles. One should have a single fabric covering it and the other should have your layered fabrics covering it. Hot glue the front and back together, just sandwich all the ugly parts inside!

    CD Holder 8
     
  9. Flip her over and fill her up with all your funky tunes (because we only listen to cool music in my new ride!)

    CD Holder 9

Crafter's Note: This could be a cute gift idea wrapped with a new CD.

 

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