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Date: 6/11/13 1:23 PM

I am making a travel case for a CD rack. The size is 18-1/2" W. x 18" H. x 6-1/2" deep. I want a flap with a lip to cover over the top, with a velcro strip on the lip for closure.

I purchased the fabric, lining, and heavy iron-on pellon. Here are my questions:

1. Should I cut separate pieces for top, back, bottom, sides and front? OR, should I wrap the fabric around and only have one seam (plus the flap for the top)?

2. Should the interfacing be cut the same size as the fabric, or cut smaller so that the seams are not bulky?

Any advice would be appreciated as I can't find anything online that would be helpful.

I have a sketch of what the cover should look like, if anyone wants me to send it to them. Thank you so much for your help!

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Date: 6/11/13 8:55 PM

1. It's your case, so it's up to what you like. If you're worried about making a pattern or something, the. You night want to opt for separate pieces, so you can match each piece to each side with confidence.
2. Yes, since you have fusible, I recommend cutting it shy of your seam allowances to reduce the bulk.

Have fun!

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Date: 6/12/13 3:53 AM

Quote: SewingGracie
I am making a travel case for a CD rack. The size is 18-1/2" W. x 18" H. x 6-1/2" deep. I want a flap with a lip to cover over the top, with a velcro strip on the lip for closure.



I purchased the fabric, lining, and heavy iron-on pellon. Here are my questions:



1. Should I cut separate pieces for top, back, bottom, sides and front? OR, should I wrap the fabric around and only have one seam (plus the flap for the top)?



2. Should the interfacing be cut the same size as the fabric, or cut smaller so that the seams are not bulky?



Any advice would be appreciated as I can't find anything online that would be helpful.



I have a sketch of what the cover should look like, if anyone wants me to send it to them. Thank you so much for your help!

It may help if you can post your sketch as a photo here -- I also head to google :-) There are many free patterns for Laptops as well as an overwhelming of purses..

Since you know the measurements and what you want it to look like,

What does it look like (similiar to?) a boxy shaped pillow with flap, a smaller laptop or maybe a purse with a flap?

Also look for Box pillows - these have a lot of depth to them. Agree always cut the interfacing shy 1/4" at least of the fabric - Unless you have a really sturdy machine for all those seams.

Personally? I would make it like a purse, with only side seams (or a flap seam), since you are lining this.

Good luck and DO write a review -- Your own pattern so other's can see the design if they are attempting the same thing -- Have you looked in the Reviews to see if anyone else has made something like this?

hmm too much coffee LOL Anyway Good luck

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