Current on market CD visors had one major problem. They were BORING. Solid black, no personality so i set out to make my own version.
It's also an entry into the SewUseful contest. View it on Etsy here.
Step 1: Materials
1/2 yard of fabric of your choice. (This is the fun part of the project- GO WILD!)
1 package of extra wide double fold bias tape
1/3 yard of double sided iron-on adhesive (e.g. Heat N Bond)
double sided "fashion trim Velcro"
measuring tape or ruler
Step 2: Cutting the material
Cut 2 strips of Velcro each 18 inches.
Cut 6 rectangles out of your fabric that are 10 inches by 6 inches.
Stack the 6X10 rectangles of fabric on top of each other making sure all pieces of fabric are right sides up.
Measure one long side and mark at 4 1/2 inches. Measure and mark the other long side at 5 1/2 inches long. Connect these 2 marks and cut along your mark.
You should now have
2 strips of double sided Velcro, 18 inches in length
2 fabric rectangles that are 6"X13"
1 Peltex rectangle that is 6"X13"
12 fabric trapezoids that measure 6" wide and 4 1/2" high on one side and 5 1/2" high on the other side.
Step 3: Hemming the pockets.
Sew along this fold 1/4" from the outside fold. Trim any thread and fabric that sticks out.
Repeat this process for the remaining 11 pockets.
Step 4: Sewing the first pocket to the backing fabric.
Sew along the bottom edge of the fabric using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Step 5: Sewing remaing pockets on.
Butt the unfinished edge of the pocket up against the seam of the first pocket.
Sew the second pocket on using a 1/2 in seam allowance.
Repeat for remaining pockets.
Step 6: Baste pockets down.
Step 7: Attaching the stabilizer to backing.
*Do not iron this onto the piece with the pockets attached.*
Peel paper backing off of adhesive.
Iron the fabric onto the stabilizer.
While the iron is out, you can take this time to flatten out any ripples in your pocket's hems.
Step 8: Attaching the velcro strips.
Repeat for other side.
Sew the Velcro into place making a rectangle of stitching. Make sure to backstitch on ends to ensure a tight bond.
Fold the Velcro over on itself to keep it out of the way of the machine for the next step.
Step 9: Attaching the backing to the pockets.
Wrap the bias tape around the edge of the "sandwich" make sure the longer edge of the bias tape is on the bottom when you sew.
Wright's website has great instructions on applying bias tape. I use the 1 Step Binding method.
DO NOT PIN.