Introduction: Handbag Nail File Case

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Follow these simple steps to make a cute case for those mini handbag-sized nail files. All you need is some felt and a couple of buttons - if you dont have little buttons you could ways sew on small circles of felt.

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Step 1: You Will Need

a) Felt in green, pink and white
b) mini nail files. I got a 2 packs for £1 in Primark (i live in the UK)
c) Small buttons for the eyes
d) Pinking shears (zigzag scissors)
e) Snap fasteners, i used 6mm
f) Pins
g) Scissors
h) Needle
i) Embroidery thread

Step 2: Cut All Your Pieces Out

1) Cut out a square of green felt, big enough so that when the nail files are folded within it there is a 2cm margin on the 3 raw edges. This is the main body of the case.

2) Cut another piece green felt the same length as the main body but 2cm narrower. This will be the inside pocket. Cut a piece of pink felt the same size as your main body.

3) Cut away 1cm of the pink felt, all the way around, using pinking shears.

4) This is what your case should look like at this stage.

Step 3: Making the Bunny

5) Cut a simple bunny shape from white felt. If you are unsure about doing this freehand draw it on a piece of paper and use this as a template.

6) Position it on the folded case and pin in place.

7) Disassemble the case leaving just the pink felt. Stitch all the way around the bunny face, sewing him securely to the pink felt.

8) Sew on two button eyes, i added two stitches in a X shape for a nose.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

9) Reassemble the case, and pin all 3 layers in place. This is how it should look at this stage.

10) Use straight stitch to sew through all three layers, about 3mm inside the edge of the pink felt.

11) Sew a straight line down the centre of the case. This is how it should look now.

12) Sew a snap fastner on each edge of the case.


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