***This project requires basic handsewing skills.***
Since the weather is warming up for spring, many of us are spending more time outdoors. I love to be outside, and I find that I get lots of great ideas for creative ideas when I am out of doors. However, I think that taking supplies to write down my ideas or work on creative projects is exhausting. Pens blow away in the wind, paper flies off your lap, etc.
That's why I dreamed up this fun project - it's a pen/pencil holder that wraps around a clipboard and keeps your writing utensil in place. Are you ready to make your own? Let's get started! There are a lot of steps, but once you get started, it is a decently easy project. :)
What You Will Need:
- A strip of felt that is 28.75 inches long and 2 inches wide
- Strong Glue (I used Tacky Glue)
- Needle & Thread
- Elastic (any width)
- Measuring tape or yardstick
1. Cut our your strip of felt, if you haven't already.
2. Measure from the bottom of the strip to 4 inches up, and use a pencil to mark that spot.
3. Fold over the bottom of the felt until it reaches the four-inches line you had marked.
4. Place a line of glue along the edges of the bottom and both sides of your folded-over section.
5. Let dry (this may take several hours).
6. Now, take your piece of elastic, and begin to hand-sew it onto the bottom of your felt strip. The felt may wiggle around for a while at first, and that's perfectly ok. You may try stitching in a bit of a "square" pattern, so that all of stitches form a square-like shape on the elastic.
7. Sew the elastic onto the other end of the felt. Before you begin stitching, slip your partially-finished holder over a clipboard. Examine how well it will fit on the clipboard, and evaluate how tight the elastic will need to be. Since clipboards can vary a bit in size, I didn't provide measurements for the elastic.
8. Put in some pens and take your new creation outside!
Thank you so much for following along with me!