DIY: Typographic organizers

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What you’ll need:

  • Free patterns and designs for cases
  • Fake leather or vinyl
  • Cotton fabric
  • Vinyl cutter (we used a Silhouette machine)
  • Gold and white adhesive-backed vinyl
  • Leather rope or string
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Zipper
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine

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STEP ONE

Print and cut out the pattern.

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STEP TWO

Place the pattern on top of your fabric and trace it onto the material using a fabric pencil.

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STEP THREE

Carefully cut out each piece. You should have two rectangles (one of the lining and one of the outer material) and two thin pentagon shapes.

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STEP FOUR

Pin together your rectangles with the wrong sides (i.e. what will be the inside of your case) together. Do the same with your pentagon-shaped pieces.

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STEP FIVE

Serge the sides together, trimming about 1/4-inch off for each side. Do the same with your pentagon-shaped pieces.

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STEP SIX

Pin the rectangle and other piece together with right sides (i.e. the outside of your case) facing in. This is to prevent the raw seams from showing on the outside. Serge each side together at the seams, leaving the side where the fold line is marked on the pattern. This will be the opening of the case.

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STEP SEVEN

Turn your case inside out so the right sides are facing out. Fold the triangle-shaped flap down and mark where you want to cut the slits. (The slits will be where the the pointed part of the flap folds and tucks into.) When you’re happy with the placement, use your X-ACTO knife to cut the slits in the vinyl. Tuck the point into the slit to make sure it slides in and out properly. You may need to make the cuts longer or shorter depending on how you serged the fabric.

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STEP EIGHT

Carefully peel off the gold vinyl letters and stick them to the back of your case. You’re done! You’ll find instructions for the other cases in the downloadable pattern file.

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Fairgoods is an online shop that sells type and fun gifts that use that type.

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