Sometimes I get a bug up my ass and want to make something, perfect it, and that will be that.
I decided that I wanted to make a flat iron cozy so I could throw my flat iron back in my gym bag without melting my yoga pants. But I needed to practice and figure it out. I wasn’t thrilled with the options on Pinterest, nor did I find any real google epiphanies, so I just decided to wing it. I asked around my Corporate Soul Sucking Job if the ladies would be interested in being guinea pigs as I worked out the pattern…I’d include a matching zip pouches (using seemingly discontinued Elizabeth Hartman pattern.) The girls were all good sports, told me their color/style preference and off to work I went.
I measured the length of my flat iron, and the circumference around it (thickness.) I added seam allowances plus an inch for batting and the iron-safe insulating fabric. The measurements for the inside fabric and batting, I dropped a 1/4″ to allow for thickness. That inch of ease I added proved to be way too much (see top photo with huge Burberry-esque version.) I dropped it down to just 3/8″ plus seam allowance and that seemed to be better. The length goes past the flat iron, and the ties, about 7 inches long, tie the cord to the outside safely while also cinching up the bag, as it were. Easy peasy.
I kept a few for me and sent the rest out to coworkers and their daughters. Overall, I’m really happy with it. Easy use of scrap fabric and scrap batting – bonus! Plus, how cute is that Riley Blake neon fabric with the Essex linen? I kept the purple 80’s paint splatter versions for myself – I picked it up in Ballard at Dry Goods and it’s MINE ALL MINE cuz I’m totally in love with Ballard and I’m going to move in to Dry Goods. They’ll never notice.
Plus, Bonus! No melted yoga pants!