24 Nov 2011

DIY: Mini Envelope Purse For Earphones

Hello Earphones!
If you are anything like us, your canvas tote is full of everything you can think of. Camera, notebook, pens, lipgloss, keys, Kinder chocolate, wooly hat, hand cream, purse ... yup, we have it all! But we are getting super tired of our lovely new earphones getting tangled up in everything. Nobody wants to be the crazy looking bird raking through her handbag, right?!
So we decided to make a special little envelope bag just for them.
This is a quicker and simpler tutorial to our original Envelope Clutch diy, and would be a great little stocking filler too!

First up you will need some fun material (hello kittens!), some lining, needle and thread (a sewing machine will help a lot too if you are lucky enough to have one) and a little velcro.
We have used quilting material for our lining as we wanted something a little more substantial and protective to help our envelope keep shape (this stiffens when ironed). If you wish to get the same effect without that particular material, you can alternatively iron in some webbing/interfacing before you sew the materials together. This project still works great if you cant be bothered doing that though :)

First up we need to cut out matching squares of our fabric. Make sure they are large enough to fit your headphones in when you fold in all the corners -- otherwise you will be making yourself a very small coin purse. . . or eyelash pouch if its teeny tiny! Hee hee!

Next, you want to sew the two together. Make sure you are stitching on the wrong side of both materials as we are going to hide all the edges on the inside of the bag like geniuses. Remember to leave a gap so you can pull the material through, then hand stitch this little nip closed. Lovely!

Now we are going to lightly iron each side down to form an envelope...

And hand stitch the two bottom sides to keep them shut.
Next up you can add on your velcro fasteners and even a little label of love!

Hooray! That was easy, wasn't it? And now your lovely earphones will never have to get tangled around everything you own ever again. How clever! These are a great way to make use of your fabric scraps and would be ideal little gifts for your bezzies too.
Fashionable and practical? Yes please!
Be sure to let us know what you think of our little project :)


  1. So cuuuuuuuuute!!! (and practical too)

    1. That's exactly what I aim for in life :)