created this project for my daughter, a cosmetologist, so that she could take
her curling irons and flat iron home before they were cool enough to handle.
Then, I decided it would be perfect for transporting mini irons when traveling
or taking classes.It is very
simple, particularly if you have a serger. Kate had an adorable red ladybug
tote, so I chose this coordinating fabric. You will also need a piece of
batting and a piece of Iron Quick, the shiny, silver, heat-resistant fabric
used for ironing board covers, hot pads, and casserole carriers.
piece 4" x 9" of each: Iron Quick,
batting, and cotton fabric. I used regular low-loft quilt batting, but there also
are heat-resistant battings available, namely Therma-Flec and Insul-Bright.
fabric already matched an embroidered tote, and there wasn't much blank space
on the fabric print, I didn't embroider anything on the front. In retrospect, I
could have added a monogram.
If you want to
add embroidery, stitch as desired on the cotton fabric and remove it from the
hoop. Make a "sandwich" with Iron Quick shiny (side down), batting in the
middle, and fabric (right side up).
Serge across both
short ends. These will create the opening for the hot pocket. Fold the sandwich
in half (Iron Quick is on the inside, shiny sides together, fabric right sides are
out) to create the pocket for a curling iron or mini iron. Serge along both long
sides and it's done!
If you don't have
a serger, stitch traditionally. Place the Iron Quick (shiny side up) on bottom,
then fabric (right side down), and batting. Stitch around three sides and turn
inside out so that the right side of the fabric is out and the Iron Quick
(shiny side) is inside the pocket. Then stitch the end closed.
So, whether you are traveling, taking a class, or making this as a gift, this carrier will keep hot surfaces in check.