How to Make a Flat Iron Case

How to Make a Flat IroN CASE

How to make a flat iron case


How to make a flat iron case.  Storing or traveling with hair appliances is always difficult.  They are bulky and take up a lot of room.  The cords are especially an issue so I thought I would create this flat iron case that you can use for storage and travel.  This is a simple sewing project that can be made using basic sewing skills. I used two different quilting cottons and some ironing board fabric to create this project.  I chose a fun orange floral but you can choose any fabric pattern you like for your flat iron case. Quilting cotton is probably the best fabric for this project. You could also use this to store a curling iron as well.  

I used fabrics from my stash that I obtained at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could always head to Fabric.com or Hobby Lobby to get exactly what you need for your flat iron case.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission ate no extra cost to you. 

If you would like a video tutorial of this project head over to YouTube and check out my video.  While you are there subscribe to my free youTube channel .  

What you will Need:  How to make a flat iron case 

  • 1/2 yd exterior fabric and lining fabric
  • 1/4 yd ironing board fabric
  • Kam Snap kit

Step 1: Cut Your Fabrics

Cut 2 18″x 6″ rectangles from exterior fabric and one 18″ x 6″ rectangle from the ironing board fabric.  Then cut a 14 1/2″ x 6″ rectangle of exterior, interior, and ironing board fabric. Round the top of the main long outer pieces and ironing board fabric using a small plate or compass.  
How to make a flat iron case
What you will need

Step 2: Cut Your Fabrics

Layer the smaller rectangles so that they are the ironing board fabric on the bottom then the lining wrong sides together and the outer fabric right sides together with the lining fabric. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance stitch along the top.  Fold the main fabric back so that the ironing board fabric is in the center.  Top stitch along the top edge using a 1/8″ seam allowance.  

Step 3: Stack Your Fabrics

Place your long ironing board fabric right sides up on your work surface.  Lay one long outer fabric wrong side down on the ironing board fabric.  Place the shorter fabrics onto the outer fabric lining up the bottoms and sides.  Place the second outer fabric right sides down onto the stack and clip.  I used wonder clips due to the bulk of the fabrics.  I really recommend them for this application.  If you do not have wonder clips you can get them in my Amazon shop here. You can use pins but use them with care again because of the bulk.

How to make a flat iron case
Place the pocket pieces on the outer piece
How to make a flat iron case
Add the second outer piece

Step 4: Sew Your flat iron case Fabrics

Sew all layers together leaving an opening on the side or turning. Turn the fabrics right sides out and sew the opening closed using ladder stitch.  If you are unfamiliar with ladder stitch take a look at this video. 

How to Make a Flat Iron Case
Completed Case

Step 5: Add the kam snaps

Add the Kam snaps. If you don’t have Kam Snaps you can purchase the kit through my Amazon shop here.   Add one half of the snap on the flap and the other on the main part of the case. If you are unfamiliar with how to install Kam Snaps take a look at this video or follow the manufacturers instructions.  You could also use Velcro for this but I like the Kam snaps.   



How to make a flat iron case
Add the Kam Snaps

How to make a flat iron case

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  1. Am having difficulty with your directions, particularly #s 2 and 3. It’s unclear if we need to make an arc on BOTH pieces of the main fabric, also the layering is very hard to understand. A video might have worked better, as I am sitting here with my fabric all cut out now and no way to put it together!

  2. Hi there! I am also having difficulty with steps 2 and 3. For the first bit of sewing- is it just the lining pieces with one ironing board fabric? Also, do you curve the two outers AND the ironing board fabric? Any clarification would be great! Thank you!

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