Canvas is a hot current trend and Ellen carries a HUGE selection of almost any kind of canvas item you'd like to try out . . . from pre-printed or blank canvas tags, to albums and 3-D items, purses or camera bags, even canvas laminated chipboard! I decided to try out this Maya Road Alterable Canvas Wristlet (measuring approximately 3.5" x 4.5"), because I thought it would be the perfect size for my daughter's iPod Touch (or even a cell phone) and I was right ... it fit perfectly!
To dress it up, I chose these fun, bright and cheerful Prima Canvas Embroidered Fabric Flowers:
The bonus here is that not only do you get the printed fabric flower in the package, but also a plain canvas flower to use on another project (and there will be more from me, I'm sure!).
Upon examining the structure of these flowers, I discovered the petals of the printed fabric flower (but not the canvas flower) were all stitched separately, and then glued together well to form the flower. I gave two of the petals a firm tug to take them off, so that three of the petals, center and stem would all fit on the back of the wristlet:
I used Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive to secure the flower to the back of the wristlet, wrapped the stem around to the front of the wristlet, and then finished off the front with one of the two remaining petals. My experience with Fabri-Tac is that it holds extremely well, but you could also hand stitch the petals into place, if you wish. The wristlet can even be clipped to jeans or shorts belt loop or a backpack, ready to hold the iPod or phone, complete with earphones! There is also a pocket on the front, to hold money, credit card, etc. I also like that with this whole project being made of canvas and fabric, it's totally washable!
Hummm . . . Mom just might have to borrow this wristlet for her own iPhone or iPod for her walks or bicycle rides! What a great gift this would make for any pre-teen or teen . . . they could even make this project themselves! ~ Sharon