So tomorrow evening I'm teaching a class at Chertsey museum making a hot water bottle cover, or for those who are menopausal, an iPad/tablet cover!
The trouble with teaching these things is that I get to the night before and realise I've never actually made of of them, so I'd better have a go!
So - the result
And the method:
Draw around the hottie / tablet, and add an inch all round.
Cut out this pattern piece, and cut out ONE piece of fabric (I used fleece, with its stretch top to bottom). This is the back piece
I have shaded the two sections, but they don't need to be, you just need to understand that you are cutting one piece which is the top section and the middle / shared (ie shown orange) and another which is the bottom section and the middle / shared section (shown blue).
Fold the pattern piece to allow you to cut the fabric pieces without cutting the pattern. You can decorate the pieces, or quilt a prettier piece onto them, or leave them as they are.
Hem the bottom of the top piece - if you have used fleece just a single fold is sufficient.
Layer the pieces: bottom piece, right side up,. Then the hemmed top piece, right side down, then the bottom piece, right side down.
Stitch ALL the way round, about 1cm seam allowance.
acute angles need to be snipped in,
and obtuse angles need to be trimmed
Then turn the whole lot inside out, shove your hottie inside, and hug yourself warm!