Is your family always losing your remote controls? Do you wish you had something to keep them all together in one place? Today we share How To Make A Fabric Remote Control Holder. This easy sewing project is the perfect little pillow to keep your remotes all together. It can be hard to keep up with all the different remotes for the tv, the soundbar, the DVD player, etc. This cute fabric remote holder will give you a convenient way to store your remotes so they always have a home. Our remotes tend to grow legs and wander thanks to the kids, so having a place to keep them has helped. It is always when I have gotten nice and settled in my seat with a little snack that I realize the remotes not where I left them. Having all your remotes in one spot saves time searching and helps the kids have a place to put them away every time they are done with them. The nice part about this remote control holder is that it is easy to sew. This sewing project is perfect for beginners and can be made in no time. If you are just starting out in your sewing journey, this is a fun and useful sewing project that would make a nice gift! This is definitely one of those projects you can make for every room that has a TV so that you always know where your remote controls are when you are ready to sit down and watch tv.
The nice part about the fabric remote control holder is that at the end of the day it is still a soft and comfortable pillow you can use. Pick out some fabric to match the decoration in whatever room you want to use this pillow in and you’ll have a fun and functional item you made yourself! Let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- 1-yard plaid material
- Matching thread
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
- Thread cutters
- Sewing clips
- Stuffing (polyfill, old pillows, extra fabric)
For this project, you only need a few supplies. I picked out some fabric to match the space I am going to use the pillow in. The plaid will be a fun accent piece. Then, just make sure you have some thread that matches. I also like to use this Rotary Cutter, Mat, & Ruler Combo because not only does it give me a safe surface to cut on, but the rotary cutter is much more precise than regular scissors. Make sure you have something to stuff your remote control holder so it fluffs up. I used polyfill but you can use whatever you have on hand. You can also use stuffing from old pillows as well. Then, just make sure you have a few sewing clips and that your sewing machine is ready to go. Now, let’s get started!
How To Make A Fabric Remote Control Holder
The first step in our how to make a fabric remote holder sewing tutorial is to wash, dry, and iron your fabric. This will act as a preshrink for when you wash this remote holder later and it will help keep your stitches from pulling out. Now, lay out your fabric and cut two pieces of fabric 14″ x 14″. These will be the dimensions of our pillow.
Next, we need to cut the pockets for the remote controls. Cut one piece of fabric 8″ tall by 14″ across. You can adjust this depending on the size of your remotes.
Now we can put them together. Place one piece of your main 14″ fabric right side up. Take the 8″ piece of fabric and fold in all along the sides about 1/2 an inch. Press flat. I also use clips to hold the corners.
Now on this how to make a fabric remote holder sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew. Stitch around this 8″ piece, sewing down the folds. I kept the sewing foot lined up with the edge of the fabric all the way around.
Now we can put it all together. Place the stitched 8″ piece of fabric on top the 14″ right side fabric both with right sides facing out. Stitch the 8″ piece onto the 14″ piece.
To make the pockets for your remotes, sew downward into three quarters on the 8″ piece. It should look like the photo above when you are done.
Place the 14″ piece without pockets with the right side face up. Then, place the 14″ piece with the pocket sewn on the face side down.
Now on this how to make a fabric remote holder sewing tutorial, it’s time to put it together. Stitch around the entire pillow. I tried to keep the sewing food lined up with the edge of the fabric. leaving a small hole at the bottom to turn inside out and fill the pillow. I left about a 3-inch gap.
Through the gap, you left, turn the pillow right side out. Fill with polyfill or stuffing from old pillows. Once you have it filled to your desired firmness, the last step in this how to make a fabric remote holder sewing tutorial is to fold in the raw edges and stitch the hole closed. I stitched this on the machine, however, it can also be hand-stitched.
And that’s it! Now you know how to make a fabric remote holder! With kids and a husband who often forget to put things away, this fabric remote control holder is a stylish and affordable way to always keep your remotes all in one place. Perfect to make for use at home for your own family, or to give as a gift, it is a quick and easy project that even beginners can make.
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- Cut two pieces of fabric 14" x 14". Cut one piece of fabric 8" tall by 14" across.
- Place one piece of fabric right side up.
- Take the 8" piece of fabric and fold all along the sides. Iron or press it. Stitch around the edge of the fabric.
- Place the stitched 8" piece of fabric on top of the 14" right side fabric both with right sides facing out.
- the 8" piece onto the 14" piece. Then sew downward into three quarters on the 8" piece to make pockets.
- Place the 14" piece without pockets with right side face up. Place the 14" piece with the pocket sewn on face side down.
- Stitch around the entire pillow leaving a small hole at the bottom to turn inside out and fill the pillow.
- Turn pillow right side in.
- Fill with polyfill or stuffing from old pillows.
- Stitch hole closed.
- Add your remote controls and enjoy!
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