So.....Do you wanna know how I've done it? Its EASY, Just perfect for a special chick I know thats just got her first sewing machine!!!!
I've been super lazy and made it double sided, so one can serve the purpose of two......hey.....it's summer....who wants to be working all the time!!!
You will need
2 lengths of 2 different fabrics @19" x 2"
2 lengths of 2 different fabrics @6" x 2"
Elastic - 1" x 3"
Seam Allowance 1/4"
Sew the pieces together with top side's facing in (don't forget the 1/4" seam allowance). You will be left with 1 long and 1 short piece. Turn inside out and press.
Grab the shorter 6" piece and thread the elastic through, make sure you keep a hold of the elastic on the entry end....you don't want to let it go...Tip - I pin the little sucker to my shirt so it wont get lost in the whole entry and exit process.
Stitch down both ends. The fabric will have a gathered look over the elastic.....That's what we want!
Ok...now for the tricky bit. Grab the larger piece and turn the ends in, fold them in about 1cm ...then slip the elastic into the larger piece....Stitch down and reverse back over it a couple of times to add strength.
See.....very simple and easy!!