Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for an iPhone or iPod case, like this one:
I was inspired by some cross-stitched Super Mario characters I couldn’t resist picking up at the Ottawa Comiccon (I can’t remember the name of the vendor – if by some chance it’s you, please let me know so I can give credit). How cute are these? The little piranha plant was the perfect size for an iPhone case.
What you’ll need:
- cross-stitch, patch, or other image you’d like to show off on your iPhone or iPod case
- needle and thread (and a few pins to hold it together while you’re sewing)
Lay your iPhone or iPod down on a piece of felt. Fold the felt over to make sure you have room to cover the whole thing, with room for a 1/4″ seam allowance. Cut out the shape, leaving an extra flap of felt on one half.
Sew on your decoration (it’s easier now than later).
Put your iPhone or iPod inside the felt. Pin and sew right sides together along the bottom and side (your decoration should be sandwiched in the middle). Make it snug: the added thickness of the decoration will mean you have extra room when it’s right side out again.
Turn inside out (or right side out, really). Reinforce the free edges by rolling the edges under and running a stitch along them.
You’re done! Now go rock your nerdy iPhone case. You could certainly add a snap, toggle, or strap if you’d like (I primarily made this to keep dust and dirt off, and to keep keys from scratching it).