How to make handmade iphone cases using felt

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31May

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I’ve been thinking about handmade iphone cases for a while and finally sewed this handmade iphone case because I’m always losing my phone in my bag!  Now, I have it clipped onto a keyring that is attached to the handle of my bag. I can just pop my hand in and pull it out, like a magician who whips the rabbit out of a hat.  Alakazam!  Perhaps you might like to make one too?

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1.  Cut out two pieces of felt in your choice of colour.  Measure your template by tracing around your phone, then add a seam allowance of 1.5 cm on the two sides and base of the rectangle.  Leave a seam allowance of 2.5 cm at the top.

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2.  Cut out your retro telephone template from blue felt.  (The receiver is separate from the base.) Cut a round circle for the dial area.

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3.  Cut out the letters T E L from  red felt.
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4.  Sew the pattern in place using tiny, weeny straight stitches.  Add a curly whirly cord from the phone to the receiver using stem stitch.
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5. Fold over the top of the felt twice to make a sturdy opening, then use straight stitch to hold it in place.

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6.  On the second piece of felt, cut a small hole like so, about 1/2 to 1 cm from the top.

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7.  Make a buttonhole using blanket stitch.

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8. To complete the case, place the front and back pieces together and blanket stitch all the way around.

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9.  Add a circle keyring to the hole, then attach it to the inside of your handbag so you’ll never lose your phone again!

So far, so good.

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