Need a little pizazz? Time to get busy and dial in your own cool style with a customized cell phone case!
- Fabric, felt, pins, Brother Sewing Machine
Note: Smartphone sizes change so quickly, so we recommend basing measurements to the size of your preferred phone model. This sleeve is supposed to fit very snugly to keep the phone from falling out. If you want to make it larger so it does not fit so tightly (or to accommodate a larger phone in the future), you could add a tab closure to the top.
Steps:1. Choose 3 different types of fabric—one will serve as the main pocket of your phone case and the 2 layers will be for your cards and earbuds. You will want to cut the main pocket to be twice as wide as your phone (with case if you keep it in a case) plus about 2-3 inches. For example, the phone we used here is 2.5 inches wide, so we cut the fabric to be 8-9 inches wide. The other 2 pocket layers will be 2-3 inches plus your phone size. 2. Cut 3 piece of felt the same size as your phone and pin one to the back of each piece of fabric, with the long edges pinned over. This will add an extra layer of protection. 3. For what will be the 2 smaller front pieces, fold the 2 layers on a diagonal and sew along the top edges. Keep the larger back piece unfolded for now. 4. Sew the two front-pieces along each side at one edge of the back piece. Then, fold over the back piece to cover the entire case. 5. Sew along the bottom and sides, then cut off any extra fabric from the sides after you’re finished sewing. Turn inside out to reveal! 6. Grab your cards, phone and earbuds. You’re ready to go!
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