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Phone case crazy

After my tutorial yesterday on how to make these, I have made quite a few more phone cases (until I ran out of decent wadding scraps) working with stuff I’ve rooted out of my scraps drawer. Basically it was a diversion from patching together the world’s most boring pattern curtains. I have done nearly a whole curtain of two though so I might be able to show you some actual progress later this week.

I’m adding these to my Etsy shop as and when the mood takes me this week, some are there already.

And then I made this one, sewed the pocket on the wrong way round and put the button on back to front. Oops. Hopefully someone will love it if I price it as seconds 🙂

Next I want to make some more cushions because I sold my badger one about a fortnight ago and think the soft furnishing section of my shop looks a bit sorry for itself!

Tutorial: Easy Peasy iPhone Pouch

I wanted to blog about a couple of things but they may have to remain secret. So I’ve broken my blog silence with a tutorial. I thought you might enjoy!

My original measurements were well out- any idea what I could use a mini pouch like this for? It’s 11cm tall so it could hold a couple of lipsticks…

So on to the tutorial!

YOU WILL NEED
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of outer fabric
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of lining fabric
One 4″ x 4″ piece of pocket fabric
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of cotton wadding
A bit of buttonhole elastic
A button

1) Take the pocket piece and fold the top edge over by 1/8″ – 1/4″ and press. Fold over again and press. Then top stitch to hold your fold in place.

2) Position the pocket on the front piece with right sides up and sew the sides of the pocket into position as close to the edge of the fabric as you dare and definitely less that 1/4″ seam allowance.

3) Layer a lining piece and the top right sides together followed by a wadding piece and sew along the top of the pouch. Set aside.


4) Cut a piece of button hole elastic so that it will go round your button when you eventually sew it on, plus  1/2″ extra. Fold it in half. Find the middle of the top of the back piece of the fabric, layer with wadding underneath and position the elastic in the middle, raw edges matching. Sew across less than 1/4″ from the top, reverse over and then sew again to secure in place. Layer the lining piece right sides together and sew along the top as with the front piece.

5) Press open. Then, with right sides together, match the lining pieces together and the outer pieces and sew round the edge. I started 1/3 from the corner on the lining and finished 1/3 way past to leave 1/3 in the middle of the lining to turn it the right way round. Clip the corners and turn right side out through the lining gap.

6) Fold the lining raw edges into itself and sew close to the edge. You can whipstitch the opening by hand if you prefer- I’m just lazy! Fold the lining inside and press. Sew on a button to the front. Choose one a good size for the elastic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow!

A quick post to share this with you, how great is this? I might get one and pretend my phone is a little more impressive than it really is…

By Louise Campbell on http://www.myehive.com