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23 March 2011

Mobile Phone (iPhone) Case - Tutorial

My iPhone is too big to sit in the little phone holder slot in my handbag, so I thought I'd make it's own special little case. I thought I'd share a quick tutorial on how I make a mobile phone case.


Here's what you need:


2 coordinating fabrics which work well together - 13" x 4.25"
1 piece of fusible pellon - 13" x 4.25"
2.5" piece of thin elastic 
1 pretty button


Fuse your pellon to the back of one of your pieces of fabric.


Face the right sides together. On one of the short sides add your small piece of folded over elastic in between the 2 right sides. (I forgot this step and had to unpick it later on).

Stitch all around the edges leaving a small opening to turn out the case.


Trim your corners being careful not to cut over your stitches


Turn out your case and make sure your corners are nice and neat and well turned out. This is where a knitting needle comes in handy :-p




Here's the elastic I'd forgotten when I first made it and had to unpick a couple of stitches to insert

Next step is to fold it over and measure where your button will go. Stretch the elastic and mark it.
Attach the button.


Pin it together and stitch both sides and the top of your case - approximately 1/8" from the edge. I started mine from the bottom and stitched both longs sides first and then the top edge last.


And there you have a completed mobile phone case. It's ready for your bag without the worry of scratching your phone screen.



Using this tutorial, you can make it a few inches larger and make it a camera case.

Please let me know if you any part of this tutorial needs clarifying :-) A head cold and 2 kids running around me right now is making concentration difficult.

If you like / use this tutorial and if you make your very own phone or camera case, I'd love to hear from you... well who am I kidding, I'd love to hear from you even if you don't make one :-)


17 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial. I will have to try one.

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  2. There are so many possibilities with this tutorial. A phone case, camera case, Ipod..IPad..notebook! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Love it! Might have to make one for myself as well.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the tut! I'll note it in my book for future use :)

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  5. Excellent tutorial & easily made to suit so many different uses. Thanks Anorina! Tracee xx

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  6. A great little tutorial and a nice little case :D.

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  7. Great tutorial and the fabric is lovely.

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  8. Great pattern. Thanks! I tried this tonight and my only question is when did you sew the open end you left to turn it inside out? I ironed it under, pinned it and sewed it with the last step. And my fabrics didn't line up perfectly but I guess I didn't cut or sew something perfectly before I got to the last step. I'd send you my picture but am not sure how to attach it here. Will try again until perfect since it is so simple. Thanks!

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  9. Hello from a new follower in England!I found you when serching on google for a phone case tutorial! This is a great tutorial very clear I will have a go, thanks Heather x

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  10. Hi Anorina,
    I made a camera case following your tutorial and blogged about it in June. I forgot where I'd got the tutorial from until I've just seen Heather's link so I'll go back and link to you.
    If you want to see what I made, my blog is littlebluemouse.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi,

    I love this tutorial. I will try it soon.

    Thanks

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  12. hola, me llamo Angeles y es la primera vez que entro en tu blog.
    Haces unos trabajos preciosos. Mañana mismo me hago esta fundita para el movil

    besos
    cpernas@ono.com

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  13. Hi! Really like the case! Just sewed it for my mobile and it is beautiful ;-) As I am a beginner at sewing I kind of screwed up the part with the elastic band. I sewed it to the fabric in the beginning, but when I turned the case, the band was on the inside ;-) Thanks for the tutorial! Greetings from Sweden

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  14. Hi! Really like the case! Just sewed it for my mobile and it is beautiful ;-) As I am a beginner at sewing I kind of screwed up the part with the elastic band. I sewed it to the fabric in the beginning, but when I turned the case, the band was on the inside ;-) Thanks for the tutorial! Greetings from Sweden

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  15. Hi! Really like the case! Just sewed it for my mobile and it is beautiful ;-) As I am a beginner at sewing I kind of screwed up the part with the elastic band. I sewed it to the fabric in the beginning, but when I turned the case, the band was on the inside ;-) Thanks for the tutorial! Greetings from Sweden

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