Hello Sugar Bee Craft readers! I am Nancy from www.dosmallthingswithlove.com and I am thrilled to be back this month to share another fun and easy felt project: Simple Felt iPhone Cases. But, before I get to that, I wanted to wish Mandy a very happy 5 year anniversary as a blogger. Wow. Just wow. I have only been in the blogging game for just over a year, and it already feels like a life-time. Blogging can be down-right hard work and I am so inspired and challenged by the fact that she has stuck with it for 5 years. Congrats, Mandy!
And now, it is time to get onto what Mandy does best, craft tutorials. Like I said, this simple felt iphone case is exactly that, simple. The supplies are cheap and even though this project does call for hand-stitching, changes are this project will take you less than 15 minutes. So, what are we waiting for, let's get crafting!
- Felt (basic color for body of the case, as well as a contrasting color to fill the cut-out)
- Lace or tulle scrap
- Embroidery Thread
- Straight Pins
- Needle and Scissors
- Before starting this project, download and print the FREE TEMPLATE I have provided. It is a PDF and should print easily from your home computer. Then, use this template to cut out two body pieces for your case. Then, take one of the body pieces and cut out a "cut-out" shape, centered in the top 2/3's of the piece. I have supplied a heart, 5 pointed star and 7 pointed star in the template. Then, find a scrap of felt in a contrasting color and a scrap of lace or tulle that is big enough to completely fill, with a little extra, the cut-out you have created.
- Use straight pins to pin in place the felt and lace behind the cut out.
- Sew the felt and lace in place with a running stitch. The running stitch is the most basic stitch. Simply bring your needle through the fabric and stitch down 1/8 of an inch ahead. Then, bring your needle up again, another 1/8 of an inch down the path, and then down 1/8 of an inch ahead. Very simple. After you have sewn all the way around the cut-out, trim the excess felt and lace.
- The final step in sewing the front and back pieces of this iphone case together. Place the two pieces together, right sides out and secure with straight pins. Then, sew around the outside, excluding the top, with a blanket stitch. This stitch is a little bit more complicated, so the best way to learn it is to watch a video. Here is a great one.
Annnnnd, done! It'd make a cute little Valentine's gift, don't ya think!!
Because the kids were still napping, and I felt like stitching I made two cases. The second has a cut-out of a star and instead of using a running stitch around it, I used a split stitch. But, I think I like how the running stitch looks better. Thoughts?
Thanks again, to Mandy for having me here every month!
And, if you are still looking for a fun FREE printable Valentine, check out a few I have over on my blog:
See you next month,