As promised I am going to share my tutorial on making your own iPhone cover. It all started when the hubby dropped his new iPhone a couple of times at work. Luckily there was no broken screen or scratches; all thanks to the impact resistant cases we got for each other last Christmas.
I thought a sleeve would be an added protection for his device, and naturally I made two for us. My phone sure needs the extra safety net, considering that I’m a little rough and clumsy with small gadgets!
Things you need
Sticky back Velcro
Iron on interface (optional)
And a little bit of sewing
Cut the felt and fabric in the size of your phone, leave about ½ inch all around. I am using faux soft leather fabric. The type of fabric is up to you; I used an old fleece shirt for the hubby’s iPhone cover.
Place the right side of the fabric down and place the felt on top of it. Make sure they are the same size. I hand sew the shorter sides of the felt and fabric together.
Now that the felt and fabric are attached together, fold it into half where the felt side is showing. Stitch the long sides. Start with one side first. Then place your device in the pocket making sure that it snugs nicely (not too tight) before continuing stitching the other side. It’s okay if you cannot work or have a sewing machine, hand sewing is just fine.
Next cut 4inch long and 1½inch wide strap of fabric and interface. You can substitute the interface with felt. Looking back I should have used felt, I think it would look nicer with the purple showing when it’s open. Anyways, on to the project, iron the interface on the underside of the fabric.
Hand sew the strap on to the sleeve. I’m using an overcast stitch through out the entire sleeve.
Then stick the Velcro on the underside of the strap, and attached an embellishment on the front of the strap using a glue gun. Buttons or beads are some ideas you can use.
And that’s it! Now you have added protection for your dear iPhone.