Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 2 hours
Project Cost: $5
Is one of your nearest and dearest getting a new phone for the holidays? Surprise them with a new case crafted from felt. A few years after making cases for her sister and husband, Theresa reports they're holding up nicely (though there is a little pilling from being well loved).
- 2 colors of craft felt
- A few spools of embroidery thread
- Fabric pieces
- A few buttons
- For the flower case: Measure 2 rectangles of felt, slightly wider than the phone, and just longer than double the length (so you can fold them over the phone completely, back and front covered).
- Start cutting out patterns on the top layer of felt, so you can see the bottom colour through.
- Embroider patterns through the 2 layers (like flower petals, ensuring the felt layers stay lined up.
- Add a button detail (this will be used as a closure afterwards).
- When design is complete, fold the felt in half, and blanket-stitch the sides closed with the embroidery thread.
- Attach a piece of thread at the top of the back, which can be pulled over and circled around the button, acting as a closure (kinda like those courier envelopes, y'know?).
- The owl case is similar, but with only 1 layer of felt. I added fabric details to the front, and no peek-a-boo holes. There are 2 buttons as eyes, which were also used for closure.
Thanks to Theresa for sharing the Felt Phone Case gift idea. Check out her blog, Watching It All Unfold for more of her creativity and style.
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