It was requested a little while ago that I make a tutorial on how to make a felt case for an iphone or ipad touch. I made one of these for a Christmas present so it seemed like a good chance to show you what I did ^_^
These could be used for phone or little bags, hell make it bigger and you could use it as an evening handbag ^_^
To what you need:
- Needle and thread
So get whatever you’re making a case for, in this case an iPhone, and use it as a measuring guide on your felt.
Fold the bottom up to make a casing:
Fold the top down so it hangs as far as you want the closure to go…
Trim the edges so there is around 2cm overhang on each side to allow for the seams.
Using a blanket stitch, go up the sides to secure the bottom flap :
Now blanket stitch the first 1cm of the top flap. This is just to form a base that the pearls will attach to while keeping the shape of the bag when it’s held by the strap.
Now let’s make a big flower for the front. Cut out a bunch of petals like this in varying sizes…
Starting with the biggest petals, pleat them a couple of times in the middle and then stitch through to hold it in place.
Repeat for all of them and you get something like this…
Now let’s start putting it all together! Stitch the first row of petals into a circle. I used 3 large and 3 medium:
Continue with another layer of less petals. You should place them so their points sit between the points of the layer beneath ^_^
Keep adding layers until you run out of petals!
Finish it by stitching a big pearl in the middle to hide the ugly parts. I only had blue felt at the time but it would be really pretty if you used a gradient of different colours for the petals.
Ok so let’s put it all together!
Stitch the flower on to the flap of the bag. I added a green leaf too.
You can hide the stitches with another piece of felt or a dedication to whoever you’re giving it to ^_^ When it’s opened up it looks like this:
Lastly stitch a string of pearls at the top to use as a strap. You can clip cute cell phone straps there or use it to clip into your handbag so you never have to search for your phone again ^_^
There you have it! These make really cute presents for people and you can customise them with different decorations on the flaps to match the person ^_^