I recently bought a smartphone for mom. She had been using the last one for far too long but has been reluctant to move to higher technology for a while. Also, hesitant on spending money on herself. She would rather give us the amount to splurge on designer wear than spend it on a necessary item herself. So I planned a surprise. And what a surprise it was…she was most happy to receive one!
When it was time for her to leave, I realized that I hadn’t got her a phone cover. So I quickly decided to make one. Here is a tutorial for you. Its super easy and super fast.
What you need:
1. Quilted fabric piece:17.5″ X 4″
2. Lining fabric, soft flannel: 17.5 X 4″
4. Thread and pins
5. Sewing machine
Lay the quilted fabric on the flannel lining right sides together and sew around with 1/4″ seam. Sew on 3 sides, 2 long and one short. Leave the short side open. Push out corners properly. You can use a blunt pencil or a knitting needle to do so.
Turn out the pouch and top stitch on all 4 sides, folding and closing the 4th side as well.
Lay it on the table with the upper right side fabric touching the table. Fold up at 6″ and again at 6″ to form the pouch and flap.mark the folds. Mark the location of the velcro with a Frixion pen and sew the 1″ velcro pieces in place as in the picture beow..
Smartphone pouch- velcro tabs
Now fold back at the 6″ mark and top stitch the sides. You might need to double stitch as the sides will bear all the load of the cellphone being put inside and removed from the cover.
Embellish with a button. A plain wooden button suits a scrappy pouch as much as a printed button would suit a pouch made of solids.
Tada! your pouch is ready to gift!!
With Button on top
For point No1. you can take any simple piece of fabric and quilt it. Mine were large strips remaining from my QAYG(Quilt as you go) bag workshop that I had attended in September. I love this scrappy look and didn’t want to throw away these side pieces. The smartphone cover seemed to be an obvious choice to use them.