After going months without a cell phone cover, and two chipped corners on my phone later, I finally sat down and made myself a cover! It’s a very basic one, more like a cozy pocket for my phone to live in. Finished with a pretty ribbon and wooden button. I love it! Though I might be a bit biased. If you love it too, I am happy to share the tutorial to make your own and our phones can be cozy and pretty together.
This pattern size is for an iPhone 5c. I don’t know the specifications for any other model but the pattern is easy to adjust for your phone measurements.
Start with a piece of batting, 3.5″ by 11.”
You will need jelly roll strips to sew directly onto the batting (Quilt as You Go method). If you don’t have jelly roll strips, you can cut your own. There’s a tutorial for that. ;-) How to cut your own Jelly Strips. Basically, you want strips that are 2.5″ wide and the length will be trimmed down as you are sewing.
Place your next strip directly on top of your first strip, right sides facing each other. Sew along the bottom of the strip, 1/4″ seam allowance.Press open and do the same with your next strip. Repeat until your entire batting is covered with strips. Then, trim down excess strips on the side.
With wrong sides together, fold in half and also sew along the sides, 1/4″ seam allowance. HOWEVER, only on one side of the fabric, leave a 3″ inch opening. You are going to use this opening to “turn out” your phone cover.
Place your lining inside your phone cover. The phone cover must be inside out. The lining is right side out. You can use your cell phone to push the lining into the cover so it can nest neatly inside.
Clip or pin the lining and cover together. Cut a 4″ piece of ribbon and place inside your cover, in between the two layers. That is, in between the lining and the cover, upside down. Then pin or clip in place.
If you have any questions about any of these steps, leave a comment. I’m always happy to help!
Send me a photo of what your versions look like! I want to see your fabric selections and we can “oooh” and “ahhhh” together.
Lots of Love,