Saturday, June 16, 2012

Camp Sew N Sew - Smart Phone Case Project

The smart phone case will hold the standard size smart phone or a mobile phone with a bit of space left over for a bit of money or a credit card. Straps are optional.

  • 10 x 10 inch square for outer fabric
  • 10 x 10 inch square for inner fabric
  • two 10 x 10 inch med wt interfacing squares
  • one small hair elastic for the closure
  • about 30 inches of cord or ribbon for strap
  • one button
  • Finished size:  3.75 inches wide, 6 inches high when buttoned, 8 inches high when open
Figure 1

  1. Prepare a pattern: cut a piece of tissue that is 9 x 9 inches. Cut off two triangles - 4.5 inches on each side from two sides to create a *house* with a *roof*. The house is 9 inches high in the center, with 4.5 inch walls, and a 9 inch floor. It should look like Figure 1.
  2. Interface each of the 10x10 squares using the interfacing instructions.
  3. Place the pattern on the interfaced squares and cut each into the *house* shape.
  4. Place right sides together and sew the walls and the roof together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Do NOT sew the floor. OPTIONAL: Before sewing this, insert a small hair elastic in the tip before sewing. Also you may insert small loops on either side for straps. These should be 3 inches down from the top.
  5. Trim corners, turn and press, gently pulling out hair elastic and strap loops.
  6. Fold down the center of the house with the outer fabric on the inside. It should look like Figure 2. The yellow print is the lining for this sample.
  7. Stitch the two short sides together using a 1/4 inch SA.
  8. Figure 3
  9. Refold so that this last seam is in the center. See Figure 3.
  10. Stitch across the bottom using 1/4 inch SA. 
  11. Turn to outside. Press.
  12. Figure 2
  13. OPTIONAL: Add strap and button.

  • This bag can be resized for larger or smaller electronic devices. 
  • You may want to add a small credit card pocket to the back (outside). 
  • Also I used quilt cotton. If you use anything heavier, you may not need to interface both pieces. 

1 comment:

  1. gosh you are knocking these items out quick - another great project thanks again for the tutorial