Dog and bone…

Well it has finally happened………after years of successfully avoiding ownership of a mobile phone, someone has now bought me one as a present! Not that I am against phones, it is just that I can become a little obsessive. When I owned a watch I couldn’t stop looking at it, when on a diet I continually check the scales (hourly!), my iPad stays downstairs otherwise I can be up all night – so imagine what I will be like with a phone! I also like time to myself – I don’t want to be contacted when I am walking the dog or on a beach somewhere. But then again (as someone pointed out to me), what if something happens to me – how will anyone know. So I have said that I will take it out with me when I am on my own, otherwise it stays at home!

Now in this new world – the most important thing to do next is make a phone cover!!! I can worry about the SIM card (whatever that might be) and phone tariffs some other time. I decided to make one out of thick felt as it is so easy to work with – and this is the end product (I forgot to take pictures as I was making it – so made a few more and took pictures of my progress).

To make the cover you will need:

  • two thick squares of felt (large enough to cover the phone)
  • a hair band
  • contrasting fabric for the lining
  • Thin fabric for decoration
  • embroidery floss
  • a large button

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The first thing you will need to do is measure your phone and cut out the felt pieces big enough to cover this. I use a very thick felt for this part of the process (5mm). Then cut your lining, from a contrasting fabric, slightly longer than the felt pieces. It was at this stage that I appliqued and embroidered a pattern onto the front and back pieces of felt using the embroidery flosses and thinner felts. I quite liked the use of rhyming slang, but really wanted a collie dog – unfortunately my artistic talents couldn’t quite stretch to this! Pop a large button at the top of the front piece of felt.

The next job is to take the hair bobble (a flat ribbon type is best – but as you can see the rounder types also work). I cut the bobble in half and then machine stitched it several times to a small square of thick felt which I then sewed to the felt that is to make the back of the case. Hope this makes sense! The bobble and button will help to keep your phone securely in the case.

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With right sides together, sew the two pieces of lining together – leaving the top open. Pop these in-between the two pieces of appliqued felt. I then used blanket stitch to sew together the felt pieces, with coloured embroidery floss.

Finally, turn the top of the lining down and stitch the lining to the felt at the top of the case. Et Voila…

Not to everyone’s taste – but I quite liked it! I am entering this world at my own pace!!!

Happy stitching….

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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4 Responses to Dog and bone…

  1. claire93 says:

    that’s a lovely phone cover!
    and if you don’t want too many distractions with your phone, then only give your number to close family and very special friends.

  2. Great cover. 🙂
    use it at your own pace, that is a great idea.

  3. phaslam3 says:

    Your cover is lovely. There are ways to keep the phone on and not be disturbed by it. My daughter has a setting called “do not disturb” that she uses and my other daughter keeps her phone on silent.

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