I entered the world of smart phones for the first time a few weeks ago. I know, I know...craziness. But for a while, I couldn't justify the costs. Now with my blog, kids, and crazy schedules....it's nice to have around.
I bought a Samsung Galaxy 2. And let me tell you, compared to IPhones, there is a sever lack of cute cases for my phone. I came home and jumped on Amazon and found a cute one and ordered it but it was going to take a week. I didn't want anything to happen to my phone.
I happened to have some of the felt laying around from the USA projects so literally wrapped up my phone in piece of felt and put it in my purse because ..well... it was brand new and I didn't want to mess it up. My husband was thoroughly embarrassed by my wrapped phone. I also have some new sunglasses and a point and shoot camera that roll around my purse sometimes. So I wanted to make a little case that could hold one of them when ever I need to.
As you know I have a thing lately for felt and embroidery, so I brought them together . I sketched out a little design with some clouds. I have to sketch most things out first on paper still. It's just how I roll. And who doesn't like cute, white, fluffy clouds? Ok , I'm sure some people but I like them.
I folded the felt and cut it in half. Then I got out my handy dandy sewing machine, and decided that , hey, I'd try the zig zag stitch today. Why not? It looks kinds fun. I measured about an inch around the phone and then trimmed the felt again. Then I started sewing.....
...at the right top, went down to the corner, stopped the machine, turned the felt to go across the bottom, and then turned it again to go up the left side.
It was not without it share of oops.. I had to start over a few times.
And then I cut the top for a flap and then realized I wanted the stitch to go all the way around.....Started sewing that and realized I needed it to be double thickness or it wouldn't hold up through the sewing machine......So I grabbed another piece and sewing it on top of that. Yikes. what a mess.
|Ok...cut it and then realized...shouldn't have cut it|
|Sewed new piece back on|
I cut out the little white clouds and arranged them on the front and back of the case until I liked the arrangement.
Then I started to embroider them on with some blue thread. So cute.
Then when that was done, I needed to be able to close it. I grabbed some velcro we had for a project in S's room, cut and stuck it on. Not super cute but easy.
There I have my new phone or sunglasses or camera case. And it has clouds on it. Cute and Happy. What kind of cute would you put on your case?
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