10 January 2012

How to Make a Cell Phone Holder--Quick and Easy

First of all, I apologize if parts of yesterday's post were out of order and it didn't make sense.
The Blogger program keeps doing funny things to it even when I correct it. 
It drives me nuts!  I really need to use a different program for posts!

I got this idea from Fairy Face Designs.  Sarah's is
definitely more creative but this particular one is
for my mom.  I think she would love just this
fabric so I chose to make it simpler. 
Not all steps have pictures.  Please see Sarah's
tutorial for more complete directions if these
aren't quite clear

What you'll need: 
2 - 4X6 inches (at least) scrap batting
2 - 4X6 inches outer fabric
2- 4X6 inches lining
1 -  2X9 inches for strap
1 thin "ouchless" ponytail holder

NOTE:  This one was for my mom's smaller phone so I cut
the pieces 4 X 5 3/4 as noted in the picture;
My iPhone does fit in this but it's snug.

Place 1 outer piece on top of batting & quilt as desired.
Repeat with second outer piece. 
Trim any excess batting.
Baste ponytail holder at the top center of one piece.
(You'll want about half of ponytail holder to be sticking up for buttoning)
(Sorry, during mid-afternoon, the sun is shining directly into my sewing room
and it's very hard to see correctly or take clear pics with the glare.)

Iron strap piece in half lengthwise, wrong sides
together; open.
Iron each side in half meeting at the center. 
Iron entire piece in half again.
(See above pic or Fairy Face Design's tutorial)

Top-stitch up and down each side.

Sew strap onto one side of quilted piece,
about 3/4" down from the top.

With right sides together, sew tops of inside lining 
and quilted outside together.  Press open.

Trim corners and turn right side out.

turning right-side out

Press the opening's seams to inside and stitch up.
Push lining down into phone; top-stitch along
top of the phone holder. 

Sew button on opposite
side of ponytail holder, placing it where the elastic
will just be pulled taut over the button.

Place both pieces right sides together, pin and sew
along outside, leaving one bottom open to turn. 
(I like to go in a little at each corner, rather than leave the
whole edge open, so that the corners are formed more perfectly.)

Voila, your super handy phone holder.
Never lose your phone in your purse again!


Katy Cameron said...

Looks great, sure she'll love it. I popped a pocket on the outside of the one for my dad so he could put his headphones in there too.

Ana Love Craft said...

Super cute project, love it! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime. Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,

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