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Easy Phone Case Tutorial

Simple phone cases to sew

This phone case is quick and easy to make, and uses wool felt as a lining to protect your screen from scratches and help cushion your phone.  If you use thick felt instead of the cheap thin felt it has the benefit of blocking out any flashing lights from your phone too (useful if you sleep with your phone beside the bed).  As long as you can sew in a straight line you can make this case.

Materials

Fabric – 8 inch square.  I used Textures from Art Gallery Fabrics

100% wool felt –  8 inch square.  Kindly provided by Cloud Crafts.

Thread – I used Gutermann.

Beginner sewing projects

Step 1

Place you phone on top of the felt square as per the picture, fold the felt over it and add 1cm extra to the right of the phone on the top and bottom (so an extra 2cm width in total).  Add 3cm extra above the phone, I’ve marked a line to show where the top of my phone is, and thenmarked the cut line. Cut the rectangle shape you have marked from the felt.

Lining a gadget case with felt

Step 2

Place the felt onto the fabric and cut fabric 0.5cm wider on each side and 3cm extra above.

Make a simple case for a phone

Step 3

Fold the top of the fabric down about 1 cm. Then fold it over again so the top of the sheet of felt is covered with the fabric, pin into place.  This means you have no raw edges.

Easy sewing for beginners

Sew across the bottom of the fabric about half a centimetre from the felt to secure the top.

Step 4

Fold the case in half, right sides of the fabric together and felt on the outside.  Pin into place and then sew down the edge and accross the bottom, stitch just inside the felt.  When you get to the corner leave the needle in, lift the foot and pivot the fabric and then continue to sew.

Felt and fabric phone case

Step 5

Remove the pins, trim any excess fabric from the edge and then turn the phone case the right way around.  If you struggle to reach the corners use a pen to poke them out.

Mobile case project
Make small gifts

There you have it, your felt lined phone case is ready to use. Why not make a few up in different colours, they are ideal for a quick birthday or Christmas present, or for a Father’s day gift. 

Note – If you need to wash your phone case do not machine wash as the felt lining will stick together. Handwash at a cool or lukewarm temperature.

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