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Thursday, July 31, 2014

TUTORIAL: an iPhone cosy...and tea!

The other day I shared photos of a sweet set I made over the weekend, and part of that trio was an iPhone sleeve and a lined zippered pouch. I promised to share tutorials for making the pouch and phone sleeve and today we'll begin with how to...

(I got the original idea from Squidoo and have changed a few things to suit my own requirements)

Firstly, let me assure you that you can use this tutorial to make a cosy for any mobile phone, you just need to adjust the width of my measurements to suit.

You will need your mobile phone, a piece of fabric you love (mine is Japanese linen), and a piece of felt in a colour that blends with your fabric...


 I have an iPhone 4 and it measures 2.25 inches wide (6cm) so I cut my felt and fabric 4" x 12" each...


 Lay the fabric face down on the felt...


Pin both narrow ends together...


 Sew along the ends with a 1/4" seam...


Turn the fabrics right side out and press flat...


Fold in half across the middle, fabric side facing each other...


Sew down both raw edged sides with a 1/4" seam...

 
Place your phone inside to check how snug it sits.
My cosy was too loose around my phone so I needed to have more taken out of the sides. I stitched two more side seams, 1/4" in from the first seams...



I trimmed the seams back to a scant eighth of an inch, turned the cosy right side out and it fit my phone perfectly.

But I couldn't stop there!

 
 It's the little extras that take simple projects up a notch, don't you think?
By simply threading some red beads with both red and beige Perle #12 threads and tying off the ends with a cute birdcage charm my new little iPhone cosy is ready for use!


These would make excellent gifts, and it only took me 15 minutes from start to finish.


Yesterday Heather, Barb and I met up at Absolute Tea for a morning of sweet and savoury nibbles, and non-stop chatter.
I take much better photos with my camera than my phone so I only have two pics from my phone to show you, but you can see we had delicious fun.
Heather (below) and I had the sweet taster platters which held a macaron, scone, cupcake and chocolate, all of which married perfectly with our delicious Vanilla Chai Lattes...


Barb enjoyed a pot of elegant tea with the savoury taster platter of ribbon sandwiches, quiche, fritatta and herbed sour cream...
 

I've stolen this photo collage from Heather. She was wise and brought a real camera!
I love the photo she took of Barb and I...

A wonderful morning with special friends.
These days are what memories are made of...

hugs

16 comments:

Heather S said...

At least you didn't post that piccy of me with my nose in Barbs cup! LOL! Must use this tute for my new phone pouch...Thanks.

Annette-California said...

What a great idea for making gifts. Thank you so very much for sharing:)) love Annette

shez said...

Thankyou for the tutorial Jen and it's always awesome to spend the day with awesome friends.xx

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the tut. I love your fabrics...

and MMMMMM on the tea.. good friends, good food, good times. Nothing better.

Christina said...

Cute phone case. Glad you had a wonderful time with your friends. I must say it was not wise to have read this without having eaten breakfast. LOL

cida silva said...

Olá Jenny que porta celular bacana.
Bem fácil de fazer e ficou lindo ,acho que vou fazer um para meu celular. Um abraço.

Farm Quilter said...

Great tutorial for the phone cosy! I certainly wish I had been at tea with y'all - looks like fabulous food and even better friends...can't top that!! Making my own memories here with my daughter getting married tomorrow!!! How can that be...just a week ago the day was 2 years away!

Terry said...

I've been wanting to make a case for my phone...thanks so much for the tutorial! When I post the case I just made on my blog, I'll be linking back to you! :0)

Patricia said...

Jenny, Thank you for the pattern, it is perfect for me and some friends!

Patricia C

Karenkay said...

Love the tutorial. Having a get together with girlfriends is the best time ever!

Ju said...

Olá Jenny,
Lindo! Obrigada por ensinar. Vou fazer e depois mostro a você!
Beijo
Ju

Tammy said...

What a fun tutorial thank you for sharing it with us.. Oh that food looks divine

Createology said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful little gift idea and for sharing just how you made it. I adore your style. Creative iPhone Cosy Bliss...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome thanks Jen

Valerie said...

Thank you so much Jenny for your tutorial for the mobile phone, I love it, I've recently joined your blog I am amazed how talented you are with love Valerie. In the UK

Valerie said...

Thank you so much Jenny for your tutorial for the mobile phone, I love it, I've recently joined your blog I am amazed how talented you are with love Valerie. In the UK