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Sewing through the Story: Phone Sleeve

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A cosy new home for your phone – that will also protect it from bangs and knocks. You can adapt this quite easily to fit any tablet or e-reader, too.

Phone Sleeve


Two types of fabric – one patterned, one plain

Iron on interfacing

Sheet wadding

Velcro (1cm wide)


What to do:

Measure your phone, and add 3cm to the width and 4cm to the height

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Cut out two pieces of each of the fabrics, the interfacing and the wadding to this size

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Start with the lining. Iron a piece of interfacing to the wrong side of both pieces of plain fabric. Place the two pieces of plain fabric together, with the interfacing on the outside, and pin in place.

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Sew in place, about 1cm from the edge, along both long sides and the bottom short side – but leave a gap of 3cm on the short side for turning the right way later.

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Place your two pieces of patterned fabric together, right sides facing, and add a piece of wadding to both sides. Pin along the bottom edge and two sides, then sew in place along those three sides, around 1cm from the edge again.

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Trim the bottom corners, making sure not to cut through the stitching.

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Turn the lining the right way out, then slide it inside the inside out patterned layer, so the patterned fabric and the plain fabric are together.

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Line up the tops of the patterned and plain layers, and pin in place, then sew around the top around 1cm in, keeping the layers closely aligned.

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Pull the lining back out, then use the hole you left in the bottom edge to pull the outer layer through. Sew the hole closed once the case is the right way out, then push the lining back inside.

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Slip your phone inside, then add a small strip of Velcro to the top of your case, to hold it in place.

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