Tuesday, 3 April 2012

DIY Felt iPhone Case

Remember this post showing some very beautiful iPhone cases? I had already ordered my own case by then (the retro cassette) but it STILL hasn't arrived!! I've been getting very impatient, and I'm a bit nervous taking my phone out unprotected, so I decided to make my own! Here's how I did it, it's very easy and only took an hour or so :) 

YOU WILL NEED: Felt, buttons, sewing machine (or you could sew by hand), thread of a contrasting colour, fabric scissors. 

1. Measure up the felt with your phone and decide what size to cut your felt... Remember to leave enough space to include the depth of your phone and add an extra 2cm for your scalloped edge. Mark your felt out with chalk and cut two equal sized pieces. 

2. Sew the two pieces of felt together around three edges, leaving the opening free. Using fabric scissors carefully cut around to make your scalloped edge. The two layers of felt should make a nice structured finish.

3. Cut out a shape in a contrasting colour felt and sew it onto the inside of your nearly finished case to make a flap. 

4. Choose two buttons and sew one on to the flap and one on to the front of the case. You can then use a length of embroidery thread or cord between the two buttons to keep the case closed. 

And that's it! Now your phone is snug as a bug in a rug. 


x Rachel 


  1. Rachel, this is brilliant! The teal and magenta look awesome together and I love the legal-envelope esque button and tie fastening!

    Jem xXx

  2. I am so glad you posted this because I want to do this for my phone and for my external hard drive but i think I'll add a zipper! Thanks for this!! :)

  3. Süper öğretici. Ben senin fikrin çok seviyorum. Paylaşım için teşekkürler.

  4. Great idea. I really appreciate this. This is the best idea for protecting iPhone from scratches. telekupon


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