Felt Flower Design iPhone Case
Felt Flower Design iPhone Case Tutorial – A few weeks back I came across this gorgeous pin of Felt Flower Sachets by The Purl Bee. I totally fell in love with the design but to be completely honest, I’m not really a sachet kind of gal. It did however, get me thinking – I had been trying to come up with a design for a iPhone case and preferably something out of felt… bingo, the felt flower design but on a phone case. I went into my Adobe Illustrator program and started drafting a template for the design. In less than an hour, I had completed my beautiful new iPhone case and I just love it! I used a gorgeous charcoal grey for the body of the case because I don’t think it will show dirt easily but use any colour you prefer. I’ve also made a couple variations with pockets but you can add any extra’s on that you’d like – a button for a closure or the middle of the flower would look cute too.
- Download template above. I’ve also included a variation to add a pocket if you’re so inclined.
- Cut out template, trace design with fabric pen onto felt and cut out.
- Take your long, outer piece of felt, fold in half (pin the outside edges into place) and use a ruler to find the middle. Lay out your larger petals from that mid point towards the outside so that there’s about .25″ left between the tip of the petal and the outside edge of the case. Lay out the other 3 petals in the same manner.
- Take your glue and put a thin strip along the middle of one petal from tip to tip. Place back onto case into position. Repeat with the rest and then do the same with the smaller petals on top. Really, I just eyeball it to make sure it looks even. Let the glue dry.
- Remove pins, unfold felt and sew the petals from the outside tip of one petal across to the second petal. Repeat with the other two petals so that essentially, you’ve just sewn an X in the middle of your case. *If you’re making the case with the added pocket this is when you’d pin then sew the top edge (closest to the flower design) of the 2 long felt pieces together with a 1/8″ seam.
- Fold in half so that the short side (which will become the top opening) are perfectly even and pin edges of case, sew with edges from the top downwards with a 1/8″ seam.
- Trim off any stray threads, grab your iPhone and insert into case and admire! (please note that if you already have a protective case around on your iPhone that’s quite thick you may not be able to fit your phone in this case – you’d have to make the template slightly wider to accommodate for the added case thickness ).
I’m a sucker for a great quote (check out my popular “Sayings & Words” Pinterest board). My Kobo e-reader is filled with great saved quotes that I mark when reading. I usually don’t do much with the quotes other than just read and enjoy but today I decided to get a little creative with a very sweet quote. I would credit the saying with who quoted it but there seems to be conflicting information (Elizabeth Browning or Franklin P. Jones).
Feel free to download, print and admire but remember, this is for personal use only.
Print on regular letter size (8.5″ x 11″) card stock or paper and when printed at 100% it will fit into an 8×10 mat if you chose to frame it. Click HERE to download and/or print.
Click for your free printable iPhone 5 template download
After 3 long years, my cellular contract is up and I’m finally, finally able to upgrade from my iPhone 3G. Yes, I said 3G. Considering the fact that I’m a bit of tech toy junkie I consider this wait to upgrade a momentous triumph – also considering I’m about the least patient person I know.
Finally this past weekend I got my new phone and I couldn’t be happier with it. I was able to pick out a free cover to go with the phone (although the choices were pretty slim) so I picked a very simple see through cover, purple in honour of my daughter’s favourite colour. After I got home, I thought that it was actually a pretty boring cover and I had to do something to spruce it up. I had the idea to add some nicely designed paper to the back cover. This wasn’t a novel idea but I measured everything and laid it out properly using illustrator and had it fine tuned to one sixteenth of an inch. A few posts back I added a free Project Life journaling card template so I thought I’d just use the same design elements to create the printable iPhone templates to go under my phone case.
They turned out so well… I just love them. I’ve decided that they’re too nice to keep for myself so I want to share them with you HERE. Just print and then cut out. I used an xacto knife with a swivel blade for the little hole where the camera is and it worked really well.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Journaling cards – great for project life or scrapbooking.
Click here to download your free printable.
I have to admit that I’m pretty bad at recording all the events of our life. If it wasn’t for the fact that my camera automatically adds dates to my photo files I wouldn’t have a record of what was actually happening at the various stages of our lives. Scrapbooking… forget it – that’s way too much for me to take on. You’d think that scrapbooking would be a perfect outlet for my creative energy but no, I think that there’s just too many options and I find it overwhelming.
Recently one of my co-workers turned me onto Project Life – now this is way more my speed. Essentially, it’s a really quick and easy way to record the events and memories over your life. For more info check out the creator’s website: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/what-is-project-life.php. I just love the concept but honestly, even remembering to do something that probably takes about 30 minutes once a week is just too much of a commitment for me – I suck at routine (just ask my husband).
One thing that I really love about Project Life is that it is still meant to look pretty and I’m all about pretty. If you checkout the Becky Higgins website, you’ll see that she has some beautiful kits for creating your own Project Life: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/. Since I love design, I couldn’t help but try my hand at creating my own Project Life cards. Turns out it was pretty fun. Now maybe that I have some fun designs I have less reason to put off creating my own Project Life – I’ll let you know how (but more likely “if”) that turns out. In the meantime, you can download my free template designs for your own Project Life here. Have fun!
For the full 12 piece set of this design, you can purchase it from my Etsy site here.
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