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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fabric Wallet and Smart Phone Case

I think that I mentioned in the last post that I'd been working on a lot of custom project for family and friends, well here's a glimpse of one of those little projects.

My sweet Mother In Law asked if I'd make her a case/wallet for her new iphone. I've made some basic leather sleeve style cases for ipods, ipads, ect, but I'd never made an official case/wallet hybrid.  So this was a bit of an intimidating project for me.  I knew that to get this project right there would have to be a lot of prep work: measurements, patterns, proper order and assembly, and then hope and pray that I remembered to add all of the seam allowances, and then of course hope that the phone fit in the wallet.

When I finally got over my trepidation, and sat down to make the case, it wasn't that bad. I ended up making a tri-fold wallet.  I added a side zipper pocket for coins, and a small pocket for lip gloss.

 In the middle there is a leather sleeve for the phone, but the phone also fits in on the side pocket, under the cards.

I also added a little leather wristlet, so that she can carry it on her wrists on all of her adventures.  I lace and flower were afterthoughts, the pink zipper felt out of place, so I added more of it.

It's not perfect, and there are things that I'd do differently next time, but all in all I'm pretty happy with the finished product.


Charity said...

They might have been afterthoughts, but the lace and flower are my favorite parts. =)

Unknown said...

LOVE this -- could there be a tutorial coming (since you went to all that trouble of measurements, patterns, etc.???? Great job!

Tricia said...

Thanks Charity, the lace and flower ended up being my favorite parts too.

Tricia said...

IRedS, I don't have a tutorial in the works yet, but maybe one day...maybe after I upgrade my phone. :)

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