I have a successful sewing project to share with you! It’s a little case for my cell phone. I wanted to try something a little challenging, but still small-scale. Keyka Lou to the rescue!
Front – Closed
Front – Open
Back – Pocket
The entire project took a very small amount of fabric and probably two hours to complete, and that’s with being interrupted and having to hand-sew a little mistake spot. The pattern came from her Etsy store (Psst! She’s having a sale!!!) This was definitely a learning piece. There are several things I want to improve* on when I do the next one (and yes, there will be another one).
If you ask me, it’s really a very clever little design. The entire case is fully lined and has a pocket with darts and a flap to hold your phone. On the back is another fully lined pocket that is the perfect size for some cash and/or cards. It’d be the perfect thing to carry when a purse is too much. I can also see it fitting other odds and ends (like a tape measure, stitch markers, and a Chibi with tapestry needles). Oh, and the fabric is from JoAnn’s Debbie Mumm collection (they’re also having a sale…).
All in all, I’m pleased with it. I have lots of fabric left over because I over bought. (The direction of the pattern of my fabric made me worry that the 1/4 yard specified wouldn’t be wide enough to accommodate.) I’m thinking a neat little matching box bag using this tutorial might be in order. I just may have to get some Independence Day sewing in tomorrow morning…
*The improvement is all in the “my sewing” department, not in the “her pattern” department.