I am onto my third Iphone 4. I am not proud to admit this, I am simply stating facts. I lost the first one to water damage in my handbag (as I always carry a water bottle in my handbag) and the second one to the toilet, thanks to my little girl (not many home-made covers would have saved that one). Needless to say, I am very protective of my third phone as I’m not keen on replacing it again to more water damage. So, I made this little sleeping bag to protect it when it’s floating around in my dapper day bag.
I have put together a little tutorial, so that anyone wanting to make one of these for themselves, can quite easily do so.
What you’ll need:
- 2 small rectangles of outer fabric 9cm x 13.5cm (I measured my phone and added 3cm onto each edge),
- 2 small rectangles of lining fabric 9cm x 13,5cm – I used flannelette as it’s nice and soft on your phone (cosy – I love my flannel sheets),
- 2 small rectangles of waterproof fabric 9cm x 13.5cm – this is an optional layer, for extra water-proofing protection (paranoid),
- 2 small rectangles of quilter’s wadding 8cm x 12.5cm – these are smaller as they are for cushioning and padding,
- Cotton to match your outer fabric,
- Sewing Machine, Cotton, Scissors.
What to do:
1. Cut out your fabric and iron.
2. Pin your layers together and sew a long stitch around the edges to secure the side layers together.
3. At this stage, I trimmed the edges with scissors, this is important so that you can neatly zig zag the edges.
4. Zig zag the tope ends separately.
5. Pin your two pieces together, making sure that the outer fabric is on the outside (duh) and zig zag all the way around the edges with a fairly wide zig zag stitch. I went over it twice to make the stitch look thicker.
All done. How easy was that?? It’s not perfect, but it serves its purpose.
Have you taken extra measures to ensure your treasured items are safe?