May
15

How to Sew a Smart Phone Cover

How to Sew a Smartphone Cover | Vickie Howell for Visible Mobile. Video and written instructions.

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Sew a Smartphone Cover : Learn How!

 

MATERIALS

1/81/4  yard (depending on width of your phone) canvas

1/81/4  yard lining fabric

1, 3 1/2″ 3/4″ piece leather or faux leather

Button Stud

Hole punch or awl

Craft knife

Sewing pins or clips

Thread

Sewing machine or sewing needle

Iron

 

DIRECTIONS

Measure Your Smart Phone

  • Measure the width (including around half the sides).
  • Measure the length beginning from the top front, down and around to the top back.

TIP: Leave the case ON your phone while measuring to ensure that the cover will fit.

Add Seam Allowances

  • Add a 1/4” seam allowance on each side measurement and front and top back. In other words, add 1/2″ total to your width measurement. Here’s an example:

Phone width: 3 1/4″ + 1/2″ = 3  3/4″

Phone length: 12″ + 1/2″ = 12 1/2″

Final measurements: 12 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Cut Fabric 

  • Cut 1 piece of canvas, and 1 piece lining fabric to measurements from above.

Optional: Cut leather piece end at an angle.

Sew Pieces

  • With right-sides together, fold canvas piece length-wise. Using 1/4″  seam allowance, sew up side seams. Trim edges, turn right-side out.
  • With right-sides together, fold lining piece length-wise. Using 1/4″  seam allowance, sew up side seams. Trim edges. Wrong-sides will remain out.

Assemble & Finish

  • Fold top-edge of canvas piece under by 1/4″ ; press.  
  • Fold top-edge of lining over by 1/4″ ; press. 
  • Slip lining piece inside of canvas piece.
  • Slip leather piece in between lining and canvas piece, at the middle of the top-back edge. Pin into place.
  • Top-stitch around entire top edge.
  • Using a hole punch or awl, put a hole through both layers of the lining and canvas, about 1/4″ from the top-center edge. Screw button stud into place.
  • Using craft knife cut an X in the leather piece, to correspond with button stud.

Press the whole piece.

How to Sew a Smartphone Cover | Vickie Howell for Visible Mobile. Video and written instructions.

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