Monday, November 18, 2013

DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet

DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet at my3monsters.com

I am always a little bit surprised to see which of my posts really hit with you guys and which ones kind of fizzle.  My iPhone wallet has been such a HUGE hit and I am thrilled that many of you have found it helpful.  The cute coral and navy one I originally made was looking a little dingy because I literally take it everywhere I go.  I could have just spot-cleaned it, but the snap was a little bulky and they're soooo easy to make, I decided to make a new one and tweak things a little bit.



DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com

Aside from adding the adorbs ruffle on the front, this version has an elastic closure that is a whole lot slicker than the snap.  I LOVE IT!!  I have also added a chipboard insert that makes it sturdier and better protects the phone inside.  It's just all around better, in my humble opinion.

I have worked and worked to perfect three versions of the iPhone pattern and find an easier way to make them available to y'all.  I know it has frustrated many who have been unable to download the original pattern from my Google Drive.  For some reason it has only been working for about half of the people who try to download it and that is just not good enough.  For those reasons, I am offering this pattern on Craftsy for the teensy price of $1.  For that price, you will get the pattern pieces for ALL THREE VERSIONS of the iPhone wallet along with detailed sewing instruction complete with pictures, and I will get to take my kiddos to Taco Bell to make up for all the time mom has spent on the computer putting this all together.  I know that is going to irk a few of you, but I hope you'll understand.

Ok.  Let's go!

Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial

Supplies:

1/4 yard of main fabric

1 strip of coordinating fabric 4" wide by 10"long for ruffle {or just use your main fabric again}

6" piece of 1/4" elastic
small piece of chipboard or thin cardboard
duct tape
exacto knife

inexpensive plastic case that fits your phone

needle& thread

E6000 craft glue

STEP 1:   Print out pattern pieces and cut out your fabric.  My pattern is sized to fit an iPhone 4, but you could adjust it to fit other sizes.  For this wallet you will NOT need to cut out the flap piece.

DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com
You may want to cut the camera hole just a hair bigger than your traced line just to make sure you don't have a weird dark "halo" effect in all your pictures from the fabric blocking the lens just slightly.  Ask me how I know that . . .
DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com
If you don't stitch across the bottom edge, your debit card will fall too low when you place it in the pocket.  The stitching ensures that your cards will always be easily accessible.  



DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com
I chose to top stitch across all these folds this time.  It's not necessary, but I liked the way it looked and it holds my cards a little more securely.  Here's a photo:


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com
This gives it a nice, finished look.  Here is an actual photo of what it will look like from the outside of the wallet:


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


DIY Ruffled iPhone Wallet Tutorial at my3monsters.com


I used E6000 glue to attach my inexpensive plastic case to the inside of my wallet.  This is the kind of hard plastic case that your phone snaps into and stays put. The chipboard insert we added before sewing the cover shut in step nine ensures the glue will not bleed through your fabric.



Once the glue dries {several hours later -- I waited overnight} you can pop your phone in place and load it up.  When the phone is not in use, simply flip the elastic around to the back to keep the whole thing closed.

You could do a million variation to this pattern, using different fabric combinations and/or adding multiple layers of ruffles and ribbons to the front.  The options are endless. If you end up making one, leave me a link in the comments.  I would love to see how it turns out.  If you hit any hiccups along the way, shoot me an email and I'll try to help you figure it out.  Have fun sewing, friends!  


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7 comments:

  1. I love this project. Made one for my LG, but I didn't get a couple of things right. Should have added more sewing edge, it came out a bit too tight. And I placed the ruffle on the wrong side-covered the camera hole (doh!). Will try it again and get it right next time!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Definitely try again! I made three of the original iPhone wallets before I finally got the hang of it and really got it working well. Best of luck with it!

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  2. I love this. Gonna try to make it for my android phone this weekend!

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    1. I would love to know how it turns out! Good luck!

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  3. Love it! I had an idea at work yesterday to make one of these for my phone so im so happy i found your easy to follow tutorial!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you like it. Good luck!

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