Introduction: Fluffy Monster Case


Win this monster case!! Only $1! This cute case fits a Blackberry, digital camera, mobile phone, iPod or iPhone and is the prize in a charity lottery to raise money for Haiti

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In this Instructable i'll show you how to make a simple case for a small (or big!) precious object, with a sleepy monster face on. This makes a great iPhone or camera case, and a very easy to personalise gift for a loved one :)

You can make it out of any fabric but i recommend something thick-ish (to protect against bumps) and non-stretchy

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Step 1: You Will Need

a) Polar fleece
b) Fur fabric

c) Black and white felt
d) Velcro
e) Pins
f) Thread
g Scissors

Step 2: Cut Your Fabric Out

1) Place your phone onto your fleece fabric, as far away from the edge as the phone is thick, and mark this distance again underneath the phone.

2) Mark this same distance all along the fabric, and cut along the line, making a long strip.

3) Place your phone onto the strip of fabric with enough overhang on one side to wrap all the way over it.

4) Mark this same distance on the opposite side of the phone and cut out. You should now have a rectangle of fabric that can comfortably encapsulate the phone, with enough for a flap to come back down over the front.

5) Place the fleece onto the reverse side of your fur fabric noting the direction of the fur. Cut out the fur to the same size as the fleece.

6) This is what you should have so far, a piece of fleece and a piece of fur the same size

Step 3: Sew the Ends Together

7) Now you need to work out what part will be the main case and what part will be the flap. Pin the fabric together, right sides in, at each corner, and fold the fabric over the phone with about 5mm extra (to account for the seam) marking where it lands.

8) Leaving a 4mm margin on the 'flap' end, sew around the three edges to the marks you made. On the other end just sew straight across the end.

9) Tip: Trim the corners off at 45 degrees, this will give sharper points once you turn it right-way-out.

10) Turn the case the right-way-out, it will look like this.

Step 4: Sew It Up and Add the Velcro

11) Take the edge where you only sewed straight across and fold it to meet where the base of the flap end. Pin in place on both sides.

12) Leaving a 4mm hem sew along this edge with a straight stitch, finish the edges with a zigzag stitch.

13) Cut a piece of velcro about 1cm shorter than the edge of the case, sew the rough side of the velcro onto the lining side of the flap, 5mm away from the edge.

14) Tip: To get the fluffy fibers out of the stitches  on the front of the case run an un-picker or knitting needle (don't use anything sharp or you'll tear the fur) horizontally along the edge.

15) Put the phone into the case and close the flap, mark the case with a pin where it comes down to.

16) Pin the soft piece of velcro onto the case about 5mm above the marker pin you just placed. Sew the velcro in place

Step 5: Making the Monster Face

17) Take your white felt, place it just underneath the end of the case flap and mark some sharp teeth on it. Cut out being careful to trim away any pen lines.

18) Trim the teeth to fit just underneath the velcro, pin into place. Handsew along the long edge using small neat stitches.

19) Cut two semi circles shapes from black felt and sew on using neat zig zag stitches.




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Win this monster case!! This monster case fits a Blackberry, digital camera, mobile phone, iPod or iPhone and is the prize in a charity lottery to raise money for Haiti




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danamrox made it! (author)2015-07-01

made one zebra collerd

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danamrox made it! (author)2015-05-26

LOVE it ! Im making this

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danamrox made it! (author)danamrox2015-05-26

mine will be pink

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GaryMeow made it! (author)2010-06-29

i'm almost done mine and i'm making a tail for it :D

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danamrox made it! (author)danamrox2015-05-26

a tail cut i will to

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pickle25257 made it! (author)2014-05-01

That is SO adoradle! Your amazing!

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marionpixie made it! (author)2014-01-05

cuteness

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ilikecory made it! (author)2013-08-20

I luv it

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porcupine24253 made it! (author)2013-07-24

So cool!

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TeganJovanka made it! (author)2013-01-26

This is so cool because you can make it for any phone! Yay finally a cute case for my phone :)

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GaryMeow made it! (author)2010-07-31

I finally got my photos uploaded so here's mine. i added a tail and a ribbon-belt to it and i love it Thanx for the ible :D

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TeganJovanka made it! (author)TeganJovanka2013-01-26

Yours is so cute :)

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TheFawns made it! (author)TheFawns2010-08-16

that looks awesome :D

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GaryMeow made it! (author)GaryMeow2010-08-17

Thank you, thank you very much.

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TheFawns made it! (author)TheFawns2010-08-20

your welcome

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Jessie Marie made it! (author)2012-12-29

I'm gonna have to make one of these!

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YellowBlu Co. made it! (author)2012-07-04

Wow this looks amazing!!!!! I wanted to make one.. unfortunately I don't have ANY of the materials aside from scissors. Fortunately, I'm handy with duct tape, so I decided to make my own version out of duct tape. I made it for my sister's birthday, which is today! So... thanks for the inspiration!

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Dusk Shadows made it! (author)2012-04-12

COOL ITS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!

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JessieT made it! (author)2010-12-30

I love this - definately gonna make one. Maybe with pink fur?!

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A-Violent-Shock made it! (author)2010-08-25

I have two questions. would it get really it get really dirty if it was a pencil case? can you wash it? How can you use that design to cover a regular zipper case? Thanks :]

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Valeil made it! (author)Valeil2010-10-09

You could probably make a pencil bag by getting rid of the flap, and putting a zipper on.

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Valeil made it! (author)2010-10-09

This is so cool! I think I might do this for my laptop(: Except probably more fleece in place of the fur, because, you know, fur isn't that manly :P

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comsa42 made it! (author)2010-09-06

Very nice instructable! I'm going to do the same but for the ipod touch 4g, with the window for the screen and everything! I'll post an instructables when im done :D

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Kahpow made it! (author)2010-08-08

LOVELOVELOVE <3 I'm going to make a pencil case :D But just wondering where you get the polar fleece?

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bleach815 made it! (author)2010-05-15

i dont get it, do u flip inside out the whole thing, so u sew the whole way around except for a small space, or do u only flip the flap?

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TrippingJimmies made it! (author)TrippingJimmies2010-07-19

You are leaving one section open so you can flip the who thing right side out. Then sewing it shut with a straight stitch.

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aflacpyro267 made it! (author)2010-06-29

that is brilliant!! i think i will make my own!!

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lakramer made it! (author)2010-06-26

Oh wow, so adorable! I'm definitely going to make this. Great instructable!

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bleach815 made it! (author)2010-05-13
THATS SO AWESOME ITS SO CUTE! IMA GO MAKE ONE! do u have to use sewing machine? or could you use hand sewing?
 
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ricecakeh made it! (author)ricecakeh2010-05-29

 I am just finishing my version and it all done with hand sewing! Still looks great!

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vv_is_paulfrank made it! (author)2010-02-20

:D
sorry paulfrank phone case, step a side...monster is in town.

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ShelbyIsStrange made it! (author)2010-02-07

Thank you for posting this! I made my own out of black fur, using white felt for the eyes. Anyone have any ideas for the rest of the furry fabric?

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Phsycoduckie made it! (author)2010-02-02

What colors look good with this design?

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floryzzz made it! (author)2010-02-01

Its so cute i gonna make it! and give it as a gift

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swtasapup made it! (author)2010-01-28

OMG!!! I love it! It is so adorable. I would love to make it.
:.p

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motadacruz made it! (author)2010-01-26

I'm not really into needles and thread... but that looks amazing!!
Really great idea and looks so awesome!! Good instructions!

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whiteoakart made it! (author)whiteoakart2010-01-28

You can do it with hot melt glue, instead of needle and thread. It holds up great on fleece.  The seam lines won't be as nice and straight, but what the heck, it's a monster.

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Mr.Ownage made it! (author)2010-01-26

I'm totaly making a pencil case outta that

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Very Interesting made it! (author)2010-01-26

Cute! Cute! Cute!

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Nikki213 made it! (author)2010-01-26

I am so gonna have to make this one. CUTE!!!

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Doctor What made it! (author)2010-01-26

 Once again, adorable!

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