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Plush Iphone Sleeve

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I made a plush mobile phone sleeve that looks like an Iphone.  The phone sleeve is made using faux fur, felt and a print of an Iphone screen  You can keep your Iphone protected in it's sleeve and still let everyone know what type of phone you have.

This is what I made for the Instructable's gift exchange.


Note: These instructions can easily be modified to create a plush Iphone instead of a phone sleeve.  See step 12 for this.
 
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Step 2: Measure and cut fabric

I don't actually have an Iphone so I made a cardboard stand-in.  I found the dimensions at the Apple website.  Since I don't know which model the gift recipient has I made the stand-in based on the size of the largest one. 
  • I used this cardboard stand-in (covered in duct tape) to measure the length and width I would need for the felt inside lining. 
  • The width of the felt is the width of the phone plus twice the phone's depth (since we are making a sleeve for the phone to fit inside) and and the seam allowance.
  • The length is measured the same way, the size includes the length of the phone plus twice the depth and the seam allowance.
  • Once the felt piece has been cut out simply use that as the template to cut the same size piece of plush fabric. 

Step 3: Pin and sew fabric together

We will now sew the two pieces of fabric together, the felt inside liner and the plush fabric for the outside of the sleeve.
  • Place one fabric on top of the other with right sides together (ie. the plush side is facing the felt) and pin together.
  • Using a sewing machine sew the two pieces together leaving one end open.
  • Using the end of the sleeve left open turn the fabric right side out and hand stitched closed.
kimnga2 years ago
So great ! i'm going to make one for my husband....
laxap3 years ago
I recently joined the Android faction, but I love iPhones when faux!

Great idea! (My HTC Legend pretending to be an iPhone, that would be funny.)

BTW, I also have a faux iPhone project.
ChrysN (author)  laxap3 years ago
You also have a faux iphone project, live to see it!
laxap ChrysN3 years ago
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nosha3 years ago
hi want unlock my i phone 3GS .pls help me soon
ChrysN (author)  nosha3 years ago
Sorry, this was a gift for someone, I don't have an iphone myself. If your post your question here. I'm sure someone can help you there.
jon013 years ago
Awesome bit of creativity!

If you create a plastic sleeve for your iPhone to slip into you will have a much sturdier case. At the moment you run the risk of damaging your phone if you drop it.
ChrysN (author)  jon013 years ago
That's a good point. Thanks!
nubabuba3 years ago
Where might i find plush felt cuz i cant fimd it
ChrysN (author)  nubabuba3 years ago
They are two pieces of fabric regular felt and plush (which I got at a fabric store) sewn together.
nubabuba ChrysN3 years ago
Ok thanks
nubabuba3 years ago
i pod touch works the same for measuring too right?
ChrysN (author)  nubabuba3 years ago
Yes, If you have a touch just use that to measure or if it is a gift, you can look up the dimensions on the website.
nubabuba ChrysN3 years ago
ok thanks. i have an i touch and that looks really cool.
I got it! At first I was like...
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And then I was like...
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so then I felt like...
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till I was finally like...
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ChrysN (author)  fungus amungus3 years ago
Hey, you got it already!
It actually got here las week. Pretty quick.
ChrysN (author)  fungus amungus3 years ago
Great, I thought it would take much longer especially since it had to cross a border.
wow very nice!
Creativeman3 years ago
Very clever, ChrysN. Good job! Shouldn't this be in some kind of contest? Cman
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman3 years ago
Thanks Cman! Oh the sewing contest, I thought it might be rude to enter a gift in the contest, especially since the gift went to one of the Instructables' staff.
Awe, sew! Got it! Cman
your dog3 years ago
ohh your case needs an update :)
Why do I want to let people know what kind of phone I have? But I do like fuzzy!
slice_rulz3 years ago
At first glance i thought this was an iphone plush case that was plush and then my first thought was that i had to have one. i was a little disappointed to see that it wasn't an actual iphone case. I am not disappointed, however, about this idea at all though. You did some nice work here. it even fooled me into thinking that there was a real phone in there. Kudos to your attention to detail. i look forward to the iphone 4.0 version (I don't know I guess a 4.0 would have an LED flash too or something) and Thank you for inspiring the plush iphone case that I am going to make.
My thoughts exactly. I want to try to make a case for my touch that I will actually let me use the device.
canida3 years ago
Ooh, magnificently fuzzy!
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