Intro: Felt IPhone Envelope
I think this is a pretty simple project and a lot of fun. No sewing machine required. You just need to know a basic blanket stitch.
Step 1: Cut Panels
I cut two panels of felt at 9 x 3.5 each. I chose camel and gray. Camel is a hot color this fall!
Step 2: Create Your Flowers
For the flowers, I freehand in marker and cut inside the marked area with a scissor. You could also just flip over your felt so there are no ink marks.
This is where you can have fun. Flowers can have as little as 3 petals to several, so you can't really make a mistake.
I split a 6 strand piece of embrodery thread into 3 strands. I like to use several colors to mix it up a bit.
I pin the flowers to the felt and use a blanket stitch to sew to panel. Be aware of how your "envelope" is going to fold, so your flowers are positioned where you like them. I like to layer a few flowers on top of each other. I also set them a bit askew.
I used a Chenille Needle, size 18-22. This needle has a large eye...after all these years of crafting, I can't see anymore!! Well, just not as clearly, so the larger the needle, the better for my eyes.
Step 5: Make Your Pocket
To make my pocket, I cut a slit with an exacto blade into one panel around 4.5 inches from the bottom (I guess that would be right in the middle of the panel) and about 1/4" from edge. This is where your phone will slip into, so make sure it's wide enough. Blanket stitch around the slit. Sometimes, I use all 6 strands of the thread for this part.
Step 6: Pin and Sew
Now pin both of your panels together, with flowers facing the outside, and sew completely around with a blanket stitch.
Place your phone in the pocket and fold.
You could add some sort of enclosure - a button, velcro, snap, but I find, when it comes to a phone, I want to be able to get to it as soon as it rings and an enclosure just gets in the way.
Have fun...hope it FELT good!