How to make simple reverseable mobile phone bags out of neoprene that will protect your mobile phone from rain and impact.
For one Mobile Phonebag you will need:
- 17x14cm piece of 3mm thick neoprene laminated with different colour jersey on either side (available from www.sedochemicals.de, Berlin/ Germany
- 2cm each (hooks and lashes) of 2cm wide velcoro
- about 2m of thread
- Sewing needle
- Pen and paper
Step 1: Trace and Cut
Cut out the following stencil (as seen in picture) from a piece of paper.
The body is a 14x11cm rectangle and the bottom is a 3x6cm oval.
Trace the stencil to the neoprene and cut the neopren to shape.
Step 2: Attaching Velcro
On the 14x11cm rectangle of neoprene mark following on the 14cm side:
edge /-----2.5cm-----/----2cm----/-----------5cm---------/----'2cm----/------2.5cm------/ edge
Fold the squares of Velcro and sew them on as seen in the pictures.
If the sewing gets tough you can use a pair of pliers to full the needle through.
Step 3: Sewing Sides
Now sew together the 11cm sides of the neoprene rectangle.
Double the thread by threading the needle and tying a knot with both ends.
Start at the top, closest to the Velcro, this will be the opening.
Make sure to double stitch the first stitch and pull tightly after each stitch all the way down the side.
Step 4: Sew on Bottom
Without cutting the thread from sewing the sides, continue to sew on the bottom.
Again, pull tightly after each stitch.
Stitch the last stitch twice and plunge the needle through the neoprene for 2, 3 cm and then cut the thread and it should hold.
Now that you've finished sewing, turn the Mobile Phonebag "inside-out" or just the other way around since there is no right side.
Straighten the stitches so that the layers of neoprene you sewed together now face each other. This gives it shape and makes the seams look much better.