Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sewing: Cell Phone Wristlet

I've been working on a few sewing and crochet projects lately and thought I'd share a little project I did for my mom for Mother's Day.  When I visited my family in DC a few weeks ago, I noticed she was looking at these Vera Bradley cases.  I was looking at a bookstore here in town that sells Very Bradley and I couldn't really tell if her phone would fit in it, since she has an Iphone with an Otterbox case (which is kind of thick).  So, I decided to combat the problem by making my own version... and plus, I think homemade gifts are way better than overly priced (but super cute) gifts.  :)

It's not perfect, by any means, but I think it's quite good; especially considering it was my very first project that required a zipper!  And plus, the cell phone quality pictures don't do it justice!  But, it was all worth it when I was on the phone with my mom while she was opening her gift and the conversation went something like this:

Me: Did you open it?
(Mom opens gift)
Mom:  Oh, it's a cute scarf.... and a Vera Bradley case!
Me:  It's not Vera Bradley, I MADE THAT!
Mom:  Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous!!

Score!!  Exactly what I was going for! 

*** Here's the tutorial I (sort of) followed to make the cell phone case!  (I used an 8.5in zipper and used quilt batting instead of the interfacing to add extra cushion for the phone).

Much love,

Stephanie P.

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