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).