Sunday, October 6, 2013

Upcycled Phone Case for Kate

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My mom always says that it is hard to cook in someone else’s kitchen…I find it difficult to sew or craft away from home.  My niece Kate asked me to make her a new phone case…

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So I challenged myself to create one from a few thrifted items.  I found a tea towel (50 cents) and an old wool/cotton baby blanket (I think $1) at the Restore in Loveland, Colorado.

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I borrowed Kate’s sewing machine which was almost exactly the same model as one of mine, so that part was easy, I also borrowed her sewing supplies.  Problem was, her straight pins, well they just weren’t straight.  I got her a new pack of straight as machine rent so she doesn’t have to deal with this…

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I found some 1” masking tape in the garage and used it as a guide for quilting. I quilted the tea towel with the baby blanket tucked inside and measured Kate’s phone and cut it to the appropriate size.

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A Velcro closure and a iron on applique monogram were purchased to finish up the deal!  I would have used my serger and would have done the flap a bit differently if I could have used my own machines at home, but I still think it turned out pretty nicely!!

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I love this photo prop rock at my niece’s house.  Tried to stuff it in my suitcase, but it just wouldn’t fit!  Such an interesting frond/leaf pattern.

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I might be linking to these great parties!



Jill said...

Lovely phone pouch Ellen! I laughed at the pins - that's what all mine looked like till recently and I finally gave in and bought myself some swanky new ones! What a difference!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

Cool idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers.

Crystelle Boutique said...

NICE!!! Super cute AND super handy! best of both worlds! You should be proud of yourself...
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Jill said...

Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this project on my Top 10 Upcycles of the week!
Ten Best Upcycles of the Week
Hope you have a great weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success