February 3, 2012

diy simple iphone case with card/cash slot

Yesterday we made a quick and easy "I'm on vacation and I've got diy withdrawals" felt pouch. Now it's time for part two, the "I'm on vacation and I've got diy withdrawals" simple iPhone case with an additional card/cash slot - supah easy, cheap, colorful, and made with only a few materials.

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

What You'll Need:

the other half of the felt used yesterday a.k.a. two pieces of felt
(note: I got one stiff piece and one regular)
embroidery thread and needle

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

The outer, stiff piece of felt measures 9 3/4" x 4 1/2"
inner (brown) felt is 8 3/4" x 3 1/4"

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

Have fun decorating the outer pink felt - I added a simple flower.

Cut another piece of outer felt 3 1/2" square
(I had to piece-meal mine, thus the center and top yellow stitch)

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

Place the 3 1/2" piece approximately 1/2 - 3/4" from the top edge and, using the embroidery thread, stitch along the bottom edge.

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

Center the inside piece of felt.
(you will want to stitch the inner felt and outer felt across each end. this is where a machine would be handy but in the absence, use your embroidery thread or stick glue)

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

Fold the felt over the phone and clip the sides together.
(I had no clips and that works, too. it's just a little more difficult to grasp while sewing)

Using a blanket stitch, go through all layers to secure the sides and guess what?

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

you're done! isn't it adorable?

studio waterstone blog diy iphone tutorial

Now you've got a matching set. I'm using the pouch to hold my thread and needles.


Enjoy your Friday and I'll see you back for I Heart Macro on Sunday.


  1. Soo Cute.. I love embroidery and do miss it.

  2. This is so cute and simple! Thanks for sharing.

  3. aaaaah so cute! i wanna do the same thing for my itouch :D

  4. That is awesome. Thank you for sharing. As it happens, I have a ton of felt the kiddo and I have been using to make finger puppets. She won't miss one sheet. :)

  5. I'm going to try this!! Great tutorial!

  6. Ok..this IS totally adorable..and I think I will even give it a go!! Great tutorial and thank you for putting it together and with such good photos and explanation.

  7. Hi! This is an awesome tutorial, and I was wondering which iphone these dimensions are for?

    1. Hi Mistee,
      Ooh, this post was done back in 2012 so I'm going to give it my best guess and say it was possibly the iPhone 4. But if you want to make it for your current phone, whatever the brand or type, simply take the felt and fold it over the phone and that should give you the size you'll need. Hope this helps!


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