An improving story…

Today I designed and sewed a little iPhone pouch. It’s a present for my brother’s girlfriend – she likes owls – hence the gorgeous fabric (from Celtic Fusion Fabrics). Here it is, all finished:

iPhone pouch

Here it is with my lovely new cardboard iPhone (it’s the latest must have Apple product…):

iPhone pouch with my new iPhone

Testing out the pouch…. oh dear….


The moral of this little photo-story? Make sure you remember to add all the flipping seam allowances when you are cutting your fabric! Back to the sewing machine..

34 thoughts on “An improving story…

  1. I love your choice of fabrics and I love the fact that you’re willing to show your mistakes along the way. As a beginner sewist, it is heartening to see that even those who make beautiful professional things have the odd struggle, so gives me hope!

    1. Thank you! I make mistakes all the time…! I am a very forgetful sewer and often have to unpick to go back and do a step that I’ve missed out… Glad that sharing my disasters gives encouragement – it’s a good way to look at it. πŸ™‚

      1. P.S. Could you unpick the top part of it and just make the red fabric wider and the fastener longer to save starting from scratch?

  2. Lovely your posts they always make me smile, the phone pouch is lovely if it fits or not and reassuring to know even propper sewers make mistakes!

    1. Hmmm, you’ve all got me thinking. I might tweak it a bit… but the problem with this one is that if the phone sticks out, the velcro doesn’t match up properly. 😦 I should have paid more attention in maths. πŸ˜‰

    1. Oh thank you Sarah πŸ™‚ I will give it away over the weekend, how about that? And what a gorgeous middle name… you have reminded me of my fave episode of Bagpuss now – do you know it?

  3. is the issue that it sticks out? i dont think thats bad
    too cute!
    is this your pattern or from somewhere? i need a cute phone case!

  4. That came out really cute! Maybe you could call it a feature that the phone sticks out a bit — makes it easier to pull the phone out quickly, yes? πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks so much Annabella… I wonder if I was thinking in 1/4″ seams, when really for something like this you definitely need at least 1/2″!! I do get my seam allowances in a bit of a muddle sometimes.

  5. Maths is such a pain in the neck, isn’t it? I’m trying to do the numbers for a quilt at the moment and I swear if I hear the words ‘width of fabric’ again I may have to hit my head on the desk.

    The pouch is still very cute, though! I’m sure there’s a phone out there that will fit it. And I’m going to have to get me one of those cardboard iPhones. Might be able to afford one of them πŸ˜‰

    1. πŸ˜€ Cardboard iPhones are really cheap to run too… And Laura you’ll be glad to now your commission is next on the list, now I have all the fabric for it (and I promise to get the maths right!!).

  6. Oh that’s annoying – so close too! It’s still lovely, better luck next time! (Of course if Iphone shrinks as they go on, it’ll come into its own!)

    1. Thanks! I am really pleased with how it turned out – just irritated by my poor adding skills. I am wondering about giving it away as a little prize, so check back if you want it! πŸ˜‰

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