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Stashtacular Tutorial Tuesday: Quilted iPod/Phone Holder

I’ve been meaning to do a repeat of the mobile phone holder tutorial I did way back, as I used bias binding which was a bit of a disaster. So I’ve finally gotten another one together. Plus, this is one of the prizes you can win if you post a ‘made from Stashtacular tutorial’ picture in the Flickr group. So get busy!

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To make this mobile phone/iPod case, you’ll need:

sewing kit (machine, thread, scissors, etc.)
a bit of fabric – you’ll need 4 pieces for the holder and 1 small piece about 3” x 4.5” for the strap
a bit of velcro (I used iron on)
a bit of wadding

I wrapped a scrap of wadding around my phone and cut that width, and cut the height about ½” taller than my phone actually is.

Then take that piece and cut it in half to get your 2 sides of wadding. (See pic below if that’s confusing) Make your front and back – I used leftover charms and scraps, etc.. You must make sure the edges extend AT LEAST a bit more than ½” WIDER than your batting and at least 1” taller. Mine are much bigger to allow room for quilting, etc.
Make your quilt sandwich:
Interior piece WSU, wadding, then exterior piece RSU (right side up). I used spray adhesive, 505, to baste mine together. I love that stuff.

Quilt the two pieces as desired:

Now trim the side and bottom edges so they’re a bit more than ½” wider than the wadding, and trim the top so it’s 1” taller than your wadding.Take your top edge and fold it down ½” toward the front and press. Then fold it down another ½” and sew along the edge.
Make your strap by taking your 3” x 4.5” piece of fabric and fold the edges so it’s now 3” x 4”:

Fold and press in half LENGTHWAYS, then fold the edges into that crease. Sew all around the edges.

Take the back of your phone holder and attach one end of your strap to it like so (sew a box, then an X in the box):

Now take both pieces and lay them WST and pin all around. Sew just shy of a ¼” seam around the sides and bottom. Trim all around, but don’t snip your stitches!

Turn the holder wrong sides out (WSO) and sew again, just shy of ¼” seam allowance. That will lock your rough edge in so it won’t unravel. It’s kinda like a French seam.

Turn it Right Side Out. Iron your velcro on – it takes forever to get the glue to melt so you could use gutermann glue if you don’t have iron on or you hate fiddling with irons.

I added the button on the front of the strap before I added the velcro, but you don’t have to do that.

You’re done! You rock baby!

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7 thoughts on “Stashtacular Tutorial Tuesday: Quilted iPod/Phone Holder

  1. I think I just fainted over your fabrics. Especially the blue flowered fabric on the outside. If somebody should happen to break into your house and steal that fabric, it definitely wasn’t me. Okay, it’d be me.

  2. This looks like a great project. I don’t own an iPhone but you could put all kinds of stuff in there. As a side note I sometimes read fast, therefore, I sometimes don’t read things correctly. I though it said Quilted iPod/ POT holder.. For a second I was like “huh, that’s interesting…” Then I figured it out 🙂

  3. Lovely tute with great pics, and the finished product is lovely. The fabric choices are fab too, and really work well together, the blues and pinks really pop together. Well done!

  4. I can’t wait to try this to give to a friend of mine who is left hand paralyzed, this should make things so much easier for her!

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