a couple of weeks ago i had a yard sale, and jenn and cynthia brought over some stuff to sell. i bought a brown 100% wool sweater from jenn and felted it in the wash that night. and as the washer spun, i drew up plans for a cozy (a sweater!) for my iphone.
and really, there wasn’t much to plan: cut 2 pieces, about 1/4th of an inch wider than the iphone on the right/left/bottom edges. find a button. cut a strip from a felted grey cardigan for the top. do a little decorative embroidery. figure out how to put it all together.
i first wanted to do the embroidery stitches in orange, but found that i liked chartreuse much better against the brown.
the wood button was in my button jar, it’s nothing special — i remember buying it at joann’s fabric.
the biggest decision was how to stitch it together: use a sewing machine? wing it and just stitch? blanket stitch? in the end, i decided to try blanket stitch. i didn’t want the stitching to a focus point, so i used regular thread instead of floss, and then i mussed around a bit with surface to hide it even more after i was done.
and now my iphone has a sweater for fall!