Saturday, January 14, 2012

Guest Post: Lisa's Craft Blog {Cell Phone Pocket Tutorial}

Today we are welcoming Lisa of Lisa's Craft Blog!  

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Hi there!!  I'm Lisa and I blog over at Lisa's Craft Blog!!  My blog started as just a place for me to share my love of crafting with my friends and family.  Last year, I decided to change the focus to a more mainstream craft blog and am loving meeting so many new and wonderful people!!


A while back I'd found the Cell Phone Pocket tutorial here at Fireflies & Jellybeans and thought it was a great idea!!!! 


I decided to try it myself and put my own spin on it!!  Today I'm going to share with you how I decorated my Cell Phone Pocket using a felt applique and lace.  Let's get started on the tutorial!!



SUPPLIES
Felt in desired colors
Velcro
Lace fabric
Lace Trim
Button
Embroidery floss
Fabric glue


Step 1: PREP POCKET FORM
Here are the original instructions on the dimensions for your felt pocket pieces:
1 rectangle of main color (about an inch wider and longer than your cell phone or Ipod)
1 rectangle + strap of main color (the rectangle is the same size as the other one - the strap is 1.5 inches by 5 inches - it should be all one piece)
Sew or stick-on your Velcro pieces to the top of both pieces (as shown above).


Step 2: CUT OUT APPLIQUE PIECES
Trace and cut out your pattern in both felt and the lace fabric.
Note: I used the template found HERE.

 Step 3: SEW APPLIQUE
Cut a 3rd piece of felt in your main color that is about 1" shorter and narrower than the smaller pocket form felt piece.
Place your lace piece on top of the felt applique and then using a blanket stitch, sew both pieces at once onto the center of the 3rd piece of felt.


Step 4: ADD LACE TRIM
Using your fabric glue, attach your lace trim under the entire edge of the appliqued felt piece.

Step 5: ATTACH TO POCKET FRONT 
Using a back-stitch, sew the lace-trimmed, appliqued piece to the front of the pocket form (smaller felt pocket piece).


Step 6: BLANKET STITCH POCKET
Blanket stitch around the bottom and two sides of your pocket form.  Do not sew the top, because you won't be able to put your cell phone in it!!


Step 7: ADD BUTTON (optional)
If you want disguise your Velcro closure to look like a button one, just sew a button on the front of the strap.


 FINISHED!!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!! I know I had a blast with it!!  You should definitely make one for yourself or as a gift - you'll enjoy it too!!

If you happen to like step-by-step crafty tutorials, I hope you'll stop by Lisa's Craft Blog because I have many for you to browse through.  The 3 most popular tutorials right now are the Puzzle Piece Ornaments Tutorial, the Wire-Wrapped Tree of Life Ornament/Pendant Tutorial, and the Christmas Card Book Tutorial.

If you happen to stop by before January 31st, you can even enter my Grand Re-Launch Giveaway to try and win one of 3 crafty prize packages that have a combined value of over $175!!  How fun!!

Thanks to Fawnda & Jeannine for allowing me to share my version of their great tutorial!!  I've had a great time here at Fireflies & Jellybeans, but now I must head home to Lisa's Craft Blog and give my readers some attention!! hehehe

Thanks for reading!! Until next time...



 

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