Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cross Stitched iPhone 5 Case


Hand stitching has recently become my latest obsession. These days I'm on-the-go quite a bit with my kids, and its nice to be able to take a little project along with me. I just love adding a touch of textiles into my every day life. This cell phone case is one of my favorites.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that my case has been around the world already. I took it on a recent trip to Paris, and snapped a quick selfie before heading up to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The details for the project are pretty simple. The chevron design just came to me as I stitched along. Each color has a different number rows (between 3-5). I did a random mix of either a back stitch or cross stitch design. All the cross stitched rows are outlined with a back stitch.

Here's a look at the back side of the stitching. I tried to bury all the threads instead of tying knots. That way, there is less bulk and the phone lies smoother in the case. A small knot here or there doesn't make a huge difference though.

Here are a few product information details: This case is manufactured by Coats and Clark. I purchased it in the cross stitching section at Hobby Lobby for about $6 using my 40% off coupon. The case came with a few design ideas, (I changed up the chevron... details above). For my embroidery thread, I used DMC perle cotton in size 8.

One thing I just love about the case is that it is rubbery and pliable. It's very easy to get my phone in and out, yet it stays on the phone very well. The rubber is awesome, because when I lay it face down on a smooth surface such as my kitchen counter, is sticks and doesn't slip around if it gets bumped. I feel like it protects my phone well.

The fun thing about my case is that if I get tired of the chevron, I can cut out the threads and start over with a completely new design! It has held up really well, and it makes me happy every time I look at it!

(I was not paid or asked to write this post, I just love my case so much that I wanted to share details on my blog).

3 comments:

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

i love this case!! i don't know why you would ever want to cut the treads and start over cause this is so cute as is! :)

Mary said...

I love this case! So Rachel-y cute! Hey, Rachel while you were on your adventure, I purchased a smart phone myself! Just like that...I treated myself. Now I will have to make a cute case...hehe!

maquillage des yeux marrons said...

i love this case!! i don't know why you would ever want to cut the treads and start over cause this is so cute as is! :)