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TARDIS phone case

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRAFTY TARDIS!!!

I was lucky enough to get a new phone for Christmas (much needed since my old phone only seemed to work every other day) and thought that it was a great excuse to make yet another TARDIS (like I need an excuse!) So here's what I came up with:



More photos and how-tos after the jump!

The Back:


The inside (look I found some very TARDIS-y fabric for the inside!):


Okay. . . The How. . . This case was designed for an iPhone with  a hard plastic case on it.  In order for your case to be protective, it should be snug so take your own measurements and adjust the pattern accordingly. 

You will need:
Ruler (A see through one works best!)
Blue Felt  (I used a wool blend felt in a color called Denim, it has some white and darker blue in the fiber mix so it makes it look weathered, like it's been through a lot of time and space)
Lining Fabric (I used a yellow honeycomb patterned cotton)
Fusable Webbing
Black Cotton Fabric
Fabric Glue
White Chalk Marker (I use Clover Fin tipped White Marking Pen)
White Fabric Paint (I used Jacquard Super Opaque White)
Cream Fabric Paint (I mixed my own color out of white, yellow, and brown)
Black thread
Marking pen
Navy Blue Cotton Embroidery Floss (I used DMC Dark Navy 823)
Black Fabric Paint
Gold Fabric Paint
Clear Varnish
Paint Brushes (all small one super small, fine tipped brush)
Needle

1) Measure your phone (or device) to get your fabric measurements.  For the iPhone with the case it's 4 5/8" long 2 5/8" wide and 3/4" deep.  You'll cut the fabric (lining, fusable webbing and felt)* 2 times the length + the depth long and the width+ the depth wide so for my phone it was 10" long and 3 3/8" wide.

*As you paint and stitch and press the felt it shrinks up a bit.  I always cut it a bit larger and then cut it down to size after I've done all the decorative work.

2) Cut 2 strips of black cotton 2 7/8" long 1/2" high.

3) To prevent fraying of the lining and black fabrics put a fine line of fabric glue around all the rough edges.  Let dry.

4) Using the white fabric paint and the fine tipped , Paint the "Police Public Call Box" on both of the strips.  Let dry.

5) Using the white chalk marker, draw a line lengthwise down the middle of the 10" long felt piece starting 7/8" down from the top of the felt and stopping 7/8" before the bottom.  Draw a 2 7/8" long horizontal line 7/8" down from the top and 7/8" up from the bottom.  Draw  door  rectangles on either side of the vertical line, rectangles are all 3/4" long by 1" wide (I made a little paper template for the door panels).

6) Paint the windows using the white paint.  Once that dries, accent with the cream paint at corners.  Let dry.

7) Sew the "Police Box" signs onto the ends of the 10" long felt using the black thread.  Use the 2 7/8" long horizontal line as a guide.

8) Mark the panes of the windows using the marking pen

9) Using a Stem Stitch, stitch all the details drawn on the felt with the marking chalk and pen with the navy embroidery floss.  I used all 6 strands for all the stitch work except in the windows.  There I used 4 strands.

10) Paint the "Free for public use" sign on one of the door panels using the cream paint.  When that dries, use the super fine brush and the black paint to paint the text.  Let dry.

11) Paint gold door pull and lock.

12) After all the decorative work is done press felt and trim if necessary.

13) Use fusable webbing to join the lining fabric to the felt.

14) Fold fabric in half and sew up the sides and along the top using a Blanket (or Button Hole) Stitch.

15) Paint over all the painted bits with 2 coats of clear varnish.

16) Enjoy your new TARDIS phone case!!!


Hearts!
erika

Tags: patterns, phone/ipod cozy, sewing, tardis
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