I have a girlfriend that does not sew much. She really wants to sew more. She recently made the comment to me, "Irene, I wish I could just sit and watch you sew for a day. That way, you could show me the little things in sewing." I love this friend very much...but I have to admit, if this particular friend sat and watched me sew...NOTHING would get sewn. We would laugh, laugh, laugh and then laugh again. This friend wants to learn how to make a fun phone cozy. So, I decided to show you and my friend how to make a super cute and super easy phone cozy.
First, start with two strips of fabric, both cut to 4.5 inches by 12 inches.
Because your phone cozy will be protecting your phone, I use both a fleece interfacing, and a light weight interfacing. Apply the fleece interfacing to the wrong side of outside fabric. Then, apply the light weight interfacing to the wrong side of the lining fabric.
Next, attached an elastic band to the center of one of the short ends of the outside fabric. Then sew on a button, approximately 2 inches down from the center of the opposite short side.
Place your two strips of fabrics right sides together and sew a half inch seam all the way around the cozy, making sure to leave a 3 to 4 inch opening for turning.
Before turning, make sure you clip your corners. Then, turn the fabric to the right side out through the opening. Once you turn the fabric out, iron the fabric. Then top stitch the two short ends of the cozy.
Now, fold the cozy in half, lining sides touching each other and pin your sides. Top stitch starting at the top of one side, working all the way around to the other top side.
There you have it. Done.
I made these cozyies up tonight. To make all 7, it took me 2 hours and 15 minutes. So, approximately 20 minutes a cozy. Not bad for when you need a quick gift!
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