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Butterflies Mobile Phone Case

 Good evening everyone, so here is my first ever sewing project! Its taken me a long time to get into machine sewing properly-I had a dragon of a textiles teacher at school and she seriously put me off using a sewing machine much so I always had a fear. I am so glad I have been brave though because I am really enjoying it, and its so much easier than it looks! :-)
I got a new phone recently and wanted to make a padded case for it to protect its pretty screen from the perils of life and handbags! I couldnt find a pattern for any cases I liked online so I made my own and here is the result. Haha can you tell why I chose this fabric?! ;-)
I made the button hole using the same material.

I wanted my button to be a feature so I chose a pretty purple button that matched the teasels in the print of the material and used strong silver thread to sew it on.
I made a little pocket for my earphones in case I want to take them with me-I dont like them getting tangled up with everything so thought this would be a useful feature :-)
You can see the padding and I have sewn the top seam using invisible stitches.
For this project I used a fat square of fabric, cotton batting, thread, button and a sewing machine :-) 
What do you think?

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Comments

  1. Well done Elaine. Love the case. So bright and cheerful. x
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  2. This is fabulous Elaine! Love the material and a fab case.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. I think this is absolutely beautiful. I love the fabric that you have used - really bright and colourful. Well done!
    xx

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  4. This is fabulous Elaine, I can't believe that this was your first sewing project....it's gorgeous hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  5. Wow! Can't believe this is your first sewing project, Elaine - it looks great and I'm sure your phone will stay safe now too. Hugz, Jan xx

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  6. Wow love the vibrant colours of this.xxx

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  7. Gorgeous case, Elaine! Love,love,love, the fabric you used.
    Michaela xx

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  8. omg! I would never have guessed this was your first sewing project, it's fantastic, love the material, and the button sets it off just right. Well done x

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  9. Elaine this is beautiful, well done. did you go to the same school as me LOL my teacher was a dragon aswell. i'd love to be able to use a machine but i'm so nervous of it, i use needle and cotton. i love your case.

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  10. Wonderful work Elaine...looks fabulous. Thank you for joining us at ARTistic Inspirations this week~Wendy, DT

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  11. WOW, that's awesome!! I can't sew and I am SO impressed. Great work

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  12. This is brilliant Elaine, especially for a first sewing project. Love it.
    xx

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  13. this is brilliant love the fabric too x

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  14. Lovely case, I love the fabric x

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  15. wow fabulous, great images and fab colours . Thanks for sharing with us at artistic inspirations hugs trisha x dt

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