Posts Tagged ‘Stiff Stuff’

Cat Phone Case

August 23, 2014

What do you do when your son asks for a new phone case that looks like a cat?  You make one, of course.  Since I had already made one for myself, I ‘kind of’ knew what to do.

case 004

Here’s all the pieces from left to right.

  1. Pattern cut from Do Sew.
  2. Shiny red for the lining.
  3. Black batik for the outside.
  4. Iron-on fleece to keep the red still.
  5. Iron-on interfacing for the black.
  6. That stiff stuff to protect the phone.
  7. Little pieces of fabric for a tail, eyes and nose.

case 008

Here I have machine appliqued the pieces and added whiskers using a double stitch.  I love my machine.  The tiny bit of hand sewing I do anymore is embarrassing.  Sorry Nanny.  You were the best.

case  white heron 004     case  white heron 005

My son was very happy with it.  He said something about feet.  I told him, since he now knew how to hand embroider, he could make four little sets of pads on the underside all by himself.  He said, “Yeah.  I guess you’re right.”  I could see the little wheels turning in his head.

These things are a real bitch to make so don’t even about asking me to make another one.


New Phone Equals New Case

August 10, 2013

I really didn’t need one.  But trying to text on that tiny keyboard was getting to be a real pain.  A touch pad would be so much easier to use.  And I didn’t want to spend any more than what my son paid for his.  After I got it home and started playing with it, I discovered that I can talk text.  What more do I want?  Wait a minute!  Well, I’ll be.  I can talk text, too.  Hot damn!  All right.  I’ll quit acting like an idiot.

They wanted to sell me a case.  I said, I’ll make one.  I got a very sceptical look.  What if you drop it.  It will be well padded.  The idea that anyone could make something useful was totally beyond them. 

I got out the Stiff Stuff.  I love/hate this stuff.  I hate working with it.  I love that it does what the name implies. 


I traced around the phone twice.  Then managed to cut them out without too much swearing.

Cutting the interfacing took some time. 


The wide piece is a pouch for the earphones.  It has to have a little pleat.  The long one includes the flap.  The third is the front.  Each piece is about 1/4 inch wider and longer than the phone.

Picking fabric was easy.  I got some leftover Rowan fabric.


I ironed the interfacing onto the wrong side of the desired fabric leaving enough space for seams.


And that’s as far as I’ve gotten today.  Sweetums is getting hungry.