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DIY: iPhone Cross Stitch Case

The iPhone cross stitch cases I ordered from eBay (cost me less than 10USD for the kit) finally arrived last week and I wasted no time shirking nearly all responsibilities just so I could start making something.

Picking a pattern was a bit tricky because I didn’t want to use someone else’s, I didn’t want something trendy (ummm chevron???), and I definitely did not want something ambitious for my first attempt (no matter how gorgeous the possible results could be).

I considered using this Cat Sugar Skull pattern but I didn’t even know where or how to begin scaling it down to make it fit an iPhone case. I bought the pattern anyway BECAUSE HOW CAN I NOT???

Finally, I decided to just download a template and put something simple together. Unfortunately for me, the template I got off Pinterest turned out to be a few crucial stitch counts off.

Whatevaaaa, no turning back.

This is what I have right now:

DIY iPhone Cross Stitch Case

I’m undecided if I still want to do the rest of the blank spaces. Last night, I had filled in the green triangles with gold thread before realizing the gold totally killed the green. After filling in the pink with the peach, I took on the daunting task of undoing my mistake. I’m telling you, that shit isn’t easy! Especially without a seam ripper or a thread cutter (I haven’t seen mine since I moved last February). I poked my fingers several times with a safety pin but I managed and now, the green is looking all nice and pretty again.

DIY iPhone Cross Stitch Case

I can’t wait to attack the black case with shades of gold and maybe even metallic embroidery floss!

My next project is to organize all my cross stitch stuff before working on a Zac Hanson case for Sanya Pie.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Beauty by Tellie May 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    You find the cutest things online :3 You should make a snow kitty on the black one!

  • Reply Chibivy May 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Wow, your phone case looks pretty! Nice design–simple yet chic. ;)

  • Reply Pink Haired Princess May 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    That’s such a cute idea, I quite like it the way it is, with the spaces.

  • Reply Jean May 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I didn’t know this even existed! Cool! Now I wanna try. :) Agree, it looks better without the gold.

  • Reply Justine May 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Aaahhh soooo cute! I’m gonna try and find myself one (or tell me where you got it? :)). Hihi. I really wanna make my brains work again!

  • Reply 3Sails June 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    very nice, thank you for info for case.

  • Reply felting and plush July 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Cross stitch is a type of hand-sewn embroidery. It is said to be one of the oldest crafts and it is also one of the easiest crafts. Cross stitch is mostly enjoyed by women at any age, it is their perfect hobby especially if they want to do something on their spare time.

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