My husband recently got a smart phone. It's a pretty fun toy. To keep it protected in his pocket, bag, or backpack, I made him a simple case for his smart phone that looks decidedly manly. It is a project that you can whip up easily with a few small scraps of fabric.
Here's what you need:
2 small pices of fabric (manly looking fabric if it is for the man in your life)
smart phone as a template
Here's what you do:
1. Measure your phone.
You'll need the fabric to be 2 times the length of the phone plus 1.5 inches. The width should be the width of the phone plus 1.5 inches.
2. Cut your fabric.
You'll need two pieces, one for the outside and one for the lining. My pieces measured 7.5" by 4.5".
3. Sew the lining.
My lining came from fabric scraps, so I had to sew two pieces together to make it long enough. So, either fold your fabric strip in half, or if you're like me, make it long enough. Then, sew up the sides so your phone fits inside.
4. Sew the outside.
Fold your fabric in half, right sides together. Sew up each side, making the case 1/8 inch bigger than your lining piece.
5. Sew the pieces together.
Turn your lining piece inside out and slide it into your case fabric. Tuck the fabric into itself, so no raw edges are sewing. Sew around the top edge, and you are done! (Oh yeah, and don't forget to trim your thread like I forgot to do in the picture below.)