Two-Faced Tech Case
This color-blocked tech case in bright ultramarine and emerald is a take on jewel tones that's anything but fussy. The sleek oilcloth adds sporty detail to boot. This template works for an iphone and most other smartphones but if your phone is much larger or smaller you may want to adjust it before beginning.
- tech case template
- needle (included)
- paper clips or binder clips
- oilcloth in emerald and ultramarine
- thread bobbin in emerald
- sew-on snap
- silver prong stud
Gather your materials, a pen, a pair of scissors, and the tech case template.
Cut out each side of the tech case template. Choose which color you'd like on the back and which you'd like on the front. There is enough of each color to choose either the blue or green for either side.
Trace the template on the backside of the oil cloth fabric.
Cut the fabric along the lines you've traced.
Line up the front fabric with the back fabric so that it is centered at the top and touches the upper corners. The fabric on top should be face up and the fabric on bottom should be face down.
Cut a piece of thread from the emerald bobbin about 20". Thread the needle and triple knot the end of the thread.
Fold the bottom of the back fabric up to meet the front fabric.
Start your first stitch at the lower right corner. To hide the knot pull the thread through the folded layers of oil cloth.
Fold the fabric once more, sandwiching the top fabric, and use small running stitches to secure the seam.
To keep the seam secure while you're stitching, use a paper clip or binder clips to hold everything in place.
Stop stitching when you get to the other edge of the front fabric. Leave your needle and thread attached to the fabric for now.
Trim the corner of the exterior fabric at 90 degree angles.
Fold the side of the exterior fabric in to meet the interior fabric.
Fold the fabric over one more time and use a paper clip to hold the fold in place while you stitch.
Pivot the needle to stitch in the space in between the exterior fabric.
Reverse the stitches to tack the bottom seam.
Continue stitching along the entire edge of the seam.
When you reach the end tack the edge to secure it.
Knot the thread around tacked oil cloth.
Knot the thread again and pull the end of the thread through the stitched hole. Snip the excess.
Cut another length of thread, thread the needle, and knot the end. Pull the thread from underneath the seam to hide the knot. Starting along the bottom of the pouch stitch along the other edge of the pouch until you reach the end of pouch.
If you'll be using the tech case for your phone, place it in the pouch to see where to sew the snap. The pouch also acts as a colorful wallet or card holder. To determine the snap placement just make sure to keep it centered and leave a little give at the top flap so you have room to store items inside.
Mark the center of the pouch flap with a small dot.
Place the snap over the mark and stitch it to oil cloth. The two snap parts are different. Make sure that the side you are stitching up will work to snap it together when the other side is added.
Start stitching from the interior of pouch. Stitch around all 4 holes at least two times.
Knot the thread to the snap. Trim thread.
Snap the corresponding snap component and place where it should be stitched onto the flap of the pouch. Making sure it's in the right direction to snap correctly when the flap is turned over.
Stitch the snap component onto the flap, using small stitches through each hole in the snap. Going around each hole at least two times.
Knot the thread on top and cut off any excess thread.
Cover the stitches on the outside of the flap with the silver stud. Center the prong studs around the snap and push evenly through. Fold the prongs over the snap to secure it.
The bright pop of color makes it easy to spot at the bottom of a bag.