Over the course of the last month I've been beavering away on a pattern for an iPhone holder, but every time I tried to work on it I'd decide that actually it needed redesigning and then a custom order would come in and somehow the pattern kept getting pushed to one side...somehow this process ended up in there being 8 different prototypes, but happily the deliberation is all over now and the pattern has been tested several times over and I have made four lovely iPhone holders from the final version and am hoping that it's as easy to follow as I think it might be.
The holder gives a lovely snug, padded fit, but leaves the phone easily accessible...
And on the reverse it has a credit card holder that fastens with a velcro tab.
On the front there's room for some fabric loveliness and for a name or initial to be embroidered on to personalise the holder.
In the process of pattern testing I've made up some of these to give to my lovelies who said that they were without iPhone holders: Leanne, Ian and Sam. My last pattern was called The Tabitha Bag and I knew from the start what I was going to call it, but I was a little stumped by this, but in the end decided to call it the Lis iPhone holder, using the initial of each of their names because it makes me happy to have named it after them because they really are all such dear people (Leanne likes to be called Woodie...just in case you were thinking that I may have embroidered the wrong name on)....this could be a dangerous method for naming, no?
This morning I made up one more for Zebra girl who borrows Mr Teacakes old iPod Touch...it's a little shorter and slimmer than the iPhone, but it's still a really good fit (UPDATED: I think the most recent 2011 version of the iPod Touch has a smaller circumference and so consquently the Lis may be a little too wide for it to fit without some adjustment. It continues to be a good fit for all versions of iPhone though). She is yet to see it, but I was hoping that she would like the bright, zingy prints...and perhaps she will use the pocket for secret notes rather than credit cards.
If you're interested in buying a copy of the PDF pattern then here are the details:
- I am completely happy for you to sell any iPhone holders that you make from this pattern (as long as you are a small, independent business....no corporate giants!)
- While it may be helpful to print out the instructions, the iPhone holder is made from a series of rectangles and so a printer isn't necessary for printing out any pattern pieces.
- If you follow the instructions carefully and cut with precision, then this pattern should be challenging, but perfectly do-able, for a relatively new sewer.
- The PDF can be downloaded instantly, so you can get straight on with making the holder.
- The PDF pattern costs £6.50 (that's approximately $9.50 USD), and this price includes the right for small-scale sellers to sell any iPhone holders made from this pattern.
- The cost of this pattern is non-refundable.
If you do make any iPhone holders from this pattern then I would absolutely love to see photos of them, if you have the time/inclination to send me any - seeing so many finished lovelies has been the highlight of selling my Tabitha Bag Pattern PDF.
As ever, you don't need a PayPal account to pay for this pattern - PayPal accepts credit and debit cards. Once you've paid, PayPal will take you to a page where you can download the pattern instantly, by clicking on the link provided. You will also receive an email containing the same link. The pattern must be downloaded within 48 hours of payment - after this time the link expires.