When I bought my phone, from a friend who had upgraded to a newer model, she sent me the case she’d bought for it as well, one of those rubber clip-on cases that protects the back of the phone but leaves the screen visible. I’ve been using it ever since, but recently it seems to have got a bit manky (probably not unexpected with four-year-old rubber) and I fancied a change. I don’t particularly want a new phone, and can’t justify the cost anyway, and it’s not easy to find cases for such an old model (it’s so old I can’t even upgrade it to iOS7, which having upgraded my iPad I’m really quite happy about) apart from the slip-on version which fit a wider range of phones. And if I was going to have a slip-on case, well, I thought I could probably just make my own.
I used this tutoral and fabric left over from my penguin skirt. It only took me an hour to make – a perfect project for someone who’s trying to ease herself back into sewing and doesn’t necessarily have that much time to devote to it. (It’s also a good reminder that it’s perfectly acceptable to only spend an hour each weekend sewing, if that’s all I’ve got – I don’t have to have marathon sewing sessions and produce an entire garment in one go. Actually, a bit every week until it’s done might be better.)
It’s a good size – the phone doesn’t fit so snugly it would be hard to get it out quickly to answer a call, not that I get a lot of calls anyway, but it feels reasonably secure, and I like having a pocket on the front for my headphones as they do keep getting tangled up with my keys in the front pocket of my satchel. And it has penguins on, which is guaranteed to make me smile every time I look at it!