I have been meaning to make this for seriously over a year and I finally had some time last week and made a few of them. I already had my iPhone sleeves with the pocket and button flap closure, but I wanted something much simpler that I could throw in my gym bag. This tutorial came from HERE and it seriously couldn’t be any easier. I tweaked a couple things to simplify it even more and was really happy with how it turned out. This is made for my iPhone 4S but if you have the iPhone 5 just add .75″ to the length it will fit the newer ones! I have added another category to the Crafts Section at the top of the page for iPod, iPhone & iPad projects so if you need some more inspiration be sure to check that out. Speaking of Apple products, my husband won an iPad mini in a work contest… does anyone have a great DIY tutorial for a case? I want an envelope style one that I can make out of leather but am open to suggestions!
Start off by cutting your pieces (1), you’ll need: one piece of exterior fabric cut to “10.75” x 4″, one piece of lining fabric cut to 10.75″ x 4″, one piece of batting or fleece cut to 10.75″ x 4″, two pieces of fusible interfacing cut to 10.5″ x 3.75″ and one exterior piece for the tab cut to 2.5″ x 2″. Iron the interfacing to the wrong sides of the lining and exterior piece (2) and iron the tab into fourths lengthwise. Sew as close to the edge of the tab as you can (3). Fold the tab in half and pin it in the middle of one of the ends of the exterior fabric then make a sandwich of your fabrics as shown in picture (4). You’re exterior should be right side up (with the tab pinned inside), the lining piece wrong side up on top of that and the batting on top of that. Pin in place and sew all the way around with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving your needle down and pivoting at the corners (5) leaving a 3″ gap for turning. Trim the batting right to the stitching and clip the corners (6).
Iron the seams on the side with the opening to make it easier to top stitch later on. Flip the sleeve right side out and press (1) then topstitch as close to the edge as you can being sure you sew that opening shut (2), pivoting again at the corners for a continuous border. Fold the sleeve in half and sew along the two sides over where you previously top stitched (3). Add a split ring and you’re done!