I’m a vintage necktie hoarder…but not just the ties…I’ve also amassed quite a collection of necktie ends from my compulsive wristlet making. One of my groovy gifts from Santa got the ol’ wheels a turnin’ and I figured out yet another use for those leftover bits of retro excellence:
Funkadelic smartphone cases! A super quick scrap-busting project…shall we begin?
Snag a necktie end & make sure it’s long enough to wrap around your phone with the end point folded down like an envelope
open up the necktie end & remove the lining
press flat & fold the raw edges in a wee bit
head over to your machine & stitch the folded raw edges down
*if you’re using a velcro closure as I did, now is the time to stitch one side to the inside of the point-flap & the other to the outside of the almost finished case. (Snap or button closures can easily be added after the sides are sewn together)
lay the fabric right-side-down & place your phone on top of it
fold the end of the case up over your phone to get the correct position, slip the phone out and…
…stitch the sides together
go make another one for your hubby’s new phone!
for more nifty necktie leftover uses take a peek at some Necktie Nonsense…