Recently I have seen this Charging phone holder ALL over pintrest and decided to make some for Mod35tbabe for our Aussie Meet up swap.Then I noticed a non craftster friend also had it pinned so I made her some tonight and decided to photograph it for my first craftster tutorial
Firstly though I would like to point out this this is not my original idea, the original tutorial can be found here: http://www.machwerk-shop.de/dl_stats/view_file.php?id=9
But it is in German and in Cm's which I know a few craftsters may have a problem with! Since the original Tutorial is a free download and I am fully crediting their work I hope that it isn't an issue to provide my own version. The original writer asks that the tutorial is used for private use only (not Commercial), please respect their wishes. So here it is, i made a couple of small changes, such as; I adapted it for Australian sized plugs, so please check that the hole is the correct size for your country's electrical plug before you cut your 'hole'.
Firstly find 2 coordinating fabrics. From each fabric cut a rectangle that is 5.5" by 9" and another that is 7" by 4.5"
You will also need to cut a 5" by 8.5" rectangle from a very thick stabiliser (I guess cereal packet may do if you don't have any stabiliser to hand!)
1.5" from the top of the stabiliser cut a rectangle that is 1" by 2" (centered on the stabiliser) and trace this hole onto the reverse side of both fabrics:
Then using a coordinating thread sew along the traced lines:
Cut open the 'hole' as shown in the photo and iron back.
Do the same with the 'back' fabric and also iron in a hem so the fabric is now the same size as your stabiliser.
Take your front piece and push your cut pieces through the hole on your stabiliser. Take your back piece and lay it flat against the back of the hole. Sew around the hole to hold both pieces of fabric in place.
Fold the front fabric around the stabiliser and iron, sew around the whole phone holder to hold both fabrics in place:
So now your back piece is finished:
Now for the pocket....
Take your two 7" x 4.5" rectangles of fabric and place them face together. Sew along both of the long (7") sides:
Then take your roll of fabric (still inside out) and twist it a bit so that you now have a border of the back fabric showing above the front fabric, press and then sew up the sides leaving a 3cm gap for turning.
Turn right side out and iron. Here is what you finished pocket piece should look like (note purple border on top of button fabric):
Next, fold the 2 edges of the pocket piece under so that they are narrower than the back piece and press:
Then sew right along the edge of these pressed lines while the fabric is still folder, you want the smallest 'seam allowance' possible.
Fold out the edges of the pocket piece and sew each side to the back piece:
Arrange your pocket so that it is centred and sew to back piece with some of the pocket piece pleated in behind:
And, there you go....a finished 'charging phone holder'
The original tutorial writer suggests that for a simpler project you could use wool felt as the back - so no need for stabiliser or you two 5.5" x 9" Pieces of fabric. I just like the look of the coordinated back better.
C&C welcome. Any parts that are not clear and i need to expand on? The photos in the original tutorial are much more detailed than mine (although you need to start at page 6 for the 'back panel' and flip back to page 3 for the front pocket). So they may help if you are having difficulties.