Crafty Corner: Cross Stitch iPhone Case

A little while ago I saw a cross stitched iPhone case on Pinterest. I knew I wanted to try this out and said as much when I pinned it to my own boards. I shopped around for a bit for one though because the prices differed wildly between brands. I finally settled on this one by Taylor that I got on Amazon. The best part? It was under $8! Another cool thing is that Taylor offers an iPhone app with patterns and design ideas to help you out.

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Contents of the kit include: the iPhone case, instructions and design ideas, 5 colors of embroidery floss, and one needle.

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Despite only being briefly in English, the instructions were pretty easy to follow.

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It was nice that they includes 5 colors of embroidery floss but I have a ton of my own so I picked the colors I wanted to use from my own stash.

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I thought up a design and created my own pattern on my iPad. I may count this project as fulfilling my 30 Before 30 Project of taking a cross stitch class because it took me a while to figure out!

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The first line.

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Making progress!

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Ummmm…

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Voila! Finished product. I think it looks cooler from far away but here’s an up close shot.

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The instructions say not to reuse the case after you’ve stitched a design into it but when I’m bored with this, I am going to try. How hard could it be to remove all the thread and start over? If it fails I could always buy another one for $8. I’ll keep you posted.

Also, I have to link to Daphne Blue’s post on how she designed the very same case. Super cool!

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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12 Responses to Crafty Corner: Cross Stitch iPhone Case

  1. Jennifer says:

    Cute cute. But black nails in August? ;)

  2. jadisajinn says:

    That’s so cool!

    ::overly excited finger pointing::

  3. DIY your own customized iPhone case,that’s cool!

  4. Thanks for your post on your designer iPhone 4 cases. Those are some really cool cases. I’ve had the same case for about 4 months now and it’s time for a new one. I made sure to give you a Like on WordPress.

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  6. Alexa says:

    have you tried reusing it yet? because I just bought one and I’m wondering if it works:/ thanks

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