Keep your phone safe with this custom pojagi phone case. This project is designed for a 2-1/2″ x 5″ phone, but if you need it larger, it is easy to adjust the size of the pattern.
You will need two colours of fabric (or 3 if you want a contrasting lining), a small piece of ribbon and a button.
Cut out pieces
From colour 1 – cut out two 3″ squares and a piece 3″ x 12″ with a curve at the top extending out from the 12″.
From colour 2 – cut out one 3″ square, one 1-1/2″ x 3″ rectangle and a piece 1-1/2″ x 3″ with the same curve.
Join the smaller pieces using the pojagi seam technique to make a long piece 3″ x 12″.
Sew the sides
Fold the patchwork piece in half, matching the seams. Fold the seam allowance to the inside and pin to hold the edges.
Stitch together with the same seam technique, but do not join the top seam allowances.
Make the lining
Sew the lining seams with a running stitch (either hand or machine) right sides together.
Make the tab
Take a 2″ piece of ribbon. Fold sides together so that it forms a point. Tack with a few stitches to hold in place.
Baste the tab onto the right side of the patchwork piece.
Place the case and lining right sides together and stitch together on the seam line to attach the ribbon.
Sew the top closed
Insert the lining into the case (right side in). Fold the top seam allowances to the inside and pin the case and lining together, matching side seams.
Add a button
Sew a button on at the top of the stripe. Be careful to only stitch through one side of the bag – Don’t sew it closed!
You’re done! Let your phone enjoy its new home.
If you want more personalization, you can even add some embroidery. It would look nice with an initial.
Don’t forget the rest of the Pojagi Christmas Projects.
Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.