27 August 2008

BEJEWELLED FELT HANDPHONE COVER

BEJEWELLED FELT HANDPHONE COVER

Seeing my fellow bloggers using felt for the various art works, I bought felt cloth. I bought a packet of 3 pieces from a $2 craft store. Felt cloth is so soft and fluffy and the best part is it is washable. Since I got 3 different shades of blue I thought why not use all the 3 shades instead of using only one color and make a tri- colored handphone cover, so I placed my handphone and measured the width and height and cut 3 strips from the cloth and hand stitched the 2 strips deciding on the color scheme which was the lightest shade on top followed by the dark color and the medium shade, I felt this combo looked the best. The hand stitched ensured what I wanted. Then with the help of a sewing machine I stitched both strips to the centre strip. Since I use a bigger sized handphone, I couldn’t make the cover with the stripes vertical so I had to settle for the horizontal striped look for my cover. I decided which side would go inside and stitched on the sides and bottom and folded the top portion into a small piece for me to enable to insert a string as I wanted to incorporate the drawstring look. After this, I flipped the cover inside out. I inserted a string into the top niche. If we pull the string it becomes like a drawstring pouch.

Now comes the best part adorning it with a jewel. This came as an afterthought. Initially I didn’t have the idea of adorning it with any jewel, but when I opened my shoe rack I saw 2 pendants lying there and voila it was blue too. I had bought this slipper at Bugis market mainly because I had liked the pendants but never actually wore it, so I had given it to my maid as she needed a pair of slippers, Apparently one of the pendants came off when she wore it in the rain, so she had removed the other one also and kept it in the shoe rack. I washed it, dried it in the sun and then using super glue stuck it on to the middle portion of the cover and it looks like a handphone cover bought from the market.

7 comments:

sowmya said...

very creative... good one!!

LG said...

liked the art work on the handphone cover..it has made the phone cover look good..

easycrafts said...

Looks cool...nice job

Priti said...

Looks so nice..you are becoming creative day by day....lovely idea of using jewels..great going...

Pete said...

Thks for dropping by my blog. Nice Hp Cover. Unique too, cannot buy from anywhere else.

YOSEE said...

Very pretty ! Ans so easy to make too !

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one......hv added you to my lsit