One of my all time favorite things I’ve made is still my first iPhone case. I had to retire it though when I got my iPhone 6, it doesn’t fit plus it got really grubby after spending a year being taken in and out of my pants pockets.
All the way back in November I bought a cross stitchable iPhone 6 case and I finally decided I needed to stop thinking about it and just start stitching. The seller contacted me and gave me a coupon code for all of my lovely readers! If you buy a case use the code HUGSAREFUN for $2 off!
I loved the triangles of my first case but didn’t want to do the exact same thing, so this time I made half the pattern grey triangles. Then for the other triangles I did a transition of rainbow colors. It worked out really nicely that each color got 2 rows of the case, the first time around the purple only got one row.
I picked up some Scotch Guard yesterday at Joann Fabrics with the intention of sealing it before I started using it, but then I realized it’s outdoor. I need to test it and do some research and find out if this will be a problem, I really don’t want to ruin this!
I’m really happy with how this turned out. It felt like it took forever but really it was just a little over a week. I’m a lot slower stitching on plastic than I am with fabric, it’s more of a battle getting the needle through and I broke several in the process.
Have you ever tried using Scotch Guard or another sealer on cross stitch? Any horror stories or advice?
I don’t have advice, but just wanted to say the finished case is really lovely! I wish I could find one made for android devices, but no such luck yet.
I’ve been following your progress on Instagram 🙂 This came out so great! I also don’t have any advice about using Scotch Guard as I hardly cross-stitch anymore. Even when I was, it wasn’t that often.
Yeah I’ve never Scotch Guarded anything before and definitely not any stitching. But I definitely need to do something because my other one is not looking great after normal use. I’m definitely going to do some serious testing before I do anything on the case!
I’m tempted to get an iphone (I don’t want a smartphone!) just for the cross stitched cases. I’d have loads and swap them out 🙂
I am tempted to get a couple more to stitch up! They’re pretty fun! The one I had before was a lot more expensive so I felt like I had to make it really good because I wasn’t going to buy another one. But this one is a lot more reasonably priced so I didn’t feel as much pressure!
Kim Hunter says
I have seen Scotch Guard cause colors to run. An option would be to take snippets of each of your colors and test them as a group before applying scotch guard to your finished product. I owned a needlework store for many years and saw occasional issues when customers used scotch guard on finished pieces.
Oh good to know! Maybe I will try it on my old iPhone case. Do you have any suggestions for other products that I could use to protect it?
I’ve tried NeverWet (http://www.neverwet.com/) before, I don’t recommend. It leaves a hazy white residue and makes your product super grippy.
Ah that stinks, that stuff seems so neat!
Hi Becca! After several months of using it – what would you best suggest to protect the iphone case? Thanks!!
I actually ended up being too nervous to seal it with anything. I was worried the stitching would get ruined. I’ve taken it off a few times and just washed it with soap and water. It’s still gotten dulled and grimy over time though.
Thanks – I’ll do the same then once it is finished 😉