Snap Shut Phone Case

Well! This must be a first for me: I started a project at 8.30am this morning and here I am just four hours later proudly declaring a FINISH! I’ve made a snap shut case for my first ever smart phone.

Snap shut phone case - New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

I used a tutorial from my ‘archive’ to remind myself how to make these versatile pouch/pocket/case/purse thingys. This tutorial is my most read blog post having been accessed several times every week since the original was posted in June 2015 🙂

I have a collection of these cases: the first (featured in the tutorial) made for my tablet, the second (with handy wrist strap) for my camera and this third one for my phone.

Three snap shut cases: New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting

The key component is a length of metal ruler from retractable measure to create the snap shut closure. So simple and so effective 🙂

Three snap shut cases and tape: New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting

Having rigged up a variegated quilting thread in my machine to decorate the phone case I took the opportunity to add the quilting to a pot holder I made a few weeks ago. This piece was used to demonstrate the turn-inside out, no-binding method of making a quilt sandwich. It has been sitting around my sewing room ever since saying ‘quilt me!’


So really that’s TWO finishes to share with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday – whatever next? Maybe I’ll finish a UFO or two… Ho!Ho!Ho!

As a footnote to having my first ever smart phone I do now have an Instagram account – find me at allisonreid.neweverymorning. Looking forward to linking with you on IG 🙂



About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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2 Responses to Snap Shut Phone Case

  1. Congrats! on completing such useful projects.

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