Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Do You Need Help with Nomophobia?

This will help you to NOT have Nomophobia!

Nomophobia as defined by Wikipedia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The term, an abbreviation for "no-mobile-phone phobia", Read the rest of the definition at Wikipedia.

Make this little cell phone necklace and keep your phone with you at all times!
Tutorial today is mostly photos with just a few words.
Size of quilted fabric - 1/2 inch wider than your cell phone and twice the length of your phone.
Binding strips - 3" wide X approximately 55". Press it and fold in half. Straight grain cut with straight seams.
3/8" seam allowances when attaching the binding.

Embroidery stitch each end of the quilted fabric piece.
Fold in half with pretty sides out. Stitched closed on both sides.  Leave open at the top.
Attached the binding to form the necklace strap for your pocket purse. Seam allowance 3/8". Leave about 1 inch extending.
Measure at least 35 inches from the edge of the purse to the other edge of the purse. You could hold or pin it so that you can measure around your neck for the length that is correct for you.

Stitch the other side as shown in the photo leaving about 1 inch extending at the bottom of the pocket purse on both ends.
Press the edges of the necklace part as shown in the photo about 3/8" turned under.

I took photos of this part of project on how to finish the ends using white binding, so you can see it clearly. 
First fold down as shown in the photo below. I pin it down to hold it tight until I can stitch.
Stitch to hold it in place.
Then fold the binding and bring it around to the front side of the purse.
Stitch as shown in the next two photos below to tack or hold the binding in place.

Then sew the embroidery stitching to seal the binding, starting at the stitch tacked end on the bottom corner of the purse.  Then stitch up to the necklace part of the binding and embroidery stitch on the necklace binding. Then back down the other side to the bottom of the purse.
Bring the binding around to the front and embroidery stitch it to finish it and stitch with the embroidery stitching all the way out to the necklace part.
Now you will never be without your cell phone!



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Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That's really useful. I love the way the binding is also the straps. I'm not very good at finishing the ends like that, but I guess it would work to continue it as continuous binding instead? A great wat to use up some orphan blocks!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Nice idea! I do not suffer too much from it...but I can't stand it when Amy can't reach me by cell phone. She's about all that I talk to.

Melissa Corry said...

What a great tutorial!! Thanks for linking up :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

well, isn't that clever! and YES I suffer from that condition! hahaha