Sunday, 13 September 2009

Getting There!

I've been working on a design for an i-phone cover for the last couple of weeks, on and off. The idea was put to me by a customer, as I don't even own an i-phone myself, and wouldn't have thought of making one otherwise! Not being a seamstress, it's not something which came naturally to me to make, but I'm quite happy with the end result now and it's more or less finished as a design.

It's a stream-lined pouch, lined with black felt (12.5 x 8.5 cm) and made from Harris Tweed of course! I added the fabric button as a design feature and then thought it was crying out for further embellishment, so out came the embroidery kit! It's also very tactile, being tweed. (The bulk of the cover is mostly handsewn apart from the actual side seams - as it's my preferred method of working).

I'm in two minds as to whether to keep the design feature relatively simple as shown or whether to go completely mad with surface detail design - perhaps I'll do both! Not quite yet in my Etsy shop but perhaps very soon, after I've pounced on an i-phone user or two, to do a test-drive for me!

P.S. The gadget featured in the pics is a toy plastic one belonging to 'Little S' which I discovered after making the design. It's probably as close to an i-phone as I'll ever get!! (same dimensions as a real one though!)

Cheerio an Drasda!


Jennifer Rose said...

looks good and you could make ones for ipods and other players :)

I would I think maybe using a contrasting colour for the thread would look good even if kept simple :)

june at noon said...

Alison, I'm impressed! It looks fantastic, and I actually really like the simplicity of it, although I could see how something more complex might appear also. My hubby has an iPhone (provided by his company), although I doubt I'd convince him to use a pretty cozy! ;)

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

This is beautiful Alison.That's one of my fave colours of tweed : ) But your design is really classy and simple and would sell like hot cakes! There's still a niche in the market I think for nice phone covers. Especially ones made from Harris Tweed : )

Karin said...

Alison, I think it looks great this way. I love the simple design, really elegant!

Tweed Delights said...

Thanks all for lovely comments - very encouraging :)!

janet said... the pink tweed! The button is such a nice touch also. You inspire me Alison.
your friend across the pond.

florcita said...

I think it looks reeeeally good! ANd I like it simple. You see better the beauty of the Harris Tweed... ;)

Patsy said...

This is really cute and classy!! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Alison. I think I would probably want to "ring" the changes and have a pocket for every occasion. Ishbel X

RedorGrayArt said...

Alison, I relish the simplicity and light color...I am forever "digging"
in my dark bag for stuff~elk