Inspired by brightly coloured and highly ornate Mexican Sugar Skulls this project is the perfect crafty way to personalise your phone.
You will need:
A perforated plastic phone/iphone case aka hard mesh snap on case (who’d have known!) These can be found easily on Amazon for approx. £2 http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=perforated+iphone+cases&x=0&y=0
A sharp embroidery needle with a medium sized eye, and a selection of brightly coloured sewing and embroidery threads (floss)
This project uses 2 embroidery stitches… running stitch and cross stitch.
Start from the outside working a row of running stitch around the very edge as a border. These cases are great because you can only stitch through a hole! Knot the very end of your thread and in an up and down motion (wave like) motion sew a running stitch through every hole.
http://www.fidella.com/webstitch/stitch02.html#running1 Stagger several rows of different colour threads to create a jazzy chevron style boarder. The more contrasting the colours, the better the effect!
Now using cross stitch, fill in the main body of the case with stripes. http://www.fidella.com/webstitch/stitch04.html#cross2
Work in rows, wrapping the long ends of your threads around the case to keep them from tangling as you work. To finish a colour and change your thread, sew into the back of the last stitch over and over a couple of times. Try to keep it neat!
It might be worth drawing out your design on a piece of paper before you begin sewing… and trim back all long threads at the end.