Make a… phone case
Step 1 STITCH
the flamingo in the centre of a 15x7cm (6x2¾in) piece of 28 count white evenweave, using two strands of stranded cotton over two threads of fabric. Cut the stitching, leaving 5mm (¼in) of unstitched fabric on all sides of the design. Fray the edges of the fabric, by carefully peeling away one thread of evenweave.
Step 2 TAKE
a 18x20cm (7x8in) piece of pink felt and cut so it wraps completely around your phone, with one seam which will be at the centre back of the case. Add on a seam allowance at the back and the bottom – our rectangle measured 16cm (6¼in) high x 20cm (8in) across. Bring the short edges of the felt together, and stitch down the seam on the seam allowance. Flatten the felt tube, so that the seam is centre back. Stitch across the bottom of the case with the same seam allowance. Turn to the right side.
Step 3 FOLD
a 13x20cm (5x8in) piece of pink spotted fabric in half, with the wrong side facing out. Place it over the bottom of the felt case. Mark the width of the case on the fabric, adding on a seam allowance either side. Sew down the side seams, then trim away the excess fabric. Turn to the right side – you will have a bag that will fit the bottom of the felt case. Once you’re happy it fits over the felt case without gaping at the side seams, fold the top edge of the fabric bag inside the bag, and press to hold in place.
Step 4 SLIP
the spotted bag over the end of the felt case, and catch stitch it to the felt using small, neat stitches. Place the stitched flamingo on the front of the case, and attach at the edges with a row of running stitches.