a Simple iPhone Slip Case Pattern


sew an iphone case

Our simple kindle fire slip case tutorial inspired a great many comments and pins remarking that it would be easily modified to an iPhone case. I figured, why not? Let’s modify the pattern and slip a boxy iPhone inside. If you want someone else (me!) to do all the measuring and conversions for you, you may purchase and download the pattern at Craftsy.

This slip case features a button strap closure and has a front slip pocket for headphones and is just the right size for a few business cards or photo id. An optional D-ring tab allows your keys to tag-a-long. The construction is described in 12 easy-to-follow photo illustrated steps.

sew an iphone case


  • Pattern and Instructions (available for immediate download at Craftsy for a mere $5)
  • D-Ring
  • Button (ours is 5/8″)
  • Fray Check (optional)
  • Flannel for lining (a large scrap about 6 x 9 inches)
  • Large scraps of medium weight fabric
  • Misc. Tools including sewing machine, iron, thread & needle, scissors, water soluble pen/chalk

Finished Dimensions:

5” tall x 3 3/8” wide x 1/2” deep

Fabric Credits:

Cloudbirds in Blackboard by Heather Moore at Skinny LaMinx (purchased a set of her fabric scraps)

Citron Solid by Prints Charming from the Daisy Chain collection; surprisingly neutral and goes with everything!

Notes: We tried a version with velcro but were not pleased with the closure consistency. You might modify the pattern to be more similar to the simple kindle fire slip case tutorial by substituting an elastic band for the button tab.

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5 Responses to “a Simple iPhone Slip Case Pattern”

  1. A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case: kindle sewing tutorial series says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    [...] a modified iPhone slip case version of this tutorial is available at [...]

  2. Nicole says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Love it! I really love that the earbud pocket is covered by the button closure. very cute case! thanks for sharing!

  3. 1825 Steps » Hello… says:

    April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    [...] Discovered this blog -> How About Orange and subsequently this blog – Charm Stitch and am in the process of making this iPhone case [...]

  4. Pmahon says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Bought the pattern on Craftsy, is it supposed to be all pictures, no measurements or words?

  5. Laura says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for your note – it should be text and photos with measurements. I have sent a word document & newer PDF to your email address but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further assistance. – Laura