Kim (our textiles expert) found a local store that specialises in felt and experimented with various types on the Emblaser. She found 100% wool felt cut extremely well and was easy to work with.
As a result she designed some cases for her phone and tablet. These cases are very easy to make and can be resized for your devices.
They also look great!
- 2mm & 4mm natural felt (aka 100% wool felt)
Other Items Needed:
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing thread
- Press stud (for tablet case)
The project files can be resized to accommodate your device. As a rule of thumb, cut the pieces about 5-10mm larger than your device. This will allow for the sewing.
These project files are sized for an iPhone X and iPad Pro.
I cut the pieces using the air-assist turned on. As an interesting observation, 100% wool felt smells very bad after laser cutting. It reminded me of burnt hair. The good news is that the smell went away after a while.
For the phone case, the upper edge of the top two layers need to first be sewn together.
I used pins to hold the three layers together during sewing.
The tablet case is made using the same process. This one was made using 4mm felt.