A while back, my friend Ines sent me a gift for no reason. It was so perfect and thrilled me so much that I wanted to do something for her in return. I thought about it for a little while. Ines loves her iPhone and she has very clearly defined branding for her blog, Miamism. iPhone + Miamism = tropical orange mojito phone case.
Well, in my head that all made perfect sense.
I traced around my iPhone, added a little extra for the seam and cut out my interior and exterior felt. Then I had to do a little research on mojitos to learn I needed some lime and mint in there. (I didn’t have my first mojito until later, happily with Ines!) I thought it was better to suggest the color of the drink with embroidery floss rather than colored felt, since it’s a pale drink. For a first attempt at a felt beverage, I think it went pretty well. Ice cubes are tricky!
I kept an opening in the bottom so she could use her headphones while the phone was in its case.
And the reverse side features a Miamism “M”, traced directly from the her blog.
The opening is held closed with a couple pieces of Velcro. I’ve made some more phone holders since, but I think the one for Ines was the most fun. Doesn’t it just look happy? No wonder people love Miami!