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iPhone Sleeve

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Peter May
iPhone Sleeve

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Jewellery & Accessories

Waste Materials

Paper Envelopes

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This was part of a competition to up-cycle industrial leftovers and make useful, mass produceable products. Its a simple sleeve that could be used for protecting phones, pens, sunglasses or any other valuable items.

Materials & Equipment List

Waste Resin BagAnti-Collision Foamed CottonSewing MachineLarge Needle and wide threadDouble Sided TapeScalpel

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

The original sleeve was designed to hold an iPhone however the dimensions could easily be altered to accommodate any item. The material available for the competition was an empty resin pellet bag, again however any durable kraft paper material [such as a padded envelope] would be suitable.To begin the resin bag is split open and washed to remove dust from the raw resin pellets that it had once transported. Then a rectangle is cut out of it. For an iPhone sleeve; this is roughly 40mm taller than an iPhone and 5 x the width. This is to accommodate the folding required for the design. The protective foam sheet is also cut, although this is 10mm smaller all around than the paper.
With the two pieces cut they are then stitched together to make a single piece. This could also be achieved with double sided tape. The 10mm extra around the paper component is cut at the corners and then folded over onto the foam sheet to create the piece shown in the bottom left. The whole piece is then folded in half and stitched or taped again to create the object in the bottom right picture.
To finish the sleeve it is folded in half once more and hand stitched with wide thread along two edges, leaving the top open.
Here are some images of other uses for the sleeve and a variety of stitching patterns for the final step.
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Peter May

Lostwithiel

United Kingdom

I am Designer Maker with a masters in Contemporary Design from Plymouth University. My work has a strong focus on sustainability, both environmental and...

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