Cross Stitch iPhone Cover!

February 14, 2013Allison Murray

Cross stitch an iPhone case! Dream a Little Bigger

Today’s post isn’t all lovey dovey in a traditional romantic sense. Afterall, what can be less romantic than a phone ? Perhaps the cover could be.

But the thing is, and I don’t think that I’m alone in this, I LOVE my phone. That’s right… with capital letters. After all, there is so, so much that a cell phone is nowadays. Besides the obvious, I quite literally schedule all of my work on my phone. My multitasking phone also is my: watch, alarm clock, cooking timer, main email access, Ebay and Etsy browser, quick internet search facilitator, social media keeper upper, Pinterest enabler, remote banker, music center, weatherman, weather alert radio (a big deal in tornado alley), and so much more.  I don’t even have a home phone anymore, what’s the point?

Cross stitch an iPhone case! Dream a Little Bigger

So covering my phone is also important to me. To be honest, I’m pretty darn clumsy on my best day so I normally have a super crazy safety protector that will keep it safe from just everything but a drop in the toilet. My current yellow and teal cover was all well and good, but a girl likes to have a choice of accessories. So when I happened to be browsing on Amazon (on my iPhone, y’all) and saw the “oh my gosh you have got to be kidding me” cross stitch iPhone case  I didn’t think twice and hit the buy it now button.

Cross stitch an iPhone case! Dream a Little Bigger

When it arrived I was giddy with excitement and tore into the packaging. Inside was several small flosses in fun, bright colors and a few cross stitch charts that inluded the French flag, zebra print, Che Guevara (seriously) and not one, but three charts for the alphabet, one full one A-N and the other O-Z. (wtf?)

Now I’ve never done counted cross stitch in my life but I just didn’t like any of the patterns that came in the packaging. So I downloaded a chart and started plotting out my design which you can download below. Simply right click and click “save image as”.

Cross stitch an iPhone case! Dream a Little Bigger

The case is made out of silicone and I’ll save you the trouble of wondering about misplaced needle stabs… they don’t matter. I was so, so careful halfway up the darn thing and taking forever and a day about it. That first slip of the needle had some serious curses accompanying it, but when removed and the silcone just healed right in front of me I began cursing again but for a totally different reason.

Cross stitch an iPhone case! Dream a Little Bigger

The case has a grid that will guide you on where to make your holes but the inside is completely smooth. The texture makes things a bit odd, but after a bit you get the hang of it and it’s just another cross stitch project.

One thing to consider is that apparently silicone will stretch so take care not to pull too hard when working with it or it will bubble out in places and not fit perfectly.

Now my intention with the pattern was to make the plus signs gradually go up the color scale as you can tell from the pattern. My choices of embroidery floss kind of fizzled out toward the top, though…

Cross stitch an iPhone case! Dream a Little Bigger

So what do you think? Are you loving the whole concept? You can buy yours here. Also, if you want to work out your own chart, I also made a blank cross stitch iPhone pattern you can download so you can do your own thing!



Comments (10)

  • Angel

    February 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    This is such a neat idea! And it looks really cool.

  • Allison Murray

    February 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Thanks for saying so, Angel :)

  • Alison

    February 18, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    The alphabets are so you can stitch words onto your case, They give you two sizes so that if you word is short it's not super small and if it's long you had a smaller size so it all fits.

  • Allison Murray

    February 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    That makes perfect sense, Alison. I can't believe I had no clue whatsoever! :)

  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    February 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Woah! What will they think of next? My iphone cover is starting to get a little worn…if I can justify it, I might have to buy this. Haven't done cross-stitching since I was a little girl, but yours turned out so lovely, I'd love to give it a go!

  • Felis

    April 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    I love your pattern! :) I found these a while back, and have made two! After having dropped one in the dirt already and had it snag in the velcro of my parka, I highly suggest painting a thin layer of Modge Podge or similar product over the finished design to protect it. I tested it out on my second one, and it worked like a charm without discoloring the threads. Check the label to make sure you get the right product that can be used on fabric, and be sure to spread it on t h i n l y.

  • Allison Murray

    April 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    What a great idea, Felis. I will update the post to share it. Thanks much!!

  • David

    October 25, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Looks great! Hey, if you want to cross stitch one out of yarn, or would like a more rigid case, try Somi. it’s available at

    1. Allison

      October 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Good to know!

  • Fareed

    August 18, 2016 at 7:12 AM

    Oh, nice design . I Remembering my childhood games while I am seeing this. I think it will become easily dirty.

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