My mobile phone stand sits on the printer beside my computer. When I’m working on the computer – or just sitting reading – I find it quite useful to have my phone propped up somewhere so that I don’t bury it under fabric or paper. I made this simple mobile phone stand which I leave on top of the printer and I find it very useful. It’s an easy sewing project made using scraps and doesn’t take very long to make. I’ve made two cubes and sewn them to a base and to each other. It would make a useful and unusual handmade Christmas gift as well.
Cutting requirements for the mobile phone stand
four 4.1/2″ squares in fabric and one in wadding
twenty four 2.1/2″ squares
Making the mobile phone stand
Split the 2.1/2″ squares into two sets of twelve and arrange as shown. The four in the middle will be the front of each cube and the pairs around the edges will be the sides of the cube. Sew the squares together – on the right you can see one set with right side up and one set with right side down. When sewing the top and bottom pairs of squares on, begin and end your seam 1/4″ before the end. This will make it easier to complete the next step.
Sew the edges together at each corner. This is where there is a square missing in the layout, so you will need to fold the patchwork along the diagonal in order to draw those two edges together to be able to sew the seam. Now each shape will be like a square bowl. Take one 4.1/2″ square for each bowl and with right sides together sew it to the bowl along three seams around three edges. You can now turn the cube right side out through the gap.
Fill each cube with stuffing of some sort. Don’t pack it too tight or you will find it difficult to sew everything together. Slipstitch across the gap to complete the cube. That is the first part of the mobile phone stand complete.
Making the base of the mobile phone stand
Lay down the wadding square with one 4.1/2″ square with right side up on top, finishing with one square with right side down. Sew round three and a half sides to join the layers, leaving a gap so that you can turn the base right side out.
Clip the corners and turn the base right side out. Slipstitch across the gap and quilt a little to hold the layers together. That completes the base of the phone stand.
Assembling the mobile phone stand
Set one of the cubes on one half of the base. Slipstitch the three edges of the cube to the base where they meet. Add the second cube on the other half of the base and again slipstitch the three edges of the cube that meet the base.
Now it just remains to slipstitch the two cubes to each other up the sides only. The top needs to be left open for the mobile phone. If you want an easy sewing project for a handmade Christmas gift, this is definitely one to try!
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