Fabric and leather cell phone stand - watch Youtube hands free
Let me describe a First World problem for you: You are in bed watching Youtube or Netflix on your phone. Your hands get tired from holding the phone and you really want to lay on your side to watch. You prop up the phone against the corner of your pillow but it keeps falling down. Sound familiar? Here is my solution to this longstanding problem: A cellphone stand for your bed. There, only 98 problems left.
Here is how to make one.
I have already made a few of these and gifted them away and they have been well received. We have also made some at my craft get-togethers.
If you have sewn any kind of straight line before this project should take about 15 minutes after you gather your materials.
I am using flax linen and leather cording ("Bead Landing" 3/16 inch x 4 yd) from JoAnn's.
I have included the pattern as both an SVG file and a pdf and I also included a pattern for the funnel that you can use to fill the stand with rice.
Below is the pattern on the fabric, some pieces of leather cord to use as the strap on the top of the stand. I think it ads to the design by both introducing a second material for contrast and it ads a bit of height. It's also great for grabbing the stand of course. But that is secondary. Form over function. Always. #kiddingnotkidding
Cut out the pattern and then cut a piece of fabric accordingly. If you can't make sense of the pattern, imagine four triangles that are all connected at the sides and the top point, sort of like a cake with four slices left. Then, at the bottom of one of the triangles is the square piece for the bottom of the pyramid.You can see it illustrated here:
I left the score lines in this pattern but of course you don't need them for this project.
Next, cut about a 5 inch piece of leather cording and fold in half. Lay the two ends toward the point of the pyramid and position the loop along the imagined center line of one of the triangles in the pyramid. In the below picture I positioned mine in the third triangle from the bottom. Next flip over the triangles so you have the two edges of pyramid one and four on top of each other. I even pinned the cord loop to make sure it stayed where I wanted it as you can see below. Stitch together. Use coordinating thread to your fabric. I have shown the stitch line with a dashed black line.
Next, fold and position the square piece along the three bottom edges of the pyramid and stitch around the three open edges, while leaving a gap along one of those sides. This will be used to flip the fabric around and fill it with rice.
Flip the pyramid inside-out, or rather inside-in, to reveal the outside of the mobile stand.
Make the funnel by cutting it out of cardstock. Glue the flap and attach the other side of the funnel to it. Now fill up the cell phone stand with rice.
I made mine lavender scented by adding a bit of dried lavender flowers to my rice. I got the lavender at Trader Joe's but I have not seen any there lately.
You want to fill it up quite full, otherwise once you turn it back over the tip of the pyramid will be empty. Stitch the gap closed and you are done.
Scroll down for the pattern after a few vanity shots.
Download here for free - for personal use.
Some SVG files in this download have score lines. Here is a tutorial for how to handle score lines in SVGs.
If you have any suggestions for SVG projects you would like me to make in the future, please let me know in the comments.
Please pin this image: