Embroidered iPhone Case
This perforated case lends itself well to different kinds of designs: Try backstitching or cross-stitching.
Photography: Burcu Avsar
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2014
iPhone 5 case, $27.50, by Leese Design, purlsoho.com
Backstitch: Insert needle from wrong side, coming out at 1. Insert at 2; pull out at 3. Insert again at 1, and pull out past 3, creating equal stitches. Insert at 3, and continue.
Cross-stitch: Using phone case’s perforations as a guide, create a row of diagonal lines, then stitch back over the row, making Xs.
Cross-stitch phone case
Embroidery needle, size 8
Print out pattern. (You can also print a blank grid template and create your own design.) For cross-stitch ideas, go to marthastewart.com/cross-stitch-ideas.
For design above, use backstitch. For embroidered covers use crossstitch.