One of my more recent experiments has been in creating a combination cell phone case and wallet. This was one of my biggest undertakings in a while, and it required a lot of different techniques that were relatively new to how I work.
The first thing I did was simply gather necessary materials: I needed fabric, thread, and my sewing machine for the wallet section; a silicone sleeve for the phone; a separating zipper; and enough yarn to tie it all together. Add in all the different needles used, and this became complex rayher quickly.
I started the project by sizing the wallet with the silicone sleeve, making these line up appropriately. I folded and pinned the fabric for the wallet to make the pockets for cards, and I sewed the edges to give these distinction. I also cut a small protective panel to lay between the cards and the phone to prevent any damage or hide the cards when the phone was in use.
I then knitted the back piece of the wallet and phone sections and attached these to the wallet and silicone. I used a similar technique with the silicone sleeve that I've used with making boots when sewing knits into rubber shoe soles.
The next big issue I had to overcome was connecting the sections. I connected the wallet to the protective flap when I did the seam, and I decided I wanted the wallet and phone to separate without removing the phone from its protective sleeve.
I decided the best option for this was to attach the wallet and phone sections using a separating zipper. I finished by sewing the zipper into the two sections, which made the wallet close up perfectly.