**UPDATE 10/31/12 – Welcome to all the new visitors finding their way here from some of the holiday tutorial roundups! When you are making this, please keep in mind that if you or your intended gift recipient has an iPhone 5, this sleeve won’t fit. The iPhone 5 is .37″ taller than the iPhone 4/4s. Adding .75″ to the total length of the fabric piece that you cut out should compensate nicely. One of these days I will redesign it with a front pocket and a strap closure, but right now I need to focus on my patterns. I’ve been using my wristlet for my phone, which I love! So you might consider that, too! You can find the rest of my tutorials here and my PDF Pattern Shop here. OK, now back to your regularly scheduled tutorial!**
Download here: Easy iPhone Sleeve Tutorial PDF
Please feel free to ask any questions or leave me comments in this post! Thanks!
This sleeve will fit the iPhone 4 with a lightweight case like the Incipio Feather or the Incase Snap Case. I’m assuming everyone with an iPhone 4 has a case on it due to the reception issues. If you have a thicker case, then you might want to make this a bit wider – 1/4″ is enough to make a difference. If you are a rebel and don’t have a case on your iPhone, then you can increase your seam allowance when you stitch up the sides.
This sleeve is supposed to fit very snugly so the phone does not fall out. The tab help you slide the phone in. If you want to make it larger so it does not fit so tightly, you could add some sort of tab closure to the top to keep it from falling out.