Supplies: a plush toy, a 5x7" scrap of fabric, and clear plastic sheet protector (for school binders).
Find a plush toy that you dont mind cutting into. Don't pick a favorite or a lovie, but just a fun, lap sized toy. I used this monster plush toy I bought at Target last Halloween. It's bright and fun and has lots of arms for my son to hold on to.
Next, you need to trace the outline of your phone on paper and cut it out to use as a template to cut the window out of the belly of the plush toy.Now, you need to cut a rectangular shape (approx. 5"x7") out of a fabric of your choice (this fabric will show when the phone is not inserted) Also, cut the same size rectangular shape out of a clear plastic sheet protector. Once you have both shapes, sew 3 sides with an 1" seam allowance (leaving one end open like a pocket. You can see what I mean in this photo...
Now cut a slit in the plush toy about a 1.5" to the right of the window. Make it long enough to slip your phone through sideways. On the fabric/plastic insert, cut off about an inch of the plastic sheet on the open end, leaving the back fabric intact. Stuff the fabric into the hole in the plush toy.
Line the open end of the plastic with the left edge of the slit we made next to the hole, and stitch the fur and the plastic together.
Next, stitch the back fabric to the the fur on the other side of the slit. Continue and stitch the window edge to the plastic as well.
I hope this tutorial really shows how easy this is. If not, just blame in on the author because it really is fast and simple!
I wanted to take it a step further and make one of these Cuddle Cases out a plush train. My son is obsessed with "choo-choo's" ever since we took him on the Santa Train around Mt Rainier. Well, I didnt happen to have a plush train on-hand so I whipped one up using some scrap fabric I had. Here's a shot of the train Cuddle Case...
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