Lotus Case

Ugh, I really did not enjoy stitching the case for my new phone. But, at least it has turned out nicely.

Lotus iPhone Case, from a design by Joan Elliott

Lotus iPhone Case, from a design by Joan Elliott

The design is a small section of the Wonderful Waterlilies candle wrapper from the special edition magazine The Ultimate Joan Elliott Cross Stitch Collection. I left off the backstitching because I couldn’t actually fit it in! It turns out that my case was defective, and the holes in about 90% of the case weren’t actually punched all the way through. I could have sent it back, but the postage would have cost more than the case itself, so I powered through… and ended up putting the needle through the tip of my finger many times.

Yuck. That doesn't look nice at all.

Yuck. That doesn’t look nice at all.

So, the finish was hard won, but I don’t even like it. Unfortunately, the case isn’t very well made, and the rough plastic on the corners is picking up dirt (and dye from my jeans!) really easily. So, after all the blood and tears, I’ll probably end up replacing it soon. 🙁 Oh well, at least the lotus is pretty to look at for the time being.

I have learned a lesson, though: Don’t ever buy the cheapest stitchable iPhone case on eBay.

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5 Responses to Lotus Case

  1. Pearl* says:

    Poop! It’s a pain to be fighting your materials. But what a gorgeous motif and every stitch is beautiful 🙂

  2. Gracie says:

    But the stitching is very nice…..

  3. Zeb A. says:

    It’s horrible that the quality of the product wasn’t that great, but your stitching is as lovely as ever 🙂
    So delicate!

  4. Joanne P says:

    How frustrating! The design looks lovely though.

  5. Dani says:

    Sounds frustarting but it did turn out nicely!