Have you seen the DIY Cross Stitch iPhone case from the South Korean company Connect Design? It's been blogged just about everywhere from Craft to geeky blogs, but as I actually considered purchasing this item, I noticed EVERY blog used the same art from Connect Design. I even tweeted asking if anyone had ACTUALLY purchased this case...crickets. This is a really good example of bad blogging...a new and innovative items with absolutely no actual product research done! So, itching for a new iPhone case and cross stitch project, I shelled out the $18 ($22 with international shipping) and hoped for the best.
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Within 2 weeks my case did arrive with a supply of thread and a few design ideas. However, with the idea being DIY, I chose to do my own thing and designed a chevron pattern (because let's face it...chevrons are hot right now!). I'm still in the process of completing the case but its going well and the flexible design seems protective of the phone (yeah, I unintentionally tested that several times). My only complaints are a blank grid not being included to develop your own design and the grid goes one block past where you can stitch on the back...its not too unsightly, but I wanted to create a design completely covering the grid. Some things that surprised me were how easy it was to stitch through the thick plastic grid and how the layer of thread adds another level of security to your phone.
If you are considering this case, go for it! I'm really pleased and it was well worth the money to create a one of a kind case!
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