I tried to make as many handmade gifts as I could this year. My sister went to the University of Texas so she's a Longhorn for life. She lives in Denver now so I wanted to try to make her something Longhorn themed. I decided since I had been making a lot of phone cases that it might be nice to make her a case to keep her phone warm in the cold winter weather. No, not really. ;-) I just thought she might like it.
They don't have any burnt orange felt at the store I usually buy my felt at in Austin (shocking!) so I ordered it on Etsy from Material Edidence. It's 100% wool! I've never used 100% wool before because it's kind of expensive. It is so soft! I wish I could buy it for all of my projects, but the blend that I usually use is pretty wonderful, too. I buy it at Stitch Lab. They have amazing colors!
Here's the finished case! I think it turned out pretty nice. It was really hard to cut and stitch that tiny Longhorn. I think it came out pretty close to the actual logo. It's not perfect but I'm happy with it. :-)
I'm trying to decide if I want to make more Longhorn phone cases with the leftover felt or if I should try something else with it. I was thinking of maybe making some Longhorn wrist cuffs, too. Any suggestions? There's only a little bit left but I think I could get one or two more small projects out of it.