Lauren Renée on Aug 14, 2014
Very cheap, colouring not nearly as bright as in the photo, I can see where the sticker starts (it is not lined up properly).
kiramadera on Jun 15, 2014
Easy to keep clean, shipped promptly!
Fabric iPhone Cases: Textured, Colourful and Organic
Whats Modish Laundry?
My shop name comes from my process work. When I bring home fabric scraps, often times they are in bad shape. I would wash and iron them, trim bad portions off and fold them nicely. I felt like I was doing laundry.
Fabrics are from a very old kind of art. To make them part of a phone case, a progressive product, was an interesting idea to me. Modish is an old English word for stylish or trendy which I thought was very appropriate for the combination of materials I was working with.
How did I start?
When I graduated from school last year I had a bunch of leftover fabric pieces from my days as an interior design student. These upholstery scraps were so pretty and well made, I wanted to use them for something but didn't know what.
At first I made them into bows and flowers to wear but it didn't feel as though I was using the printed patterns as they should be seen. To make the flowers, I had to cut up the fabric into little pieces to sew together. In the end I couldn't see the patterns that I had admired in the first place. This was when I decided an iPhone case would be a good way to display the beautiful fabric swatches. Every case would be a different fabric scrap that I had found.
Where do I find my fabrics?
It depends on the season. Sometimes it's an upholstery showroom or the back room of a fabric store. My collections range from large discontinued samples to bolt ends to garment factory remnants. Once in a while I will buy fabric when I see something cute.
Where do I make them?
I work on a table beside my bed. It's not a large area but it is cozy and I can work in my PJ's when I feel like it. My bedroom has always been my art studio since I was little and I find it calming and assuring to work surrounded by all the important things in my life.
How do I make them?
Every case starts as a thin clear case which I mold a piece of fabric on top of. After folding down on the sides and letting it dry, I get to work on trimming all the edges. I seal all free edges to prevent fraying of the fabric during use. I finish off with a spray silicone sealant as protection against minor liquid spills.
Why do I craft?
When I was small, art was always a huge interest for me. However, with the pressures of school while growing up, I did not get the chance to practice like I wanted. In my last year of high school, I was overwhelmed with academic expectations and made a u-turn toward my first love; art and design. When I finally picked up a pencil after all these years with the intention to create art, not to crunch numbers or proofread an essay, I drew amazing things as if I never stopped drawing at all. I made a late application into design school and received early acceptance. Imagine my surprise!
Art school turned out to be tough and traumatic (think angry critiques) and nowadays I'm making a recovery through crafting. It's simple and therapeutic; a way to practice art and design while making a productive escape from my day job as a drafts person.
Around the web
I dream to one day own a brick and mortar shop. I'll just start here with a teeny one on Etsy. My first step of many.
Our shop maintains regular day time hours from Monday-Friday for production and shipping. However, we are available anytime including weekends and evenings for inquiries. We will try to respond as soon as possible to facilitate your shopping experience with us.
Our products are made to order in small batches to maintain handmade quality. Production usually occurs once a week during regular times of the year or twice a week during busier seasons.
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Orders can be cancelled if they have not left our studio yet. Unfortunately we cannot cancel orders that have already been shipped.
Expected shipping time after product completion:
- 1 to 2 weeks for orders within Canada
- 2 to 3 weeks to the United States
- up to 4 weeks for international orders.
Packages entering countries where there are custom inspections may experience a delay. Please understand.
Please note that buyers are responsible for any taxes on their imported goods enforced by their country of residence.
All orders will be shipped via Canada Post Regular Lettermail.