DIY felt phone case

Hello everybody,

this week I’m going to show you how to make this cute DIY phone case from felt.

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  • felt
  • an other piece of fabric
  • an ribbon
  • needle and thread
  • a press stud or velcro
  • cardboard

 

Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric the length of your phone and the width of twice your phone+a few centimetres extra. Also cut two pieces of cardboard with the outline of your phone like this:

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Step 2: Cut a thin strip of felt and sew it to the other piece of felt:

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Step 3: Sew your other fabric to the opposite side of the felt

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Step 4: Take a wide strip of felt and sew it to the other side of your original felt piece

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Step 5: Fold over your green fabric and fold the wide strip over it and pin it up.

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Step 6: Insert your cardboard pieces and sew alongside the edges of the cardboard to make sure it stays in place. Before sewing down the strip, however, inset you phone and sew around it to make sure it will fit later on.

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Step 7: Cut off the left side of your wide strip, and sew down around the cardboard on this side too.

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Step 8: Cut off all the loose strings and fabric edges.

 

FullSizeRender-56Step 9: Use your ribbon and cut off a piece. Fold it double and sew it shut and attach it to the back of the case. Then, add the press stud or velcro in a way that it will be able to shut. If you have neither, you can also use a button for this.

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And you’re done! I think it looks really cute and the technique with the strips gives the case an unique look.

If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. You really help me out that way.

See ya next week!

xxx, Yara

DIY penguin phone case

 

Hi guys, today I’m going to show you how to make this cute phone case. The cool thing is that you can make it yourself entirely and it isn’t that hard either. The case is made using Eva Foam, which is really handy because you are able to use all the buttons on you case trough the foam.

What you’ll need:

  • Black, white and yellow  Eva Foam
  • Scissors
  • Stanley Knife
  • Glue (I used Bizon Kit, but any strong glue will do)
  • A sharpie

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Step 1: Make a stencil

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Print a profile of your phone from the internet and draw little wings a bit above the middle. They don’t have to be exactly symmetrical.

Step 2: Trace your stencil onto the black foam and cut it out, make sure to leave about 5mm of foam around the stencil.

Step 3: Cut out a long strip of black foam that is as thick as your phone.

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◊ Before you continue, you might want to wrap your phone in kitchen plastic to protect it from the glue.

Step 4: Wrap the strip around your phone and cut it to the right size. Glue the ends together so it forms a circle.

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Step 5: Glue the circle with your phone in it to your black foam. Make sure to cover the whole circle before you stick it.

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(Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn’t use my own phone as it was wrapped in kitchen plastic)

Step 6: While you wait for this to dry, cut out the form of your phone again, this time in white foam. Again, make sure you leave a border of around 5 mm. Then, trace the form of your phone in it and cut it out with your stanley knife. This should be the result:

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Step 6: Take the white border and stick it onto the circle around your phone.

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This is how it should look

Step 7: Now we’re going to decorate the case.

From the inside of the white border, cut the form of a penguin’s body. Draw eyes on with a Sharpie and optionally paint a little blush on it. Then, use yellow foam to make the beak and feet and you’re done!

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Outside look
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Inside look

(Only after finishing the case I realised I forgot to make a camera hole. Of course, you can just make this real easily by cutting a hole with your stanley knife)

Did you like this tutorial? If you did, please like, share and leave a comment. Thank you!