How to Make Your Own a Mobile Phone Cover

How to Make Your Own a Mobile Phone Cover

Maybe you want to make a mobile phone cover yourself? Try sewing such a cell phone case yourself. This fascinating handicraft that will help you sew the unique and comfortable cover and also save some money.

In this post you find the step-by-step tutorial where professional tailor gives you tips for sewing a mobile phone case from synthetic or genuine leather.

The leather and knitting yarn

For sewing such a mobile phone cover you will need a small piece of genuine leather and some knitting yarn. It is not necessary to buy new leather in the store. Find at home old leather items (a bag or women's boots, etc.). Their material you can use to cut out the details of the phone case.

How to make a phone cover pattern

How to make a phone cover pattern

Take a sheet of paper and put your phone on it. Circle the outline of the phone and add the allowances (1 cm) to the three sides of the pattern. On the top of case (entrance) the allowance is not needed.

Put the pattern of phone case on the wrong side of leather

Put the pattern of phone case on the wrong side of a piece of leather and circle it. Instead of chalk, you can use a conventional remnant of soap.

To cut leather you need to use a big sized scissors

To cut a thick leather you need to use a big sized scissors or special knife.
Note: For making a phone cover you need to cut two parts.

Making of a case for a mobile phone

Making of a case for a mobile phone

Making of a case for a mobile phone is easily. You do not even need a sewing machine. Both parts of the cover will not need to be sewn on the sewing machine. Instead, we will make holes along three sides and connect both details using the yarn.

The holes can be pierced with a special punch or pierced with an awl.
Holes need to be done simultaneously on two parts of case, so that the holes on both details are symmetrical. And to make it easier for you to make them, you need to fasten the edges of the cover with a two-sided adhesive tape.

The two-sided adhesive tape

Instead of tape you can use a glue for the skin.

Removing the paper strip from two-sided adhesive tape

After the tape is fastened along the three sides of the cover, you need to remove the paper strip from two-sided adhesive tape, as shown.

Now place both parts together

Now place both parts together.

How to make holes along the three edges of the case

How to make holes along the three edges of the case

Now you need to make a marking of the holes along the three sides of the cover using a ruler.

The holes are best punched with a special punch

The holes are best punched with a special punch (belt hole punch). But you can just pierce them using an awl.

The belt hole punch and little hammer

To punch a hole in the genuine leather or in leatherette you will need not only a belt hole punch, but a little hammer.
Note: The skin is placed on a wooden surface.

Decorative seam along the edges of the phone case

Decorative seam along the edges of the phone case

To perform this decorative seam you will need a needle with a large eye.
Note: Instead of knitting yarn, you can use narrow ribbons, strips from leather, the cord, etc.

How to make the first stitch

This photo shows how to make the first stitch of double yarn.

The decorative hand stitch

For making this decorative seam you can use any hand stitches. I recommend to use such stitch.

Continue to overcast the edge of the case

Continue to overcast the edge of the case with blanket stitches.

Insert the end of the thread through some stitches

It is important to make the first and final stitches correctly. You need to make them without knots and ends of the thread. Insert the end of the thread through some stitches, as shown.

The sewing a mobile phone case from leather is completed

The sewing a mobile phone case from leather is completed.

Decoration for phone case

If you like, you can paste on the cover an application or make another decoration.

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