How to make a phone case from scratch?

What? How? When did this go down? Okay, I understand that one has its unique value to you. Then why throw it when you can make it into another useful good.

Oops, something went wrong 😕 No, is that how you begin it? Yeahh! it’s time for some catch from the scratch. With scratch, it’s all own programming and creative collaboration that needs light. Scratch again doesn’t mean the dumped stuff, it’s the ultimate weapon that just needs little time and transformation. After a lot of thinking a little work would never make you feel less. If you couldn’t find what you wanted, so why not make what popped your thought. Here gets jotted cases with innovative touch and from some scratch reused.

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Master has given Dobby a SOCK:

Dobby is free from restrictions and compulsions, that is where I found freedom to make one for my own. It is true that clothes when washed continuously, get soft and very humble, and neatly combed. Socks have been a craze factor for people. Be it a clumsy idea or not this is a smart workout.

  • This method is inexpensive.
  • Quick to be made.
  • Ease of use and fun to fuse.

Materials needed:

  • A pair of old socks (1 as a backup)
  • Stitching needle and thread in similar colors of the sock.

Procedure:

  • This is such a simple making process with limited equipment. Let's jump quickly into the making procedure.
  • The initial thing to do is turn your sock inside-out and measure the layout of your phone on it. Prefer to stitch before cutting out the layout, just because it is simpler to keep everything nice and straight. 
  • The socks are made from jersey fabric and have a tendency to curl up once cut. Stitch the sock across where you want the bottom of the phone to be done. You don't need any fancy stitches, just a simple running stitch will do fine!
  • If you have a slim phone, you may need to stitch up the side of the phone sock as well. Do it  vice-versa if you have a phone with a large size and a small size of the sock. 
  • Once the sock fits perfectly cut out holes for the charging port. This also protects from mishaps from charging positions and day-to-day usage.
  • A 15-minute work that is worth putting a smile on your face and perfectly appealing.

Wristlets are on the show:

This phone wristlet has a simple design that’s a good follow-up. No zippers, just two pockets and a clasp with magnetic buttons. The sewing pattern is a running straight stitch or any patterns and design can be sewed. Either a musical concert occasion or any other event, or even just running errands, its is a constant urge to ditch my large hand clutches and bags in favor of something that would just carry the requisites like my cell phone, a credit card, and maybe some cash.

Materials needed:

  • Fabric from torn dresses or old clothes.
  • Ruler and a pair of scissors.
  • Sewing thread and needle.
  • Fabric marker
  • Pins and D-rings

Procedure:

  • Illustrate an envelope figure or design your wish to turn into a wristlet layout. Use the pattern piece that will fit your phone and cut out 2 pieces of the same size from your fabric. If you want to use a different pattern for the lining, cut out one from a varied cloth. 
  • On the piece that will be on the outside, poke a pin through the midst of the snap marking on the pattern. Mark the point peeking out on the other side of the fabric. 
  • Cut out the extras and save them for later use. Sew along the edges and corners of the pattern fold cut out. Use a sewing thread, because that can hold the edges intact. And the color chosen must be on the color of the cloth to hide in. 
  • On the center of the snap fix a magnetic button to make it look elegant.
  • Pin the pieces together and sew around the edges with a 1-inch seam allowance. Use the edge of the interfacing as a guide. Leave a gap of about 5cm on one of the sides. At the corners, raise the foot with the needle still in the material, turn, and continue to sew. Backstitch at the beginning and the end to not loosen the thrust. 
  • Now, getting into the handle or strap part. Use the leftover part and roll and stitch around it. Insert them into D-rings and fix the strap into the snapped edges. Backstitch to avoid the unnecessary worn-out thread. 
  • Sew it all together, woohoo this is cool and more of a chic look.

Silicone from scratch:

The name is silicone, have none to condone! Don't wanna mess it up with hot glue? Then here is your greatest clue! Silicone comparing others is perfect and has wonderful properties to resist water, shocks, and dirt.

Materials needed:

  • 10 tablespoons of cornstarch (100 grams)
  • 5 tablespoons of clear silicone (50 grams)
  • 5 to 10 drops of liquid dye or food coloring remains that have expired.
  • A glass or a wine bottle either half-broken or not broken
  • Nail polish or acrylic paint or any coloring agent 
  • Sandpaper
  • Plastic gloves
  • Plastic wrap or parchment paper or wax paper
  • Glass bowl
  • Spatula

Procedure:

  • Put on the gloves to prevent direct contact with the silicone. Protect your workspace by draping it with plastic wrap, parchment paper, or wax paper. If none of these materials are available, you can work on top of a marble counter or a glass sheet. 
  • Choose to work in a well-ventilated area because silicone has a very strong smell.
  • Mix 5 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 or 3 tablespoons of clear silicone in a glass bowl. All you have to do is make sure that there is more cornstarch compared to silicone.
  • Here begins your creative side of adding colors and textures. You can add your desired colors to the mix, either it can be a liquid dye or glitter or even food colors. Not adding color results in producing a white case.
  • To make the silicone and cornstarch into a dough, you need to knead everything together. It will take you about 20 minutes to achieve the dough consistency required. Don’t worry if you can’t pick up the cornstarch, this is typical. The dough may look powdery at the initial mixing stage, which means that you should keep kneading it until it turns into the resulting shape.
  • Place the prepared dough on top of the sheet making sure that the screen is facing upwards. Also, cover the sides of the phone to equal the amounts of dough sticking out. Ensure the flatness being the same on every side of the phone. Smooth out the creases or wrinkles with sandpaper and try to make it flat and soft.
  • Here comes the designing choice! Start working on your desired patterns illustrate them to fit the case. Take a blade and cut out holes for the charger port and earphone port. Leave the opening above the speakers. Don't forget the camera, my friend.
  • Drying the silicone makes it hard and convenient. Remove dough from the phone and let it dry. If the silicone is of good quality and thickness it may take around 24 hours to dry. 
  • Dry it completely and use the markings on the screen to trim out the edges and smoother it. The case is ready for yet more decorations. Silicone is flexible and can be made into any shape. Like the sun adding colors to the sky, add colors to your case.
  • Whewww! That was more time-consuming but yet a wonderful hand do to your best companion. Silicone Case making is expensive and more processing is required.

Cardboard combos:

Cardboard is a day-to-day material available in houses. The cardboard is packed in layers. The friction trapped within makes it protective and doesn't ditch into breakage. How about a bookcase on a cardboard sheet. That will make the best out of it!

Materials needed:

  • A pair of scissors or a blade.
  • Scale and pencil
  • Cardboard from the box of appliances bought.
  • Tapes to fix
  • Velcro
  • Nail polish or spray paint

Procedure:

  • Put your phone on the cardboard and start tracing out the outline and draw another consecutive line with a 2 cm gap from the previous line. Mark edges and sides to make folding to make it fill and fit. 
  • Take out a blade or scissors and trim out the shape from the cardboard. Cardboard is a thick and hard material that has to be dealt with utmost care.
  • Since it's a bookcase we would require a belt to close from the behind. Draw a piece of the belt with the help of a scale and pencil and cut it out. 
  • Cardboard bending is a challenging process because if not done in the exact measures and edges they may fail the case. Fold the cardboard in the lines drawn above the outline. The cardboard resists folding. So give 2 cuts in the region of the fold on all 4 sides (ie.., the edges)
  • Now repeat the folding and tape it along the sides and edges. If the cardboard seems light apply the same process on the cardboard measuring 0.5cm away from the actual phone border for another layer of protection. 
  • Over to the decoration part! Cardboards are not colorful, so add color in patterns and designs. Coat the paint all around the cutouts and edge findings and let it dry.
  • Now take a hard glue gun or a feviquick and add drops of it on the backside of the case to attach the belt. Give pressure on the belt once placed on the glue. Similarly, do the same process in the front of the case. Measure the length of the belt through the front of the case and mark a point.
  •  Add drops of glue and stick the velcro on the front side. The other end of the velcro to be placed on the end of the belt. Add a layer of paint on the belts.
  • Tadaaaa it's done 🥳.

Final words:

Phone covers are exceptionally expensive, and the worst part is you see a beautiful cover and make up your mind to fork out money, and then discover that it is not available for your phone model. Hurts right; not everyone plans to get a handmade subtleness. Do your thing always!

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