A mobile phone case is an important investment. Not only does it protect your phone from scratches and dings, but it also allows you to express your personal style. You can find phone cases for every taste and budget, but why not create your own? With a little time and effort, you can design and make a one-of-a-kind case that's perfect for you. Here's how!
Find a phone case you like.
The first step is to find a phone case you like. You can find phone cases at most stores that sell cell phone accessories. You can also find them online. Once you have found a phone case you like, take it to a local crafts store. They will have the supplies you need to make your own mobile phone case.
Trace the outline of the case onto your fabric.
If you want to make a phone case that is truly unique, you can create your own design and sew it yourself. First, you will need to find a plain phone case that you can use as a template. Trace the outline of the case onto your fabric, and then cut out the shape. Next, you will need to sew the fabric onto the case. Start by sewing around the edge of the fabric, and then sew a few stitches in the middle to secure it in place. Finally, add any embellishments you want, such as buttons or sequins.
Cut out the fabric, leaving a ½-inch seam allowance.
You will need a piece of fabric that is large enough to wrap around your phone. Cut out the fabric, leaving a ½-inch seam allowance. Fold the fabric in half so that the wrong sides are together and sew along the long side. Sew a second line of stitching ½-inch from the first. Trim the excess fabric from the corners. Turn the case right side out and press flat.
Sew the side seams together.
Start by sewing the side seams together. If you're using a pattern, follow the instructions. If you're not using a pattern, make sure to leave a small opening at the top so you can turn the case right side out. Once the side seams are sewn, sew the bottom seam. Again, leave a small opening at the top so you can turn the case right side out.
Turn the case right side out and insert your phone.
Once you have sewn the sides of your case together, it is time to turn it right side out. This can be done by gently pushing the fabric through the opening you left at the beginning. Once the case is right side out, insert your phone. Make sure that the phone is centered in the case and that there is enough room all around it. You may want to add a bit of padding to the inside of the case if your phone is particularly fragile. Once you are happy with the fit, sew the opening shut.