Easy DIY Phone Case

Easy DIY Phone Case

Tired of having no place to safely store your phone? We’re right there with you. There’s nothing worse than losing track of your phone, literally all the time. But your problem is solved with this Easy DIY Phone Case. This phone case is not only adorable and festive, but it’s super simple to make as well. Once you create this simple homemade phone case, you can keep track of your phone that much easier as well. And why spend money at the store for one of these overpriced items when you can make your own at home instead? This easy DIY phone case is a simple beginner sewing project that is great to keep or share with your family and friends as a fun and useful gift.

Easy DIY Phone Case.

Keep in mind that phones tend to be different sizes so you’ll want to be certain that you measure and pay attention to the size of the phone that you’re going to be making this DIY phone case for. You want it to be snug but not overly tight. You also don’t want it to be too loose, either.

Supplies For Easy DIY Phone Case

supplies for diy phone case

How To Sew An Easy DIY Phone Case

cutting the fabric

It is always a good idea to start any project by washing and drying your fabric. This acts as a sort of pre-shrink process so your stitches don’t get messed up the first time you wash this DIY phone case. And believe me, you’ll want to wash this. After washing, start by cutting two pieces of cotton fabric and two pieces of interfacing *10” x 5”. Cut one piece of cotton fabric 1.5” x 3”. Iron interfacing on wrong side of both longer pieces of fabric.

With right sides facing, pin or clip the 10.5″ x 5″ pieces together.

sewing the sides

Sew along both sides and the bottom of the fabric. Just keep the zipper foot lined up with the edge of the fabric for your seam allowance. You are about halfway through this easy diy phone case sewing tutorial!

clipping corners

Next on this easy DIY phone case Sewing tutorial, clip the corners of the fabric and turn right side out. You can use a pencil or other pointed object to push out the corners if need. Now, just press it flat.

With the smaller piece of fabric, fold each side over until it meets in the middle, fold in half and press. This will be the piece that connects the phone holder to the carabiner. 

clipping the sides

Now we are going to attach it. Fold the top of the smaller piece you just folded down ¼” and press. Find your middle point of the width of the phone case and mark it. Pin or clip the small piece in the center. Sew all the way around the top of the phone case to hold it in place.

Fold bottom up 5.5” to create a pocket and clip or pin into place. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew along both sides and the bottom. Clip the carabiner into place and your easy DIY Phone Case is ready to go!

*These measurements will vary depending on the make and size of your phone.  

sewn phone case holder

Tips for Making This Homemade Phone Case

Since this is such a simple sewing project to make, it’s a really great one to do over and over again. Just in case, here are a few simple tips that can help you create these phone cases with ease all the time.

These phone cases can easily fit multiple phone sizes without worry. You just have to be able to measure and adjust accordingly for each different size.

How To Make These Phone Cases Look Different

I get it. Having the small phone case over and over again doesn’t sound all that exciting. There are some super simple ways that you can easily make this DIY phone case holders look differently every time.

Some fun ideas are to change out the fabric pattern each time you make one. Another great idea is to add on some bling or sequence after they’ve been made. You can easily glue them on or iron them on, depending on the type that you purchase.

How To Wash This DIY Phone Case

If you’re worried that you can’t wash or care for this phone cover, you’re mistaken! You can easily toss this in the washing machine to give it a nice clean. Just be certain to put it on the gently cycle so that it doesn’t tear up the stitches or the thread. And I’d also suggest laying it flat and letting it air dry so it doesn’t bunch up or wrinkle up the fabric, either.

You can try to dry it in the dryer if you want, but there’s a chance that it’s going to ball it up and make it kind of funky in shape. The easiest way to dry this phone holder is to lay it flat on a table and let it slowly air dry.

Easy DIY Phone Case.

If you liked this easy DIY phone case holder sewing tutorial, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to use this tutorial, take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing how others use these tutorials.

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Easy DIY Phone Case

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Thes easy DIY Phone Case is a great way to store your phone!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Instructions

  1. Cut two pieces of cotton fabric and two pieces of interfacing *10” x 5”.
  2. Cut one piece of cotton fabric 1.5” x 3”.
  3. Iron interfacing on wrong side of both longer pieces of fabric.
  4. With right sides facing, pin or clip pieces together.
  5. Sew along both sides and the bottom.
  6. Clip corners, turn right side out and press.
    With the smaller piece of fabric, fold each side over until it meets in the middle, fold in half and press.
  7. Fold the top down ¼” and press.
  8. Find your middle point of the width of the phone case and mark it.
  9. Pin or clip the small piece in the center.
  10. Sew all the way around the top of the phone case.
  11. Fold bottom up 5.5” and clip or pin into place.
  12. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew along both sides and the bottom.
  13. Clip the carabiner into place and you are ready to go!
  14. Enjoy your new phone case!

Notes

*These measurements will vary depending on the make and size of your phone.

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4 thoughts on “Easy DIY Phone Case”

  • I’m having trouble with the phone case instructions. Steps 7-10 are not clear as to how to insert the small Loop for the carabiner.l can you please give more detailed instructions. Thank you.

  • So – new sewist here. I’m not understanding how you end up with the front of the case folded down if you already sewed up both sides and across the bottom. If 3 sides of 2 pieces of fabric are sewn across its already closed. I watched the video but it didn’t help. I’m lost…. Help please.

    • The main piece is a long strip so you fold it up about 5.5″ then you sew it together along the sides to create the “pocket” for the phone to slide into.

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