cheap, quick & easy!
if you've seen my previous how tos or asked for a how to on my other projects, you probably know that not only do I dislike making how tos ..
I'm really bad at it too
so this is my very amateur how-to, anything that's worded badly or confusingly, forgive me and please ask questions >_<
*you can buy this plastic at fabric stores. it's not that expensive and you don't need a lot. if you ask for like 1/8 a yard, you can make billions of these cases, or use it for something else
PLEASE be really careful with the knife.
when I was making my chocolate one (first one), I was really careless and sliced my finger (there was a LOT of blood even though the wound wasn't deep), and later on the knife rolled off my desk and stabbed my leg, it was prolly around a 1/4 inch deep wound and my leg lost some feeling
I've been playing around with my knife for ~2 years and never had this happen, THEY TURN ON YOU SO KEEP CLOSE WATCH
this is not meant to scare you, but to make you more cautious
the iphone case has to be silicone rubber, unless you wanna saw through plastic or metal. the rubber's easy to cut through, and flexible. and silicone cases are lke $5 on ebay
I got my choco and winged cases for $5 TOTAL on ebay, so this project is cheapie deapie
you will need--
sewing needle and thread
mark where you want your case to end
for me, it was somewhere under the hands. you can make yours really short or really long, however, the longer you make it, the shorter your pocket will be
using your knife (and card/ruler to make the cut straight), cut off the excess
cut off the edges
I made a booboo in taking this picture and placed my knife in the middle, but I really cut almost all of the edges off
measure roughly how big you want the plastic to be
measure it to cover the edges, not just the insides
it's better to waste a little excess than have to cut a whole new one out cos it's too small
make the edges square and the sides straight
I used my mom's Tsquare ruler, but you can use any normal ruler, or even the edge of a tissue box
then cut out how you want the bottom to be
if you left it rounded, cut it rounded, etc.
cut the edges off the excess (if you want the pocket)
I don't know if all iphone cases have this, but there should be a little bit that covers the front of the phone. cut the edges off that
this is to cover up the ugly edges from chopping the sides off
line it up
if you want, pin it, but I don't recommend it cos it leaves holes and you'll probably have to adjust everything later on anyway
start sewing. I used the link on the bottom for different sewing styles. for the chocolate, I used the blanket stitch, for the winged one, I used cross stitch (but only finished halfway :x)
I'm stinky at sewing, if anyone wants to know how to do one of the fancy stitches in the picture DO NOT ask me. I probably don't know how to do it and if I did know, this isn't a sewing for dummies tutorial
(link: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WGdQAkCzRtU/TGkd8D_vNfI/AAAAAAAAB3k/loEFlykyKPE/s1600/Embroidery+basic+stitches.jpg )
if you want a hole to put a keychain through it, use the camera hole
use your knife to cut roughly the same shape. if you make it look messy, it'll look ugly
stick them on your keychain, with your phone, throw them on a keychain with your membership cards, throw it out, do what you want with it!
btw the pocket I used to stick coupons (I used the coupons a few hours before making the tut so hahahaa) and maybe some loose change in it. depending on how full your holder is, the change shouldn't fall out
and depending on how much wiggle space you give it, you probably can't fit THAT much in there, just the necessities
I have my metrocard, debit card, ID card, some cash, and still have extra space for another card