My phone has been going through a number of makeovers recently. Any more and we’ll need a cheesy 80’s movie montage where we all dance about and try to snap peoples fingers off with expensive looking jewellery boxes. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about! In fact I think we’re going to have to make this happen. All in the name of DIY of course. The latest in the phone makeover is this leather cover. Easy, quick and inexpensive to make. In fact they’re a steal compared to the price of the ones in the Apple store.
I’ve chosen a white faux leather. Partially because I had some off cuts that needed using up but mostly because a love a white accessory cover. You can make these in any colour you like. Actually, make them in all the colours imaginable! Then we really would have a montage moment on our hands. Read on the find out more (about the DIY, not the montage. I’ll stop that now).
Cut out a piece of leather that will comfortably cover the outside of your phone case with excess material to spare just to be on the safe side. Spread the adhesive over the outside of the case and press down onto the back of the leather piece.
Use clips to hold the leather in place while the glue dries around the edges of the case. Put an excess strip of fabric in between the clip and the outer leather to stop any pesky dents forming. Once the glue is dry (it doesn’t take long) take off the clips and cut off the extra fabric from the the camera peep hole and from around the outside as well.
Clip tiny triangles out of the corners and glue down flat. Cut less than you think you’ll need to and keep snipping until both sides sit flat. Make sure all the glue is dry before slipping it onto the phone. You’ll want to be able to take it off again!