How to make (DIY) a phone case from scratch
Making a DIY phone case from scratch can be more comfortable and easy than it seems. this article explains how to make a phone case at home using a felt, silicone, hot glue.
How to make your own phone case with hot glue?s
a) Pattern the shape of your phone:
Designing a smooth cover may be daunting using hot glue. Often, many people choose a spiralling pattern. Trace or freehand the pattern. If you decide to trace, then the procedure is as scheduled- Mark the edges of your phone onto a piece of paper.
Using black ink, sketch and crop the pattern of your phone along with the marked delineation and mask the pattern to the rear of the phone.
b) Swaddle your phone with stiff translucent paper:
Sever the size of the paper twice your phone. Position your phone on top. The screen should point down. Swaddle the severed paper around the verges and sides of your phone and support both with tape. The top and base of the phone should be supported as well with the tape.
Wrap your phone as firmly as possible. Switch it off to avoid overheating and be sure to tape everything up to the phone screen.
c) Crop the Parts:
With a pen, blotch the parts of your phone including the camera, socket, mic cavity, speaker, and buttons. Blotching guides you in tracing these parts so that you do not mistakenly envelope them with the hot glue. The colors used for the blotching must be visible. Properly layout, and fill the verges with the glue and be sure to make it neat
d) Detach the case and the paper :
As soon as the glue is fastened, flay it off your phone. Detach the paper and try out your case on your phone. Make the final checks for glues covering the buttons and other parts of the phone. Crop them off with a craft blade if there is any.
e) Colour or paint your case if you wish:
Remove your phone and paint the exterior with nail polish. Allow drying. As an alternative, use spray paint if you desire a solid color for your case.
How to make a Silicone Phone Case?
1- Wear plastic gloves and shield your work surface:
Your work table or surface should be adequately covered with plastic, wax coverings or with any other material. A marble or glass surface can still pass for a work surface. The working area must be well ventilated since silicon could be so pungent. The silicone which is used here is not similar to the glue.
2- Determine your cornstarch and Silicone quantity:
Turn some cornstarch on to a surface or glass container and gush the clear silicone into it as well. Though Precision with the measurement isn’t key, be sure that there is more cornstarch than silicone in the mix. Five tablespoons (50 grams) of cornstarch and about three tablespoons (40 grams) of silicone is ideal.
The silicone used must be clear. Silicone arrives in syringes, and it is sold in home improvement outlets. Cornflour and potato starches are alternatives for cornstarch if it is not readily available.
3- Think of using color:
Though it is not compulsory you add color, it gives your phone an interesting finishing. Your phone will assume a white appearance if the color is not added. Make do with a few drops of dye. Fluid color, food, and acrylic painting are also ideal.
4- Jumble the mixture into the dough:
Knead the mixture for about 20 rounds All the cornstarch may not be picked up. The dough may assume a dirty or an unpleasing appearance. Keep the kneading one
5- Rotate the dough into a flat plate, slate or panel:
With a rolling pin, glass or spray paint can rotate or rollover till a sheet bigger than your phone is produced. The sheet thickness should be about 1/2inch approximately 0.32 cm
6- Position your phone on the sheet:
Be sure that the screen points upwards, and the dough uniformly stocked to either side of the phone
7- Swaddle the mixture over the phone sides:
With a paint spatula, move the dough evenly around the phone. Level an even out grooves to give it a neat finishing.
8- Use stamps to impress designs:
Overturn your phone and cover lightly with cornstarch. Use stamps to impress designs. Uplift the stamps, and you have completed it. If you desire a quilted design, allow the silicone to solidify for over 10 to 20 minutes, spray lightly with cornstarch and with a knife, pattern cross-crossing diagonal lines in a diamond style,
9- Allow the silicone to dry before removal:
The drying duration is conditional on the kind of silicone used and weather. It varies between two hours to 24 hours. When dried, wrench your phone out. Clean the inside with wet clothing if it is dirty.
10- Crop excess silicone:
About 7 millimeters away from the sides, remove excess silicone and a centimeter apart between the top and bottom edges. As an option, crop along with the impression by the lines between the screen and case of the phone. With the aid of a craft blade, crop impressions on camera, buttons, and sockets.
11- Color the stamped region with nail polish:
Use a color that matches your cases. Metallic or silver color may be ideal. Now, produce more shapes and styles and patterns of silicone individually. Dry, paint and glue them to the case using the silicone drops.
How to make a DIY felt phone case
1- Chop a piece felt into two:
In case you desire the case to be bulky, then use two felt with either similar colors or varied colors
2- Slit the portions a centimeter bigger than your phone:
Position your cellphone on the felt. Using a centimeter border, outline and crop the felt. Used the cut felt to pattern other pieces.
3- Position your phone between the two portions of felt:
Be sure that all the edges are in sync. If you desire a lined case with two colors, then use one color inside and the other outside.
4- Tack the surplus felt around the phone:
Ideally, only the two sides should be tack. Allow the top edge to be open and tack the felt firmly around the phone. Though it will be close-fitting initially, it will slack at the end.
5- Pull out your phone and sew along the tack edges:
The tacks serve as a guide while the sewing continues. The seam allowances which will vary depending on the phone thickness can be sown with a sewing machine (backstitch at the end of your sewing) or manually (do embroidery with varied color)
6- Crop the stitched allowances:
Crop the stitches to about 0.3 centimetres. For a distinctive appearance, use the pinking shears.
If you’ve read this far, you’re ready to DIY your own phone case from scratch, you know everything you want to know about exactly what is needed to make your first phone case with silicone, hot glue or felt.