DIY – How to Make a Mobile Phone Case from a Sock

diy how to make a phone case from a sockDIY – How to Make a Mobile Phone Case from a Sock. My phone used to live in a drawstring bag – the soft kind usually for sunglasses. The cover was black and with the interior of my bag also being black, it made for a comical scene whenever my phone rang, with me rummaging about.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock suppliesSo, I made a Phone Sock in a lighter colour. It’s an easy DIY if you want to make one too.

You will need:

  • Socks or Toddler Leggings. Contrasting colour to the interior of the bag!
  • Scissors. Sharp.
  • Thread. Matching colour.
  • Needle. Regular kind.
  • Pen. Felt tip kind (you need it to mark fabric).
  • Cactus Template. Or any other design you like.
  • Felt. Regular ‘soft’ kind.
  • Beads. If you make the cactus design, a few little green beads.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock suppliesAlso helps to have (not pictured):

  • Mod Podge. I realised as I made the cactus, it helps to have. Explained below.
  • Small Paintbrush. Flat, thin one to paint on the Mod Podge.
  • Clear Nylon Thread. As well as the matching thread.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock cuttingStart by cutting the toddler leggings with a sharp pair of scissors.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock after cuttingDepending on the size of your phone, you can make 4 of these phone socks, as the top and bottom are the same (not like normal socks).

diy how to make a phone case from a sock sewTurn it inside out and sew (machine or hand) across the bottom – a small seam allowance.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock after sewingYou can use it just like this, or if you like the cactus design … keep following …

diy how to make a phone case from a sock cactus outlineCut out your design & turn upside down onto your material, which is also upside down …

diy how to make a phone case from a sock cactus outline with pen… So when you trace the design with your pen, no ink will be visible on the FRONT.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock cactus outline on feltUnderside.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock cutting cactusTrim around the design with sharp scissors.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock bead placementFlip it over – no ink showing 🙂 Next, position the beads where you’d like.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock beads sewnI sewed the seed beads so they lay flat – I liked the little hole to show in the middle. This is also where I used the clear nylon thread, instead of regular thread, to keep a simple finish.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock stitching cactusThis is where I used Mod Podge – around the edges of the cactus to stop them fluffing up so much and will help with wear and tear. It dries clear – you can see it, not quite dry yet in the photo.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock finishedUse a simple stitch around the outside of the cactus to finish it off.

diy how to make a phone case from a sock finishedThat’s it. If you used the leggings, you can make 3 more and give to friends!diy how to make a phone case from a sock finished

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2 Comments

  • Reply Pug @ Pug's Modern Life July 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Aha! The polka dot DIY emerges! I love this so much– I have such a soft spot for cacti, and you’ve made it so cute!

    • Reply Adorablest July 19, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Yes, technically I didn’t “make” the polka dots, but they were there 🙂

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