Make it Yourself: Plaid DIY iPhone Case

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Make it Yourself: Plaid DIY iPhone Case

Not only is this plaid iPhone case festive for the holidays, it makes a great little gift idea, too. See how easy it is to give any old plastic phone case a stylish upgrade.

Plaid iPhone Case

I've been going bananas over tartan lately. You too? First the plaid scarf hit us full force; that was followed by the flannel button-down and even home accessories. So when it was DIY time, I had to find a way to incorporate plaid into today's project. What better way than with our most-used item, the iPhone? This festive accessory is sure to get you in the holiday spirit, and it's a great gift idea, too. Keep reading for the full Plaid DIY iPhone case tutorial.


Materials: Plaid fabric (a thrift shop shirt works well), clear fabric glue, scissors, old iPhone case (Amazon has cheap options).

Plaid iPhone Case: Steps 1 and 2

1. Trace the iPhone case onto the fabric with a pen, leaving about an inch on each side and about a quarter inch on the top and bottom. Mine was roughly 5 by 5.5 inches. You want to leave enough fabric so you can fold it over, creating a neat edge without fraying.

2. Cut out the shape you just traced.

Plaid iPhone Case: Steps 3 and 4

3. Using a pen, mark the spots for the camera and volume buttons on the side. Cut those out as well.

4. Apply glue directly on the fabric around the camera and volume holes to stop the fraying. I applied glue on both sides of the fabric; let dry.

Plaid iPhone Case: Steps 5 and 6

5. Apply glue to the iPhone case. I didn't spread out the glue, but I would suggest doing so to avoid small glue bumps on the fabric once you are finished.

6. Place the fabric on the case and line it up with the camera and volume holes. Make sure the lines in your plaid are straight. I folded over both sides and glued them, and then created a neat edge by folding in the top and bottom. If you have to trim any extra edges so they don't cover the holes, that's fine. Make sure you apply enough glue on the corners so they stay in place.

I'm really happy with the results and already want to make more! This would look great in so many patterns. It's a perfect gift or stocking stuffer that anyone could use.

To find more DIY projects by Amanda, stop by Hammer and Heels.