Make reMade U.S.A.’s Recycled-Leather iPhone Case (DIY Tutorial)

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MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Scrap leather
  • Pen
  • Standard hole punch
  • Scissors
  • A few binder clips
  • Ruler (ideally a square)

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STEP ONE

Measure your phone and add ½ inch to the length and ¾ inch to the width.

The iPhone is 4.5x 2.5 inches, so the cut leather rectangles need to be 5 x 3¼ inches.

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STEP TWO

Cut out two rectangles to fit your phone and cut ¼-inch strips to use as the stitching. Depending on the length of your scrap, you may need to piece these together by tying them together end to end.

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STEP THREE

Use the binder clips to hold the two rectangles in place when you make the holes, so they line up.

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STEP FOUR

Punch holes around three edges of the rectangles, keeping the pieces together.

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STEP FIVE

The leather pieces should look like this before you start weaving.

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STEP SIX

Trim the ends of the strips so that they are tapered. Begin weaving by tying one end of the leather strip through the first set of holes.

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STEP SEVEN

Loop the leather through each set of holes until you reach the end.

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STEP EIGHT

When you reach the last hole, knot it closed.

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STEP NINE

Tie another piece of leather strip to the last hole to create a loop if your strip is not long enough.

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One Response to “Make reMade U.S.A.’s Recycled-Leather iPhone Case (DIY Tutorial)”

  1. [...] else does! Therefore, I think y’all will be able to enjoy this recycled leather iPhone case tutorial from the awesome eco-fashion blog Ecouterre. I love its summer-camp chic look, and again, this one [...]

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