T-shirt yarn cell phone case


A t-shirt yarn cell phone case is one of the functional objects that you can make using recycled fabric, because in addition to having a beautiful accessory at hand it’ll also protect it from damages. In today’s tutorial you’ll see step by step how to make a case that can be used for a cell phone or any other electronic device.

T-shirt yarn cell phone case


  • Sackcloth or burlap approximately 40×40 cm (depending on the size of your device).
  • Multi-colored cloth.
  • A crochet hook.
  • Glue.
  • Felt.
  • Needle.
  • Thread.
  • A snap button or velcro.
  • Paper.
  • Pencil and/or marker.
  • Roller or bottle.

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Step by step:

To begin take the measurements of your cell phone. Then, place the device on a piece of paper and carefully mark all the measurements following this pattern:

  • To the height of the cell phone add 3 cm, draw on the sheet the resulting measurement multiplied by 3. For example, if the initial measurement is 7 cm: 7+3:10, 10×3:30, then 30 would be the final measurement to draw.
  • To the initial width measurement of the device you must add 15 cm on each side. For example, if the device is 5 cm wide, adding 15 cm from both sides would leave a final measurement of 35 cm.

When you have the complete pattern, cut it out and place it on the burlap. On the burlap again add about 5 cm to each edge of the original pattern.

Cut the resulting measurement into the burlap. Next, on this base draw the design that you want to embroider with the yarn, use the marker in this step.

Now you can start to embroider your design, for this help yourself with the crochet hook. You just have to push the strip with the needle through the burlap, changing the color of the fabric every time your design requires it.

When you have finished the embroidery cut the ends (leaving at least 1 cm of strip) and fix them on the burlap with glue.

Line the inside of the case with felt.

Using a roller, flatten all the fabric on both sides of the burlap.

Fold the case according to the size of your cell phone, sew the sides, add a button or velcro to work as a closure and that’s it.


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