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How to make a book-style iphone case w/ cardboard

Make a Book-Style iPhone Case W/ Cardboard

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Lie your phone case down on the cardboard. With a ruler of sorts, mark how wide the "cover" of the case should be, as well as the spine. Extend the marks. Go to the next step for a reference photo)

Lie your phone case down on the cardboard. With a ruler of sorts, mark how wide the "cover" of the case should be, as well as the spine. Extend the marks. Go to the next step for a reference photo)

What your template should look like :)

What your template should look like :)

Cut along the lines!

Cut along the lines!

Next, cut a piece out of your fabric that is fairly bigger than your template.

Next, cut a piece out of your fabric that is fairly bigger than your template.

Dab the inside border of the cover with glue and wrap the fabric around it. It should stick well.

Dab the inside border of the cover with glue and wrap the fabric around it. It should stick well.

Add a large hole for the camera (trust me, when I say large, I mean large. After making it too small, I had to carve the actual case out, which really sucked).

Add a large hole for the camera (trust me, when I say large, I mean large. After making it too small, I had to carve the actual case out, which really sucked).

Finally, glue in the case!

Finally, glue in the case!

{ Here are some nice modifications I made when I did this project a second time, on a 5C rather than a 4S. }

Here, I added in a piece of white fabric before gluing in the case. It looks and feels good!

Here, I added in a piece of white fabric before gluing in the case. It looks and feels good!

I also added a spine made of the same fabric, which looks good as well.

I also added a spine made of the same fabric, which looks good as well.

The final product! Its flexibility is amazing, so it can serve as it's own iPhone stand too.

The final product! Its flexibility is amazing, so it can serve as it's own iPhone stand too.

  • 1.0 Phone Case (flat)
  • 1.0 Piece of cardboard
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Scissors
  • Patterned Fabric
  • Colored Fabric
  • All-purpose glue
  • Ruler