In this video, I make a leather case/pouch for my cell phone! Being in the shop so much, I frequently need my phone safe and easily accessible while working, which is why I thought a DIY leather phone case that attaches to my belt would be the perfect project.
I got some help from local leather maker Ryan from Rustbelt Mercantile - who’s an expert at making projects like this - and am super proud of how it ended up. Check out this DIY leather phone case below!
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Pick your section of the hide. Layout your selected area with a straight edge and cut your section using a brand new razor blade.
Center and punch the hole for the bottom of the case. Layout template for the curve on the top of the case, and cut with a sharp knife. Bevel the edge with your edge beveler.
Apply Eco-Flo Gum Tragacanth to the edge of the beveled curve. Burnish on the drill press.
Use corner tool to taper base of the case. Then mark lines for the thread holes. Pre mark, and stamp the holes for the belt loop on both the front and loop flap.
Saddle stitch both the beltloop and the sides together.
Use the sander to flush edges. Add bee’s wax and burnish. You’re done!
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Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.