Thursday, 1 January 2015

DIY Up-Cycled Denim Phone Case

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous new year! Here is a really quick, easy DIY idea/tutorial that ensures you can up cycle your old jeans into a new, useful phone case. (Sorry in advance for the bad images, as they aren't very informative.)

Before we begin there are a few things you will need;
~Old Jeans,
~Sewing Machine/ sewing needle and thread (if you're hand sewing),
~Additional embellishments (e.g. Ribbon, lace, etc.)

So, to begin; take your old jeans and fold over one leg edge. Place your mobile device over the top and cut the bottom off of the jean leg (if you wish, you could make a pattern for more accurate measurements, however I decided to spontaneously do this tutorial). This will be the length of your phone case, make sure you do not cut to close to your mobile device as it is easier to remove material later then to add it.

Next, unfold the leg edge and separate into two sections by cutting down the two seams of the jeans. You could make two phone cases at this point, as you will only use one of the two sides.

After that, take some lace or ribbon of your choice and measure the same length as the original seam of the jeans and pin over the top and sew.

Then refold the edge over and sew both along the top and again along the lace/ribbon.

Fold the phone case in half with the inside showing and remove any excess material by cutting. Place your mobile device on top before pinning the edges ready to sew.

Finally, sew all seams, remove pins and turn inside out. Ensure your mobile phone fits in and there you have an up cycled denim phone case that looks great and was easy to create!

Happy New Year, what are your New Years resolutions? Comment some of them, I'd love to hear them! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!! If you did please comment, share and follow me on my social media to stay up-to-date with new posts! Keep the Creative Juices Flowing! Enjoy!x


  1. How sweet! I am just learning how to sew, and this is a great project for me!

    1. Hope your sewing goes well! Thank you so much for commenting! :) x