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I recently upgraded my iPhone 3gs to a much larger Galaxy Note. The Note's 5.3" screen size is awesome, but holding the phone and texting w/  one hand is difficult. I was always worried about dropping it.

By adding removable elastic 'finger straps' I can now hold my phone securely, never worried about dropping it anymore! After some research, I found a similar product online for $12-18. My version IMO is just as good, and you can make several for a fraction of the cost.

My solution works for ALL cell phones, and tablets too with some modifications. For iPads or other tablets, add an extra 1-2 loops.

Legal disclaimer: Don't text and drive. I will not be responsible for your phone or any misuse of this product:)

Step 1: Materials and Specs

You will need:

1) 1" wide x 7" long ELASTIC band. This I found to be okay for average size hands and a snug fit. You can adjust the length for larger hands or if you want a looser fit.

2) HEAVY-duty velcro. Get the strong kind. You will need a 3"x2" piece for a large phone.

3) Sewing machine with dark thread will make quicker work. Hand sewing is optional.

Step 2:

Cut elastic and make your measurements. I added masking tape for easy marking.

Note this piece is 7" long. The two 2 1/8" measurements are the finger loops... if u want a larger loop then increase this measurement SLIGHTLY to 2 1/4" or more. Keep all other measurements the same. Increasing the loop size will increase the overall elastic length.

Step 3: Sew the Two Loops, Add Velcro 'hook' Side

Preferably using a sewing machine, sew the two loops from the measurements you made.

Next cut the velcro 'HOOK SIDE' the same size as the elastic base, about 1" x 2 3/4". Stick the velcro piece on the elactic base.

It should look like this.

Step 4: Add Velcro 'soft Side' to Your Phone

You can add the velcro to your phone case, or directly on your phone if no case is used. I used a large velcro piece, so I can adjust position of finger straps if desired.

This is what it looks like on my Galaxy Note phone (the case is Ballistic brand).

Step 5: Enjoy the One Handed Added Security!

Now I never drop my phone, even when it's upside down!
<p>Haven't had time to follow up as I have been in California for awhile. I made the finger strap and absolutely love it. What I like about it is that when you are not actually using it you can un-attach it but I leave it on all the time as it takes up very little space. It was just what I needed. There is a gadget on The Grommet that is constructed differently and serves the same purpose but the velcro, needle and thread idea was better for me.... old school technique meets modern day needs, love it!</p>
Gabriel please shut up and go play Halo you gamer
Dom wth get off my page u pathetic troll. Go get a life u loser. Post an I'ble or clean up your room.
Gabriel stop assuming that you know me and since I made two instructables on things out of Legos that I play with Legos, for it would be like me saying that since you have two Halo instructables to go and play Halo, but I shall be the bigger man and end this quarrel before it escalates further, so thank you for your opinion but I do not need it
Dom stop trolling my page. Go away and watch your Lego movie you troll.
<p>Wonderful! As a seamstress and a crafty person I was trying to think of how to make one after I saw a few different kinds on the internet.Thank you! And by the way, your photos and explanations are great! Cindy, Columbus Ohio</p>
thx Cindy... &quot;Go Blue!&quot; from Ann Arbor lol
<p>lol...I love Ann Arbor, my brother lived in Brighton for years and I love the upper west coast sand dunes too....Go Red Wings!</p>
Brilliant. Clean and professional. <br> <br>I knew I couldn't be the only one who was thinking about this. Especially good for reading in bed where the phone trends to fall down to my face. ..
thx glad you like it!
Is it worth it
<p>If you have ever dropped your phone it is definitely worth it. If you aren't a do-it-yourself kind of person, find a nice friend to make one for you. The directions are easy and the photos are very helpful, of course you can always buy one online if you aren't ready to do-it-yourself but it's clever, easy and well worth it. </p>
^Dom what a silly question. Go back to playing with your legos and stop trolling.

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