Introduction: DIY Cross-stitched IPhone Case

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Make your own customized iPhone case using a cross-stitchable iPhone case (win one of five kits). 

Step 1:

What you’ll need:  A cross-stitchable iPhone case, embroidery thread, a blunt needle, a Sharpie, a pair of scissors, and graph paper.

Step 2:

Use the graph paper and Sharpie to design whatever you want to stitch onto the case. Fill in the squares where stitches will go. Make sure you count how many holes wide and tall the case is before you start to make sure your design will fit. It will help to break down your image or logo into pixels. Try pic 2 pat for a free, easy conversion.

Step 3:

Take your embroidery thread and cut 12 inches or more off. The thread is usually made up of six smaller threads. Gather three of the smaller threads and separate them. Use your needle for this if you’re having trouble.

Step 4:

Tie a few knots at one end your new length of thread. Thread your needle through the other end.

Step 5:

Take the needle and poke it through a hole in your iPhone case (starting from the back side), and pull it all the way through until the knot catches.

To stitch your pattern, make an overlapping “X” everywhere that you've colored in a square on your pattern. Note: When your thread is getting too short to keep stitching, put the needle to the rear side and thread it underneath what you just stitched, then cut it with your scissors.

Step 6:

Keep going until your design is complete. It will take a while, but it’s worth it!

Step 7:

We used Corey Holms’ Compunabula tyepface to create the Make case (right hand design).