Seat Back Mount for IPhone




About: I'm just a regular mom from North Jersey. I love all things crafty, cooky or buildy!

I commute via NJ Transit and I like to watch movies during my ride. This easy, no sew, seat mount won't work for every bus seat but it works for NJ Transit.

Step 1: You'll Need 12 Gauge Clear Vinyl and Sticky Back Vinyl

Wrap the vinyl around your phone so that it overlaps on the back of the phone. For the iPhone SE I cut a piece of vinyl that was 7.5" x 5".

Step 2: Add the Velcro

With the vinyl wrapped around the phone, position the velcro so that the vinyl will fit snugly around the phone.

Step 3: Add Mounting Strips

Velcro has 2 sides. There is the pointy side and a soft side. Add 2 strips of the pointy side to the back of the closed phone mount. This is what will allow your phone to stick to the seat back in front of you.

Step 4: Optional Step - Add Hot Glue

To keep the phone from sliding out of your phone mount, you might want to add a little hot glue to the folds in the vinyl. Allow the glue to dry completely before using your new phone mount.

Step 5: Test It Out!

The next time you're on the bus, wrap the vinyl around your phone and enjoy a movie!



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    4 Discussions


    1 year ago

    What a fantastic idea!! I like that you can make it in different sizes, as I need something for both an iphone and a Kindle, so I can study while traveling, without ruining my neck like just holding them and looking down would do. Thank you!


    1 year ago

    You can totally make this wrap big enough to hold a kindle. I use it for my kindle while it’s still in the case.


    1 year ago

    Brilliant, simple, elegant, easy-to-carry; keeps your neck from getting cramped. Would prolly work for airline seat backs too; I see a lotta people bending over their phones. A challenge: can you make one for an I-pod size/Kindle size? Not sure if the velcro would be strong enough.


    1 year ago

    That's a neat trick and much better idea for your neck :)