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Free People DIY Embroidered iPhone Case

We’ve had these DIY Embroidered iPhone 5 Cases available on our site for a while now, and I feel like they’ve been kind of like a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered. That’s why today I wanted to let you guys know that they exist — and to try one out for myself! They’re available for the iPhone 5, and come in either black or white, with a variety of colored embroidery thread and a needle!

While embroidery thread is included, you can absolutely use your own if you have some in alternate colors that you’d like to try out. I used some of the thread that came with it (shown below the case), as well as some of my own (shown to the right).

iphone case, embroidery thread

First, I printed out some cool prints I found on the internet to use as inspiration.

embroidery thread, aztec prints

Each rubber case is covered with mini perforations for you to needle through. I threaded my needle, looped the thread out one hole and in another, and tied a double knot.

purple thread, iphone case

Then it was time to embroider my little heart out. I first tried out a zigzag, which I made by skipping over a few holes and creating vertical lines parallel to one another. I did this in a few different colors.

Embroidering iphone case

Afterwards, I got a little crazy with the yellow thread, creating weird, random shapes beneath my zigzags.

Embroidery thread, iphone case, rings

I did a few more zigzags, and then Jana had a brilliant idea. “Why don’t you embroider an object onto your case… like a feather?” she asked. So that’s just what I did.

Embroidered iphone case, feather

I’m so happy with how my case turned out!

DIY iphone case, embroidered

The best part is… if you ever get bored of your design, you can just take out the thread and start anew! And the other best part? The kit is only $16.

If you get a chance to try this out, take a photo on Instagram and tag it #fpembroiderediphonecase. We’d love to see!!

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Hai-Yen -July 24, 2013, 7:20AM
Juliette Laura -July 24, 2013, 9:33AM

Oh my goodness that is tooo perfect! I love it! Makes me wish I had an iphone (as if I wasn’t already wishing)!

xo, Juliette Laura

Cristina -July 24, 2013, 11:04AM

Coolest thing ever!!!! Is it only for the iPhone 5?

balletslippers -July 24, 2013, 2:40PM

This is soooo awesome. Unfortunately I don’t have an iPhone nor will I ever buy one.
It’s so sad that such beautiful cases just dont exist for other brands :-(

Megan -July 24, 2013, 6:29PM

this is an awesome idea! but, i only have an iphone 4s :(

Luna -July 24, 2013, 7:18PM

what a friggin cute idea

Gabrielle -July 24, 2013, 9:37PM

I love the idea, but it’s going to get so soiled so fast.

R -July 25, 2013, 1:49AM

They have them at Walmart for iPhone 5 and 4/s for like $10….

Stela -July 25, 2013, 8:46AM

Too bad it’s not made for galaxy s3/4. The world is so iPrejudiced.

Jack Paul -August 1, 2013, 6:16AM

I appreciate your idea. It looks so great that I also wanna get like that.

Knitascarf -August 5, 2013, 10:42AM

I always wanted to do this and I love the pattern you did.

DIYEARTE ♦ DIY -September 9, 2013, 4:51AM

I love this idea!!!! ☺☺


ReTreasured Leather -February 16, 2014, 7:57AM

Very cute and Unique. Great way to express your individual style!

asima -March 13, 2014, 4:45AM

Awesome collection..!!!sony mobiles

Bob -June 20, 2016, 12:39PM

I love the stitched phone! such a cool idea and super unique.

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