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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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


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

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 :-(

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

what a friggin cute idea


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


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


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

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


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

I love this idea!!!! ☺☺


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


Awesome collection..!!!sony mobiles

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

I can’t wait to finally make one for myself because I just got my first iPhone this year, lol. I was an android girl, after using my old T-Mobile Nokia of course lol. These are stunning and love the colors. Whomever invented these cases is a genius :)