Chris got his first iPhone back in 2008 when the 3 came out. As soon as he brought it home we made him a case. Somehow I never posted about that case, but he’s used it for the last 4 years. It even worked with his most recent 4 (which he’s selling, btw). That leather case protected the phone so well! Looking at Chris’s old iPhone 4, you can’t see a single scratch on it. Serious.
So naturally we had to make Chris a new leather case for his iPhone 5. This time I’m going to share it with you, along with a pattern so you can DIY your own. I’ve made a few iPhone cases in my day. Chris’s first one, iphone case 1.o, 2.0 and 3.0. Now this one. 4.0?
I gave the 3.0 case I made to my brother-in-law, and I think Chris was a bit jealous of the wallet functionality of Eric’s case that he wanted it in the new one. We did it slightly different this time. The case has two compartments; one for the phone, one for the money. They’re both the same size, but one has a lever mechanism to allow for the cards to easily go in and out of the case effortlessly. Pretty clever, right?
It’s just a piece of riboon with a leather pull at the end.
So far Chris has had the case for a few days and it has its flaws. The pulley isn’t working out as flawlessly as I had hoped, but Chris hasn’t given up on it yet. Once we solidify something awesome, I’ll share it here. Promise.