28 Adorable DIY Gadget Cases

Your phone doesn’t deserve to be boring. Neither does your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or whatever else the kids are using these days.

You can resize most of these projects to fit whatever item you want, whether you have a smartphone, dumbphone, or phone of perfectly average intelligence.

1. Printable Phone Case Templates

Just print them out here, slip them under a clear case, and you’re done!

2. Leather Phone Envelope

Directions here.

3. Favorite Photo Phone Case

Directions here.

4. Cross-Stitch Phone Case

For all of these embroidery-based ideas, you’ll need to buy a case with pre-punched holes. You can buy them for about $10.

5. Needlepoint Phone Cases

Directions from The Purl Bee.

6. Even More Needlepoint Phone Cases

Directions also from The Purl Bee.

7. Starry Phone Case

Directions here.

8. Washi Tape Phone Case

Directions here.

9. Confetti Phone Case

Repurpose holiday glitter or confetti. Directions here.

10. Knitted Owl Phone Cozy

Pattern available on Ravelry.

11. Crocheted Monster Phone Cozy

Pattern here.

12. Felt and Leather Phone Sleeve

Directions here.

13. Polka Dot Phone Case

Directions here.

14. Felt Phone Sleeve

Directions here.

15. Sharpie Phone Case

This idea comes from Craft Foxes.

16. Glitter Phone Case

Directions here.

17. Modge Podge Tablet Case

Directions here.

18. Cabled Tablet Cover

Buy the pattern here.

19. Scalloped Felt Tablet Case

Directions here.

20. Lace-Trimmed E-Reader Case

Directions here.

21. Fabric Scrap E-Reader Case

Directions here.

22. Etch-A-Sketch Tablet Cover

Directions here.

It goes without saying, but laptops are expensive and fragile and not all of these projects will cushion your precious baby as well as a more heavy-duty protective case. Use your judgement/please don’t throw a burlap-swaddled Macbook Air down your stairs and expect it not to shatter.

23. Geometric Laptop Sleeve

Directions here.

24. Recycled Book Laptop Case

Directions from Instructables. Supply your own jokes about the death of print.

25. Totoro Laptop Bag

Directions here.

26. Leather Laptop Sleeve

Directions here.

27. Leather Laptop Satchel

Directions here.

28. Felt Phone, Laptop and Tablet Cases

Patterns available here.

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