Making an iPhone 6 case (Video)

Making an iPhone 6 case (Video)

This is a 3 minute video showing how to make this kangaroo leather iPhone sleeve.

The finished product has 6 slim card slots and a main slot for the phone:


You’ll have to know how to hand-sew leather.

Tools and Material used

  • small pieces of leather (about 1mm thick, vegetable tanned leather)
  • Stitching Awl
  • Metal Ruler
  • Utility Knife
  • Binder Clips
  • Rotary Punch
  • Leather Conditioner (or your finish of choice)
  • Artificial Sinew
  • 2 Needles
  • Lighter
  • Strap End Punch
  • Stitching Pony

11 thoughts on “Making an iPhone 6 case (Video)

  1. Hi, it looked like you made the holes with the rotary punch instead of the stitching awl – is that correct? I’m interested in making my first leather wallet and I’m wondering if I should get the punch or the awl. Nice video.

  2. Hi Attila, great video. Can I ask how you ensure cards don’t fall completely through the slots into the case? Is there some sort of pocket holding them in place and if not, how would you implement that? Would love to try this!

    1. Not sure I understand your question right but there’s enough tension so that the cards are held in place. And they are on top of the main part of the leather (not inside the case where the phone is). Adding pockets would add a lot of bulk to the case with the relatively thick leather that I use here. Hope that helps

  3. I love your tutorials, can you please tell me the thickness of leather I need in order to make these case for my cell phones? also, is it possible to buy customized stamps? I would like to have my own tiny engraving using a stamp. I am attempting to make a case as a gift for my gf and sister but i don;t know what thickness I need and where to buy them. The leather stores here are way too expensive just for little pieces of scraps! Thank you so much!

  4. I;m trying to print your pattern but even at 100% its not coming out to accommodate an IPhone 6. It wont event fit a Iphone 4? Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Justy,
      have you printed it out on A3 size paper with no scaling? It doesn’t fit on a standard A4 sheet (or US letter). The phone pocket is 84mm by 150mm and the big pieces are 84mm by 305mm and the card pocket is 84mm by 100mm.

      I hope that helps!

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