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Phone Crisp Case

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Benjamin Perry
Phone Crisp Case

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Make-it-Yourself

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Technology

Waste Materials

Food Packets

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A mobile phone sleeve/case resembling a funky space-age crocodile skin. It is made from used Walkers Baked crisp packets that have been melted together and is lined with fabric from an old hand bag.

Materials & Equipment List

Materials = - Walkers Baked Crisp Packets- Fabric Lining- Ribbon- Thread - CardboardEquipment = - Iron- Scalpel- Ruler- Sewing Machine- Chalk- Fabric Scissors

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Get an empty crisp packet and cut off the top melted strip.
Do the same to the bottom strip.
Cut down one edge of the packet and open it out flat. Repeat these first 3 steps on a second crisp packet.
Get the two open crisp packets and lay them on top of each other with the plastic sides facing each other. Place them between two sheets of paper and iron over the top.
Pull the melted together bags from between the paper and leave to cool.
Trim off the rough edges to make a square of the material.
You're left with a material that looks like metal scales. The plastic sides have shrunk but the foil sides haven't which is why it has created this scale like effect. It feels and looks like a sheet of crumpled foil but behaves like a sheet of thin plastic.
Next you need to create a template for the phone sleeve out of cardboard. This template is 130mm tall by 80mm wide with a 20mm thumb cut out at the top. My sleeve is for a Nokia 5233 so sizes will vary depending on the phone.
Draw around the template onto the crisp material and cut out using a scalpel. The back panel does not have the cut out at the top.
Use the template again for the fabric lining. The fabric is from the lining of an old handbag. Draw around the template using chalk and cut out using fabric scissors.
Then get some old ribbon (red in this case) and pin it around the top edges of each sleeve panel. Then sew the ribbon so that the crisp material and fabric are stitched together.
Finally get the two panels and place them together, fabric sides facing each other. Get the ribbon again and pin it around the bottom and side edges sandwiching the four panels of material together. Sew along the ribbon edge to stitch panels together.
You now have a completed phone sleeve/case.
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Benjamin Perry

Sheffield

United Kingdom

I am a second year student at Lincoln university....

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