I made a custom leather belt case for my custom wireless charging flip cased Galaxy Note Edge. It's been a fairly drawn out project getting the two cases made – from March until now. But the results are worth the effort.
The main design goal was to not bend my phone when I sit on it in my pocket as it is HUGE I also wanted to show off the nifty 'edge' feature.
I bought all the materials for both aspects of the case at the same time. I will also be making a matching Leatherman holster as well as a 2nd iteration of my home made wallet – http://mike.creuzer.com/2014/07/i-made-a-new-wallet-last-night.html. There will me more scrap leather after that, so I am sure some more projects will come of that 1 piece of leather.
The Wireless Charging Flip Case details are at http://mike.creuzer.com/2015/08/i-few-months-back-i-bought-a-galaxy-note-edge-on-ebay.html
I had made a phone case for a different phone with details found at http://mike.creuzer.com/2014/01/i-made-a-phone-belt-case.html This other case has a built in solar charger which is pretty darn cool. That feature didn't make it into this case as it's not really worth the effort as the solar panel that small takes 3 days to charge and gets me 30 minutes of usage.
Lots of pictures to look at with descriptions for each image with this project.
In album Note Edge belt case
The finished product. The case is designed to make the edge display visible on my phone while it is in the belt case.
A little bit of planning. The black leather is very stiff so I have a strong back to attach the belt clip to.
A bought belt clip and leather, and a pair of 3D printed sides. There are holes in the printed parts so I can sew through them to sew the leather onto the ends.
I drilled holes in the heavy leather for sewing and punched holes for the belt clip. The big hole in the printed plastic is for a hinge for a retaining strap which I don’t think I will need.
The green leather is bonded to the heavy leather. Glue it and sew it. I find my stitching looks neater if I am not fighting the pieces moving while I am trying to sew.
Riveted the belt clip on. I like the fancier rivets.
My rivet job is less than perfect. The flap of green leather on the right is folded over to protect the phone from the rivet bits seen here.
Phone is now protected from the rivets!
Yeah, I make stuff using trash. The green plastic is a bit of Mt. Dew 2 liter soda bottle. When the curve seen here is flattened, it wants to curve 90 degrees off of the main curve. I glued it on so the curve tips the top front out so it’s easier to get the phone in.
You can see how the plastic wants to curve. Big Binder clips are the best assembly tool ever!
2 needles, 6 foot of thread on each side. I really need to make a stitching horse. You can see here how the phone case matches my phone case.
I sharpen my glover’s needles on my diamond sharpener. You can see I have 1 side stitched up. Looks pretty good!
The Galaxy Note Edge in the custom flip case, next to the the custom belt case.
It slides right in, like it was designed for it! Oh, wait, I did design it to do this!
This was my desired end result. Being able to see the ‘edge’ on my phone and the data that it can display.
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