Wet Molded Cell Phone Case

Wet Molded Cell Phone Case

For a list of tools and materials used in this video visit, https://www.weaverleathersupply.com/catalog/cp_/shop-by-project/miscellaneous/wet-molded-cell-phone-case

In today’s video, Chuck makes a wet molded cell phone case with a belt clip. This project is made for an iPhone 8 but can easily be adapted to any phone using the same basic concept. If you don’t have a mold or the materials to make a mold, wrap the phone in plastic wrap to protect it from the wet leather and use that as a mold. The leather used in the video is 4/5 oz. and 8/9 oz. natural veg tan and dyed using Black Pro Dye.


  1. Radzee Nadzri on June 27, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Can i mold it first..after that i burnish the edge?

  2. grant lynch on June 27, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    i love this vid you are easy to listen to and your instructions are clear as .thanks grant from Australia

  3. LowKey LowKey on June 27, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Seems to me the metal buttons and clip rubbing against either side of the phone is a bad idea. But I was watching this for the molding part. Thanks for one at least.

  4. John Nance on June 27, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I like your channel and I watch it a lot but, I make phone cases for sale and I have a few comments. Frist you always put the phone in the case with the glass towards your body to protect it.If you pass the snap against the phone screen it will break, and the slip inside will damage the phone. To install the clip recited it to a small piece of leather and sew that to the back of the phone case.

  5. Ben Johnson on June 27, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I make these every day and sell them on Etsy under big tx leather. Every size, and most colors. Even patterns. Check me out.

  6. hoda tareq on June 27, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  7. David Danielson on June 27, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    What is the purpose of the stitch groove on the first piece? Decorative?

    Thank you for the idea.

  8. Hernan Molina on June 27, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Chuck, could you recommend a beginner’s toolkit

  9. Beccodes on June 27, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Hey Chuck and everyone at Weaver. I love your videos, and I wondered if I could offer an idea. I live about 10 hours from the nearest leather shop, and I know many viewers are in the same boat. It would be awesome to see some of your most popular leathers in videos, just to see how soft and supple the different hides are. The few leathers like crazy horse that you’ve used a few times stick out to me since I’ve seen how they move and the color in changing light. Since I will likely not ever get to a store it would be really helpful in picking out what to order! These would be more like sales videos showing off a few types of leather every few weeks. I bet you would get more sales from people like me who are scared to buy without getting to touch it themselves first.

  10. Jim Athey on June 27, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    OLD LEATHER SMITH here, Hi Chuck, looks good, Suggestions, I always include chrome tanned sheep wool in the case no scratches ever, I personally like a flap protects against rain, I also glued a piece of upolstery leather hair side down on rivet and snap anvil, 2 protect the rivet and snap covers from scratches on installation, on my phone case I used industrial Velcro, Sorry 4 being long winded, GOD’S BLESSINGS ✝️⚾🙃

  11. Steve Sears on June 27, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    How can you burnish Chrome Tanned leather

  12. Giesiq Leather on June 27, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Best teacher on youtube. It’s like watching a chef program. Excellent work. Thanks for all the little details.

  13. Bill Van Raam on June 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Chuck have you or will make a phone case with a flap instead of a strap. Also I think a horizontal case would be a good project I like to see you do. If possible I’d like to see a case made from a single piece of leather folded so there would be no sewing across the bottom.

  14. Vincenc Max Ureš on June 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    I am in the middle of this video and it is already more helpful than I could possibly imagine when the mighty algorithm selected it. 11 points … out of 10.

  15. Mary Kinser on June 27, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Where can I get instructions on making a mold?

  16. Joe Z on June 27, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Perfect timing….Just got the new iphone

  17. Quocbao Chung on June 27, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    You’re amazing!

  18. Stalfire on June 27, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    This channel is so underrated.

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  20. Ray Leder on June 27, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Beautiful case and awesome tutorial! Thanks Chuck!

  21. Paul Eugene on June 27, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I know he’s a pro, but watching that knife on the table sometimes…makes me bite MY nails! Very good video!

  22. mmpantsless13 on June 27, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Does the rivet head on the inside of the case not scratch the phone? I’d think you would want some protection between the metal rivet and snap and the phone.

  23. matt smith on June 27, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    If you leave the bottom square cut till you glue and attach much easier to line up. After glued up you can cut your round corners.

  24. John Garloff on June 27, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks to your tutorial, I now have a great leather holster for my new and bigger cellphone. Looking forward to learning more and purchasing supplies from you.

  25. AmasonCreations on June 27, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Maybe make a quiver from the lord of the rings, that would be cool

  26. Sean DePoppe on June 27, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you!

  27. Chad Butler on June 27, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Chuck you mention tooling. When in the process do you tool your pattern???

  28. Judith Wright on June 27, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Chuck what ca you do to keep snap and other hardware from scratching the phone????

  29. dozerman53111 on June 27, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Been waiting for this one !! Great job. Now I gotta make one. !! Thanks

  30. Wendy Griffin on June 27, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks great tutorial. You always make me believe that it is doable .

  31. Joe Redskin on June 27, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    No matter what it is Chuck is So amazing at explaining ALL of the steps he takes during his projects! from something as simple as setting a rivet all the way to weaving a mystery braid. SO MUCH TO LEARN from him. THIS is why I Love Weaver Leather Supply

  32. Kristy Melgoza on June 27, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Wondering(?) – If I’m making something that will touch a person’s skin, like a cuff or other item — would I put leather balm or other topcoat on the side that touches skin? If not, how do I prevent dye transfer?

  33. William Edwards on June 27, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Hi. What is the black sheet material you are cutting on top of?

  34. rryder994 on June 27, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve made 2 phone cases in the last 6 years (for myself) I used one piece, folded over. I cut a hole in the bottom to poke finger in to aid removing phone. I also cut the sides at the bottom and folded those in, shaved a bit and glued them inside. The belt loop and strap I sewed on the back prior to stitching the sides. I didn’t use a snap, I used a brass post (screw back) and punched a hole for the post in the strap and a small slice from the top center about 1/8-1/4" from the hole to ease pressing on the post. In all the years I’ve used these, I’ve never had the strap come open other than by my opening it. I don’t have all the tools, and I purchased my leather already dyed black. I learned the saddle stitch from one of the many youtubers.. well I’ve just been gifted my 3rd cell…..and of course it’s a little bigger, so I’ve started on my third case. I swear by ’em. Oh, I put a thinner piece of leather over the brass screw head and the stitching for the strap and loop – on the inside to aid in sliding the phone in and out and to prevent scratching, and I also put my phone in glass towards my body. Never had a problem. nice vid. peace

  35. Sean DePoppe on June 27, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you!

  36. Chuck b on June 27, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Good job as always. I need to do this after I finish my latest 2 projects. suggestion. I have used snake skin on pouches I have made. try this. I got a skin at a snake round up, froze it, did searches on how to tan the hide, completed the tanning and mounted it on the face of a pouch. looks great. try that!!!!

  37. Kerry G on June 27, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Very professional looking case.
    Question: What material do you have on your cutting bench? I’d like to cover an area with that instead of using the usual self healing cutting boards.

  38. Dmlsys23 on June 27, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Great project! What do you do to trim the arm on the groover?

  39. Thomas Cronquist on June 27, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    It sure be nice to attach the diagram on a PDF.

  40. Aaron Lorinchack on June 27, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Chuck your work always looks great. I need a thread recommendation and a needle size to go with it. I’m using the stuff that everyone starts with that comes in a kit. Yeah I know. We all started somewhere. Thank you again for sharing your craft it’s beautiful.

  41. Kowboy USA on June 27, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Sweet!! This is almost exactly what I had visualized for a protective carrier for my phone, but I couldn’t figure out where to even start, what kind of leather to use, etc. The only thing different I want to do is to mold a lid piece in place of the strap to help shield the phone from mud, dirt, water, sticks, rocks, etc. Actually, it would be ideal to be able switch between a lid and strap so the lid wouldn’t have to be fumbled with when carrying in less rugged conditions like around town or the shop, but could still be added for carrying out in the field.

  42. Paul Smith on June 27, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks Chuck!

  43. Canton RipFist on June 27, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Having done this a couple of years now, I’ve got the basics of leather craft down. Let me tell you, though; nothing is more reinforcing for your self-confidence and creativity than a Chuck Dorsett video! Thanks for being the reason so many people like myself have developed a passion for the craft, and good luck with _your_ projects, sir!

  44. Wyatt Ledoux on June 27, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Chuck! Have you ever considered doing a video on making a rifle scabbard? I’ve been wanting to make one, but I haven’t found much clear cut information online.

  45. Daniel Cassidy on June 27, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    The phone cases will definitely out live the phones

  46. SEES One80 on June 27, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    I appreciate showing the different options for the fastener and belt clip. Generates ideas in my mind. Thank you! 🙏

  47. Scott Peever on June 27, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Been getting into wet molding for a bit now and had a few issues but with ur tips its going great thanx again for the great videos

  48. Rennae McIntosh on June 27, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    one way to avoid any problems with the phone glass and the snap is to make a habit of inserting the phone with the glass facing towards your body. Then the snap is pressing against the back of the phone.

  49. Piledriver on June 27, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Enjoyed the video very much😎 compiling information to start leather crafting

  50. Darren Small on June 27, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Chuck, thanks for that tip on lightly using the two tine to mark and single tine to finish. Thanks for your time and sharing of techniques.

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