NO SEW Phone/Tablet Seat Back Mount12:57 PM
|iPhone Mounted to Bus Seat|
This post if for my bus commuter friends. I know that some of you have seen people on the commuter bus with their phone or tablet attached to the seat back in front of them. (Pictured above). In my opinion this is an AWESOME way to travel!
The problem is that I don't want to attach Velcro directly to my phone (or tablet) because I only need it for like 2 hours a day.
My solution is this clear vinyl sleeve.
For this project you will need:
12-gauge clear vinyl
sticky back Velcro
hot glue (optional)
|12 gauge Vinyl|
|Stick back Velcro|
Because I'm working with clear vinyl it's difficult to photograph the step by step.
Step #1 - wrap the vinyl around the phone 1 time so that it covers the phone completely with about an inch of overlap. Cut the vinyl.
|Wrap vinyl around the phone 1 time. Cut to size|
Step #2 - add Velcro for closure
|Add Velcro closure|
Step #3 - Add Velcro to the back of the phone so that it can stick to the bus seat.
|Add Velcro to the back of the sleeve|
This is seriously the EASIEST project in the world!
Now when you're ready for your commute, wrap the phone/tablet in the sleeve and stick it on your seat back!
|Ready to Roll!|
Depending on your phone case, your phone may try to slip out of the sleeve when the bus makes sharp turns. If you find that you phone is slipping, add a line or 2 of hot glue to the inside of the plastic.
Allow the hot glue to dry before your use the sleeve. The glue provides enough traction to keep the phone from slipping.
There are a couple of important tips to remember.
#1 - TEST YOUR BUS SEAT! Depending on the fabric used on commuter buses in your area, Velcro may not work. New Jersey Transit buses are made of a rough(ish) fabric that allows Velcro to stick perfectly! If your seat back is soft, Velcro may not work. TEST FIRST!
|test your seat back!|
#2 - This will NOT work on most car seats! I'm working on a solution for cars!
#3 - If you've using a larger phone or tablet get extra sticky Velcro! I'm using an iPhone 5 and regular Velcro holds the weight of the phone just fine.
SUPER PRO TIP:
If you sew, you can add a layer of oil cloth or other fabrics to make this sleeve in various colors.
|Oil Cloth Sleeve w/ Velcro|
|Black Vinyl Sleeve with snaps|
Add a layer of colored vinyl or oil cloth over the clear vinyl to make a more colorful case. Be sure to measure and cut a window carefully. Stitch the colored cloth to the clear vinyl. You'll need to stitch around the window and all the way around the edges to hold the colored cloth in place.
I LOVE oil cloth because it comes in so many colors!
FINAL NOTE: You WILL be able to use your touch screen through the clear vinyl!
For more TIPS and TRICKS, click HERE!