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If was the year you decided to go into hypercasual game development, keep reading - we got some interesting numbers for you. CrazyLabs’ Publishing team confirmed they have received pitches and prototypes during like never before, from an ever-growing number of studios (are you one of them?).

Since the majority of hypercasual players are non-gamers, looking for fun and quick-to-play games, hypercasual as a genre has become more and more dominant in the past year. But how do you get the attention of these players? And more importantly, how do you catch the eye of the top publishers?

Enter Crikey from Sydney, Australia, the studio behind Phone Case DIY. "We had this idea for a game in which you can design your own phone case,” says Sheetal Bairamadgi, the Founder of Crikey Games.

“The trend was out there, going viral in social media, with countless views in TikTok and YouTube. We knew we had to gamify the trend and identify what’s the one thing people loved about those videos. That’s when we decided to look for a publisher that can help us do just that”.

After identifying which publishers have the right expertise, Crikey chose CrazyLabs and submitted their initial gameplay video. Sheetal confirms: “We saw what they did with Tie Dye and Acrylic Nails, both titles that have crossed 70 million downloads by now. We knew they had the know-how and manpower needed to turn Phone Case DIY into a #1 hypercasual game.”

“We loved what we got from Crikey'', says Rotem Eldor, Senior Publishing Manager at CrazyLabs. “It had the basics: it was based on a trend, it had the potential to go viral, and most of all - it took you no more than 3 seconds to start playing. We contacted Crikey, and decided to move to the next phase - the marketability test”.

In hypercasual, you first check the potential of the game. Since making a game video is faster than creating a build for the app stores, gaming studios will first create a gameplay video and test it. The general benchmark for the initial marketability test, also known as the CTR test, is per cent. If your gameplay video scores less, publishers will tell you to chuck it and move on to the next game idea.

“Phone Case DIY got per cent in the CTR test. At that point, we thought it was too low”, Sheetal recalls.

“CrazyLabs surprised us in that sense. The CPC was only $, lower than anyone expected, and their team explained to us that there’s a sweet spot between CTR and CPC - a gentle balance that shows whether the game is worth it or not. The low CPC caught their eye, and here’s where the difference from other publishers became abundantly clear. Their previous experience with other simulation games meant they knew what needed to be done in order to turn Phone Case DIY to a success.”

“One of the main things we learned in the process was how important it is to work fast, and iterate faster”, says Sheetal. ”It’s amazing how much you learn from the first marketability tests, especially when the entire testing process is transparent and can be monitored all the time. The work with CrazyLabs, and with CrazyLabs CLIK Dashboard, was invaluable. It kept us focused only on the features that will improve the gaming experience. Only then did we start pushing for a build that can pass the CPI test.”

Another important milestone for any studio is the retention: your game needs to be highly replayable. If players aren’t coming back - you have a problem, and it might be fatal.

“In the past year we expanded our Growth and LiveOps team significantly”, shares Rotem from CrazyLabs. “Now we support our partners in more verticals, and make sure their games are highly replayable from the get go.”

 “You can see the changes in the UI/UX, the gaming experience, the design. There was also an upgrade to the entire technical layer of the game, with a lot of development work invested”, points out Sheetal. “CrazyLabs provided us with the skills the game needed. The improvement was truly remarkable, we were ecstatic to see the retention numbers jump up, and beyond the moon when Phone Case DIY hit the #1 spot!”

“We are in the midst of an incredible journey” Sheetal from Crikey finishes, “but if there’s one tip I can offer fellow game developers looking for a publisher, it would be to listen carefully to the publishing manager working with you on your title. The feedback from him or her can make or break your game. Publishing managers are exposed to a crazy amount of hypercasual prototypes, ideas and tests on a daily basis, all while working with multiple teams around the world. They have a bird’s view of the hypercasual gaming industry, something that a gaming studio can be completely oblivious to. Publishing managers are like thermometers, and in my eyes - they are modern-day oracles.”

CrazyLabs is accepting pitches from all gaming studios. The ENDLE$$$ offer is open to all game developers, and you can get from $ to $50, Apply NOW.

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Sew an easy DIY phone case that is also a wallet! Sometimes you want to carry a purse &#; when you think you might need all that stuff you&#;ve got saved in there &#; and sometimes all you need is your phone and a couple cards.

Seriously if more places would start taking phone payments like Apple Pay or that other one with a little robot, then we wouldn&#;t even need to carry cards!

But anyway &#; for those times when all you want to take with you is your phone and a couple cards, I designed a DIY phone case and wallet! 

UPDATE: This blog post has been converted to an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing. Find it here. The blog post below is totally free to read, print, and sew! Just hit CTRL +P on your computer to print. The PDF download for $2 is totally optional.


It&#;s pretty basic from the front, with a magnetic snap closure on the flap.


But the back is full of surprises, like a zippered coin pocket and 2 hidden card slots. Can you see them?

They are under the flap!

This little phone case and purse is perfect for any phone 3&#; x 6&#; or smaller. The one shown above is my iPhone X. The iPhone 7 or 8 is a little smaller. They fit great and don&#;t peek out at the top. I also tried this case with an iPhone 4 and a smallish Samsung smartphone. Both fit nicely inside. As the pattern is written, this pouch is too small for the iPhone plus phones and would need to be adapted.

So are you ready to make a Cell Phone Case and Wallet? Let&#;s go sew!

You will need:

  • about 1/4 yard of fabric total (I cut my pieces from 3 Tula Pink Eden fat quarters)

  • about 1/4 yard of fusible fleece interfacing (I used HeatnBond Fusible Fleece)

  • about 1/4 yards of medium weight woven interfacing (I used Pellon SF)

  • 1 small magnetic snap

  • 1 zipper, 5&#; long or longer

  • 2 small d-rings (1/2&#; opening)

  • 2 small swivel snap clips (mine have 3/4&#; opening, but who&#;s looking?)

Note: For this project I used d-rings and swivel snap clasps that I already had on hand (that&#;s why my clasps are a little bit too big), but if I were looking to buy new ones the exact size necessary, I would buy 2 of these sets.

Not all of the pieces to be cut are shown above.


From the fabric for your wallet exterior, cut:

  • 2 rectangles 6 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#; (the front and back)

  • 2 squares 4 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#; (the card slots)

  • 1 binding strip 2&#; x 4 1/2&#;

  • 1 rectangle 5&#; x 4 1/2&#; (the coin pocket)

From the fabric for your wallet lining, flap closure, and the d-ring tabs, cut:

  • 2 rectangles 6 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#; (the wallet lining)

  • 2 rectangles 6 1/2&#; x 3 1/2&#; (the flap)

  • 2 squares 2&#; x 2&#; (d-ring tabs)

From the fabric for your cross-body strap, cut (or piece together) 1 strip 2&#; x 40&#; &#; 50&#;, according to your preference. Note: You could apply fusible interfacing (such as Pellon SF) to this strip if you would like it to be more sturdy. The strap instructions can be found here.

From the fusible fleece interfacing, cut:

  • 2 rectangles 6 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#;

  • 1 rectangle 6 1/2&#; x 3 1/2&#;

From the medium weight woven interfacing, cut:

  • 2 rectangles 6 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#;

  • 1 rectangle 6 1/2&#; x 3 1/2&#;



(apply all interfacing following the manufacturer&#;s instructions)

1. Press to fuse the 6 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#; fusible fleece interfacing rectangles to the wrong side of the wallet exterior pieces.

2. Press to fuse the 6 1/2&#; x 4 1/2&#;  medium weight woven interfacing rectangles to the wrong side of the wallet lining pieces.

3. Press to fuse the remaining 6 1/2&#; x 3 1/2&#; fusible fleece and woven interfacing rectangles to the wallet flap pieces (one pieces will have fusible fleece, the other piece will have medium weight interfacing).


Make the Flap:

1/4&#; seam allowance allowed.

1. Working with the flap piece that has regular interfacing on it (not fusible fleece), make a pencil or pen mark at one end, centered and 1&#; from the edge. Install the male side of the magnetic snap over this mark, using the manufacturer&#;s instructions (or my instructions with this cross body tote).



2. Place the two flap pieces right sides together and sew around 3 sides, leaving the end furthest away from the magnetic snap open. 

3. Clip the corners. Turn the flap right side out and press. Topstitch around, close to the edges. Set the flap aside for now.

Make the Back of the Wallet:

1. Fold each 4 1/2&#; square card slot piece in half (right sides together) and sew across the edge with a 1/4&#; seam allowance. Turn the piece right side out and press. 

2. Choose which side will be the top of the card slot. Topstitch across the top edge to prevent the slot piece from stretching out.


3. Choose one wallet exterior piece to be the back. Place the first card slot piece 1&#; below the top edge. Pin in place. Stitch across the bottom edge.


4. Lay the second card slot piece on top, 1/2&#; below the top edge of the first slot. Pin. Stitch across the bottom edge of the piece in the same way.


5. Fold the 2&#; x 4 1/2&#; zipper binding piece in half, wrong sides together. Center the raw edges along the top edge of the zipper and pin. Use your sewing machine&#;s zipper foot, and sew the binding to the zipper with a 1/4&#; seam allowance.

6. Wrap the binding around the the top edge of the zipper and pin or clip in place. Don&#;t wrap it around too tightly so that the binding interferes with the zipper opening or closing on the other side, but the fold of the binding should cover the stitching on the back of the zipper.


7. Sew the binding in place by stitching close to the edge on the front side.

front view

back view

8. Slide the raw edge on the flap under the zipper binding by about 1/4&#; and pin in place. The flap should be centered in relation to the zipper binding. As you can see from the &#;back view&#; above, the flap doesn&#;t extend far enough down to go past the binding on the back.


9. Sew across the top edge of the binding, which will secure the flap to the zipper binding. Turn the piece over and trim the raw edge of the flap 1/8&#; from the stitching.



Fold the 5&#; x 4 1/2&#; coin pocket piece in half, wrong sides together and press. Place the folded edge over the lower zipper tape and pin in place (as seen above left).

Stitch across the coin pocket piece, once close to the fold, and again about 1/4&#; away so that it matches the topstitching on the binding above it.



Now place the flap/zipper/coin pocket piece on top of the wallet back. Arrange it so that the zipper binding lays just over the stitching at the bottom of the second card slot. The bottom raw edges of the coin pocket should be aligned with or slightly hang over the bottom edge of the wallet exterior piece. Pin in place.

Stitch over BOTH lines of topstitching on the zipper binding once more to secure the flap and the top edge of the zipper pocket.

Trim away extra coin pocket fabric if any hangs over the bottom edge of the wallet exterior piece.


Place the zipper slider in the middle of the pocket. Baste the sides of the piece from the top to the bottom within the 1/4&#; seam allowance. Trim away the extra zipper tapes on either side of the piece.


Make the Front of the Wallet:

1. Make a mark that is centered and 1 1/2&#; below the top edge of the wallet front piece. Install the female side of the magnetic snap over this mark.



2. To make the d-ring tabs, fold each 2&#; square in half, press. Open and fold the raw edges to the center, press. Then fold in half again and press.

Topstitch close to both long edges. 

3. Fold each tab through a small d-ring and pin or clip the raw edges to the sides of the pouch front piece, about 1&#; below the top edge. Stitch in place within the 1/4&#; seam allowance.



Finish Sewing the Case:

1/4&#; seam allowance allowed.

1. Fold the flap down on the back wallet piece and pin it out of the way of the top edge. 

2. Place a matching wallet lining piece face down against the back of the wallet and pin the top edges. Stitch the top edges together with a 1/4&#; seam allowance. Press the seam open.

Repeat step 2 to sew the remaining lining piece to the top edge of the wallet front. Press the seam open.



3. Place the wallet front and back pieces together, right sides facing. Make sure that the seams between the lining and the exteriors are on top of eachother. Pin all around the edges.

Stitch all the way around, leaving a 3&#; opening at the bottom of the lining for turning.


4. Clip the corners. Trim the raw edges to 1/8&#;. Turn the wallet right side out through the opening in the lining. Press the edges of the opening inside. Sew the opening closed close to the edge.


5. Use a chopstick or turning tool to push the lining down inside the wallet.

All that is left is the cross body strap! Since this sewing tutorial post is getting too long to load quickly, click here for the cross body strap tutorial. 

If you love your new cell phone case and wallet, make sure you post a picture on Instagram and tag me (@sewcanshe). I can&#;t wait to see it!!


p.s. This free pattern is included in my Ultimate List of Fast and Easy Tote Bags to Sew and Fast & Easy Cross Body Bag Patterns. Check them out!

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Raise your hand if like myself, you have cracked the screen on your phone.  Okay, put your hands down.  Now, how many of you cracked your screen because you did not have a case on your phone to protect it?  Yep that's me too.  I don't know about you, but I put off buying a case because I could not commit to a design.  I wanted to find one that I lovedor, buy a dozen of them so I could change my mind!  We can change our clothes, our shoes, even our accessories why not our phone cases?

I also have a smart phone that is not an "i-phone" which makes the case selection much smaller.  I have an HTC first, but with this tutorial you will be able to make a case for ANY phone that you have!

These are super easy to make and take minutesper case.  It took me longer to pick out the paper (really!)

- Scrapbook paper (thin paper works best, textured is too thick)
- Clear phone case (I got mine for a few bucks hereon Amazon- HTC first)
- Pencil
- Scissors

STEP 1: Pick out your paper.

Repeated prints work best.  I chose some designs with a more neutral pallet, others with bright colors.  It's entirely up to you.  I would like to have found one with large flowers (that take up the whole case) but apparently I need to buy more paper for that (my husband commented that I don't need more paper!)

STEP 2: Trace around the case backing.

When I first started, I also traced around the camera hole in the back (as you can see above).  However, after cutting it out, I found that it is better to wait on this part so that the holes line up.  Right now, just trace the outside of the case.  Don't forget to trace into the outside "holes" (like your power, volume, etc buttons)

 {It's important to trace and cut around the notches so that there is not paper in the way of your buttons and plug ins plus it looks so finished this way!}

STEP 3: Cut it out.

STEP 4: Press it into the back piece of the clear case.  Try to center it as best you can and line up the notches on the paper with the notches on the case.  The paper should fill most of the case.  This is why the thick paper (like the brown pictured above) does not work for it takes up too much space for the case to latch together.

{The paper should reach about halfway on the phone}

Doing this gives the paper a rounded shape so that the design curves around the phone (instead of just laying flat on the back)

STEP 5: Slide your phone into the case so it is snug, then trace the camera hole.

I found that it was best to do this step with the phone in the case so that the hole lines up.  Trust me, it is much more precise this way.

STEP 6: Pop the paper back out, cut out the camera hole that you just traced.

That's it!  Easy peasy and super quick!  I made several "cases" so that I can change them out when I am "feeling" something new.

Here are my designs


{I didn't think I would like the blue with pink flowers but it's one of my favorites!}

Text & Collage

{I have a LOT of these papers, they are my favorite for scrapbooking!}

Color Sets:

{These came together in a pack and I love the colors so much I made three cases!}

You can also include additional pieces by placing them inside the case before inserting the paper.  Instant (and non permanent) change!  If you love it, glue it on the paper and keep it that way.

I would also recommend picking papers that match the color of your phone, since the base color will show through in the "holes" and on the front.  My phone is a pale blue, so I picked designs with blue in them.

{Sorry about the "selfie" in the phone reflection!  See the cracked screen I was talking about?}

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I apologize for the crazy amount of pictures!  If I get enough comments (here or on facebook) I will create phone cover printables in a variety of designs and post them next week.  Let me know what kind of design you would like to have!

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann


By Madeline Bachelder

Face it, we all have the urge to change our phone cases like we change nail polish colors, but affordable *and* cute cases can be hard to come by (especially for those of us without iPhones!). When you’re in need of a phone case facelift, look no further than these DIYs. We’re bringing you our six favorite ways to decorate clear phone cases, plus printable case templates to make your own designs. Here’s another bonus — each method takes less than ten minutes! So keep calm and scroll on for some major case revamps.


– clear iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or HTC One case (we found ours for cheap on Amazon)
– phone case template
– card stock
– X-acto knife
– cutting mat

1. Download and print out our iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or HTC One templates here.
2. Cut out each template with an Xacto knife on a cutting mat.
3. Place inside the phone case. Voila!

Let’s kick it off with the smartest way to decorate your phone case for those of you with accessory ADD — printables! Download our iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and HTC One templates, then print them out on card stock.

Cut those babies out with an X-acto knife on a cutting mat.

Take special care when you’re cutting out the camera hole, especially if your blade is a touch dull.

Place your printable in the phone case. You’re done!


– clear iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or HTC One case
– acrylic paint
– painter’s tape
– paint brush
– Q-tip

1. Add a strip of tape to the inside of your clear phone case.
2. Using acrylic paint, paint one color below the tape and one color above on the inside of the phone case (not the outside!).
3. Let dry and paint one more coat so the paint is opaque.
4. Clean up the sides and openings with your finger or a Q-tip to ensure there is no paint on the outside of the case.
5. Once the paint is completely dry, take off the strip of tape. All done!

The secret trick to this DIY? Paint the *inside* of the phone case to ensure the paint won’t scrape off over time. If we painted the outside of the case, we’d have to paint over it with a sealant or Mod Podge.

Using acrylic paint, paint one color below the tape and one color above. Let dry, then paint one more coat so that the paint is opaque.

Touch up the edges and openings with your finger or a Q-tip to ensure that no paint gets on the outside of the phone.

When completely dry, peel off the tape. That’s it!

Pastel perfection.


– clear iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or HTC One case
– case template 
– colored paper or card stock
– school glue
– clip art or illustrations (you can download ours here)
– paintbrush
– X-acto knife
– cutting mat

1. Download our phone case template and print the last page on colored paper or card stock.
2. Using an X-acto knife, cut out your template.
3. Cut out your printed illustrations or clip art. Paint glue onto the back of these illustrations, then glue them to your template.
4. Once dry, fit the template into your phone case.

First up, print out the last page of our phone case template onto colored card stock or paper.

Cut out the template using an X-acto knife, paying special care to the camera and mic holes.

Cut out your illustrations in the same fashion. We used our design guru Rosee’s adorable illustrations.

Paint a dollop of school glue onto the back of each cut-out, then press onto your template. Let dry.

Seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than this. The possibilities really are endless….

Click here for 3 more phone case DIYs.


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Build a DIY secret iPhone case inside an old book

Here's a fun weekend project we found on YouTube: building your own DIY secret iPhone case inside of an old book. YouTube user Ela Gale has put together a nice tutorial featuring easy to follow steps. You may ask yourself "why would I want such a thing?" First of all, it's adorable. Secondly, there are a few odd situations where such a thing might actually be useful. For example, if you're walking home late at night a mugger is probably not going to go after the guy walking around with a novel.

Outside of that, maybe it'd be useful at the library if you'd like to leave your phone behind while you go to find a new book. If you've got some free time this weekend, a craft knife, and a book you no longer care about, consider giving this project a spin.

Here's what you'll need.

  • An old unused book (thicker than an iPhone and not too big)
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue (i used PVA)

And if you want to decorate the book, you will also need:

  • Colored paper
  • Colored pens
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How to DIY a phone case all by yourself

There are numerous reasons to use a bumper case on your phone. No matter how careful you may be when using the device, things happen: it can get dropped by accident or simply get dirty after frequent use. So, why not DIY one phone case to your liking.

Steps to DIY a phone case

First, let's go over the materials you will need: a tube of silicone (sold in any DIY store or home improvement store), a few spoons of cornstarch, dye (choose your favorite color), latex gloves, food film, rolling pin, knife, a plastic cup, plastic bowl, and, naturally, a phone.

how to DIY a phone case

Step 1. First, protect your phone by wrapping it in food film — as we will need to use it later in the case making process.

Step 2. Now, mix about half a plastic cup of silicone with your chosen dye. Add about seven small spoons of cornstarch into the concoction and mix.

mix silicone with your chosen dye

Step 3. Make sure you have a clean working surface. Take the piece of colored silicone and use a rolling pin to make it into a smooth and thin rectangle.

Step 4. Now, place your phone (make sure it's covered in food film) in the middle of the rectangle.

Step 5. Leave about two centimetres to each side of the phone and use a knife to cut away the excess silicone.

Step 6. Fold the silicone edges onto the phone and leave the silicone to dry.

Note: if you want to further decorate your phone, this would be the time. For instance, you can add the imprints of your initials, carve the back of the case, add differently colored pieces of silicone and more.

Step 7. When the silicone is dry, use a knife to carefully cut off the excess material at the front. You should also see the your phone's camera slot, headphone jack and other openings imprinted on the inside of the case. Use a knife to carefully cut them out.

DIY phone case

Step 8. There you go! Yous simple DIY phone case is ready — and you've made it all by yourself. It doesn't get any more personal than that.

DIY phone cases would make fun and inexpensive gifts for family and friends or could be an interesting project to try out with children or like-minded crafts lovers. However, if you don't want to DIY one by yourself, there a lot of cheap and fashionable phone cases right here on GearBest for you to choose.


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Instead of giving your favorite guy a boring tie as a gift, use one to make a soft and cozy phone case. This DIY is easy to make and gives new life to a tie tucked in the back of his closet. And you can even pull off this project without a sewing machine. While you're at it, you can make one for yourself, too.

Read on for the DIY.

What You'll Need:

  • One tie
  • Scissors
  • Stick pins
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Self-adhering velcro


  1. This is a great project for giving new life to old ties, or you can always pick one up at your local resale shop. Place the tie on your work surface, and start carefully removing the center seam from the back with sharp scissors.

  1. Now gently slide your phone into the open end, and use a few stick pins to mark where the base of the phone case should be. Add at least half an inch for creating a hem. You can also use a pin to hold the center together while you're working.

  1. Cut away the end of the tie, and remove the stick pin. Now flip the tie inside out, and hold together at the base with a few pins. Give it a quick seam with the help of a sewing machine or hand stitch together with a needle and thread.

  1. Flip the tie back around, and then secure the front flap with a line of hot glue. It's an easy way to keep things in place without doing any serious sewing.

  1. Finish things off with a squares of self-adhesive velcro, and your phone case is finished! Really, it's that easy! Make one for your boyfriend, dad, or office mate for a memorable holiday gift.


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