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How to Make Your Own iPhone or iPad Stylus

Upgrade from your finger to this super simple, homemade stylus and make your Apple touchscreen device even more fun to use.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Get a sock Get a sock that is labeled "antistatic." The silver threads in this material conduct electricity, which is what the touchscreen responds to.
  • Step 2: Cut it out Cut the antistatic part of the sock in a rectangle to the length of the pencil or pen and slightly wider than the size you need to wrap all the way around it, leaving room for a small seam.
  • TIP: The more excess material you have, the larger your stylus will be.
  • Step 3: Sew a pocket Lay the rectangle flat and fold one lengthwise end toward the middle about two inches. Sew a seam along the bottom and along both sides of this small flap about 1/4 inch from each edge, leaving the top open, to create a small pocket for the blunt end of the pen or pencil.
  • Step 4: Sew the rest Make sure the other end of the material is slightly shorter than the pencil's length. Then stretch this end and hook it on the pencil's tip. Sew a seam on the rest of the sock material lengthwise along the pencil, leaving a small opening at the end of the first section you sewed so you'll be able to remove the pencil.
  • Step 5: Invert Remove the pencil and use it to carefully and slowly invert the sewn-up sock material.
  • Step 6: Replace and use Replace the pencil inside the material, using the blunt end for the stylus's pointer for your iPhone or iPad. Start tapping!
  • FACT: Launched in 2010, the Apple iPad is considered a new type of device, somewhere between a laptop and a smartphone.

You Will Need

  • Sock with antistatic material
  • Pencil or pen
  • Needle and thread

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