Cell phone pouch

This is a cell phone pouch designed by me! I made many of these a couple of years ago but when I lost the piece of paper with all my measurements I gave up making them, because really, the most complicated things about these pouches is making sure…
you get the measurements correct. Well, I wanted to make a new pouch for myself so I started from scratch again and worked out the sizes for a second time. I thought I would share them with you. Please use this tutorial for personal use only ~ make a gift for someone, but do not make pouches using this pattern to sell. Thanks!
The nice thing about these pouches is that on a night out, when you need to take your phone, bank card, ID and some $$, this pouch will hold it all! And it will fit in your (husband’s) back pocket.

You will need :
Outer fabric ~ 2 pieces 6″ x 4.5″
Lining fabric ~ 2 pieces 6″ x 4.5″
Fusible heavy weight interfacing ~ 1 piece 4″ x 5″, 2 pieces 6″ x 4.5″
Pocket fabric ~ 1 piece 3.5″ x 3.5″
Flap ~ 2 pieces 4″ x 5″
1 button
Elastic cord ~ 20″

First, iron the fusible interfacing onto the 2 outer fabric pieces and onto 1 of the flap pieces.
Now, let’s make the pocket. Take your pocket piece, fold the edges in 1/4″ and iron flat.

Top stitch along the top edge of the pocket piece.

Pin pocket to the center of one of your outer fabric pieces and stitch down one side, along the bottom and up the other side.

Stitch your button to the center of one of your flap pieces.

Fold your elastic cord in half and pin the two ends to the bottom center of the flap, below the button.

Place the second flap piece (right sides facing) on top with the elastic cord ends sticking out and the bottom and the loop part out of the top. Stitch the sides and bottom, leaving the top edge open. Go back and forth over the part where the elastic ends poke out to secure it.

Turn the flap right side out, iron flat and top stitch around the sides and bottom.

Take the back of your outer fabric. If you have a label you might like to pin, then stitch it to the bottom, about 1.5″ from the bottom edge.

Pin the two outer parts together (right sides facing) and stitch the sides and bottom, leaving the top open.

Next, take your two lining pieces and stitch (right sides facing) down the sides, leaving and top and bottom open.

Turn your outer part of the pouch right sides out. Pin the flap, face down to the back. (the button is face down). Do not stitch, just pin. Notice I am using GREEN pins to hold the flap in place.

Have your lining part of the pouch inside out. Squeeze the outer part (with the flap) inside the lining, with right sides facing. You can see my GREEN pins still holding the flap onto the outer part of the pouch.

Pin the lining to the outer fabric. I used YELLOW pins to show you. I have kept the flap secure with the GREEN pins. Stitch around the inside of this edge. It will be a squeeze on your machine but it’s possible!

Pull the lining up and away from the outer fabric. Fold the open end of the lining (on the right in this photo) inside, iron flat and stitch up this seam to close the lining.

Push the lining down inside the outer fabric. You may want to iron around the top edge for a flat finish.

The elastic cord will stretch down around the bottom of the pouch, up round the back and hook over the button on the front. This design will fit most smart phones, Blackberries and Iphones.


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