I was tired of digging through my purse to grab my phone when I’m out and about so I made a phone case or pouch to hang off my purse.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos as I made it so I made a second one from my Sweety Pooh’s old jeans and some scrap fabric and took photos. Please excuse the mistakes as I had a huge headache while I made this.
Note: The first one I made was padded. This one is not because the denim is thick.
What you will need
UPDATE: I discovered that my phone is small so I added instructions for more sizes.
small 1 – 14″ x 5″ piece of fabric for the main body medium 14 1/2″ by 6″ large – add an inch to all sides of the medium size.
1 – 14″ x 5″ piece of batting medium 14 1/2″ by 6″
2 – 7 1/4″ x 5″ pieces for lining and back of sandwich (explained below) medium 7 1/2″ by 6″
1 – 12″ x 5″ piece for pocket medium 12 1/2″ x 6″
1 – 12″ x 5″ piece of light or medium weight infusible interface for pocket. medium 12 1/2″ x 6″
1 – 1″ by 3″ piece of fabric for closure
1 – 2″ x 3″ piece of fabric to use as the tab for hanging. (I messed up and forgot this step)
Iron the fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of the pocket.
Double fold under each end and iron them then sew them.
Center the pocket onto the 14″ x 5″ piece and sew down each side and down the middle.
Fold and iron the sides of the 2″ x 3″ piece lengthwise towards the center and fold it in half and press again. Sew down each side.
To make the padded case, make a sandwich. A sandwich is the body piece of fabric, the batting and the second piece of lining put together. put the lining on bottom (there are two pieces of lining. Use just one) then put the batting on top of that and the body piece on top with the right side facing up. Sew along the outer edges, making sure to catch all of the batting in the seams. This is where you can free-motion quilt if you want to but I have not mastered that skill yet on my new sewing machine so I skipped that step.
Fold over the outside piece, right sides facing. Fold and place the tab in between the body piece and lining about a half inch from the top. Sew each side
That step has no picture.
Put lining pieces together and sew down each side and the bottom but leave an opening for turning.
Gold each side of the 1″ x 3″ piece towards the middle lengthwise and then fold in half and sew down the center.
Turn the lining right side out.
Make a loop with the button closure piece. I like to sew it onto the lining but you can sandwich it in between the lining and outside piece if you prefer. Just make sure to face it downward.
Pin on button closure.
Slip lining inside the outside piece and pin into place. Sew around the top. I found this to be difficult because of small size.
Turn the whole thing right side out through the opening at the bottom of the lining.
Sew the lining closed and stuff it inside.
Topstitch around the top of the purse. This was also tedious because the opening is so small.
Sew on the button.
I like it except the missing hangy tabby thingy.