I gave myself a little break the week amidst my studying to do a quick sewing project. Here's my mobile phone pouch tutorial take 2! This is easier and better then my first one I made, you can check it out here.. It did the job but it had flaws (and not just my sewing) in the design. With this new design, you can knock it up in a mere old half hour.
I wanted to make this pouch for a little added protection and also because its pretty,well mainly because I wanted a pretty pouch to put my phone in. Hey what can I say I love pretty things!
I already have a hard case on my phone so I didn't need a hugely padded pouch just some added protection from scratches that could happen whilst its in your pocket or bag.
You don't need much for this project, it's really simple to make.
You need 2 pieces of fabric for the outer and the lining, I chose to do them both in the same material but it would be nice to have a different lining and outer. The white bit is just the interfacing to make it a little firmer. To close my pouch I used a small bit of ribbon to form a loop and a button.
All the material is folded in half in the picture so looks a lot smaller then they are but it's easier to cut them out like that. So basically they're double the length of what you see.
I didn't actually take any measurements I just placed my phone on the material to measure what I needed.
Take your outer material and add any embellishments to it. I added some lace to the front of mine. Pin the lace in place and sew it on. You may be wondering why I've pinned it so far up but that is going to be the front of the phone case as this piece of material will be folded in half in the end to form the pouch.
This next image may be clearer?
Next attach your interfacing, mines iron on so I ironed it onto the piece of material that will be the lining.
Once that's done and you've attached your decorative bits you need to sew the lining and the outer fabric together, you just need to sew the ends together and not the sides.
Place the material right sides together and you need to sew along the ends. When you sew what will be the top end or opening you need to stitch the ribbon in which you will be using for our closure.
Place the ribbon between the lining and the outer fabric facing downwards. You want to place it at the end that will form the back of the pouch so at the end opposite to where you stitched the lace on.
When you fold the material the right way round you should find the ribbon is poking out from the seam.
You now have a long strip of fabric, one side will form the outer of the pouch and the other will form the lining.
Fold the fabric in half so that the right sides facing are facing each other. Make sure all the edges are line up correctly and then sew along each edge.