I hope you find this helpful! All of this tutorial can be made on a standard sewing machine, but for ease, I would suggest making this version on a walking foot industrial sewing machine.
I made this at TechShop!
TechShop Pittsburgh: http://www.techshop.ws/pittsburgh.html
TechShop homepage: http://www.techshop.ws/
Step 1: Get Your Materials Together
- Thread: This is not pictured, but I used an all purpose white.
- Fabric: From the dimensions of my phone (height, length, and depth), I cut out fabric pieces according to this equation:
width of fabric = twice the width of my phone + twice the depth of my phone + 1"
length of fabric = length of my phone + 1"
My pieces ended up being 6"x6".
For the strap, I just eyeballed a good length from the lining material, and used a 2" width.
The outside was poly vinyl (the thickness is shown in one of the pictures), and the lining was a medium weight cotton.
- Rotary cutter (or shears)
- Pins or duct tape depending on your fabric
- Standard sewing machine
- Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine
- Thread cutter (The sewing machine I used actually had one built in)
- Iron/ironing board (makes hems easier, but make sure your fabric can be ironed.)
Step 2: Make Hems for the Top of the Pouch
In order to make the hem on the lining, fold 1/4" of the fabric and iron (make sure it's the side of the fabric that will be the top). Fold half of this ironed portion in on itself and iron again. You should now have an 1/8" inch ironed fold. Pin this down with the pins perpendicular to the fold. Straight stitch the fold - making sure to take out the pins as you go.
At the end of this step you should have two pieces that are hemmed on the side that will be the top of the pouch.
Step 3: Make the Strap
Step 4: Attach the Strap to the Outside Piece of Fabric
Step 5: Attach the Lining to the Outside Piece
Step 6: Stitch the Pouch Into Its Shape
Straight stitch over this one side and the bottom of the outside fabric - be sure to cut a hole where you want your strap to attach on the outside fabric. I would strongly suggest using a walking foot industrial sewing machine for this step because you are stitching over many layers of fabric in the middle of the stitch.
If you flipped your tube inside out, it would look like the last photo above (don't do this yet).
Step 7: Make the Bottom of the Pouch Flat
Take your phone out of the pouch. Stitch along the marking you made. Cut off the extra fabric.
Your pouch will now have a flat bottom.
Step 8: Close Up the Lining Hole and Finish
Fold in about 1/4 to 1/2" of the lining. Iron this down and pin if you would like. Straight stitch the hole closed.
In order for the lining to lie flat against the bottom, stitch the sides at a 45 degree angle and cut off the excess fabric. Push the lining inside and you're done!
Congrats! You now have a pouch for your phone. If you want an easier version of this instructable or you could do without the lining, check this out: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Pouch/