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Picture of Lined Poly Vinyl Cell Phone Pouch
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Many times, I just need a small container for my phone and my ID, and it has to be able to go through a little wear and tear.  Looking through the remnants section of my local fabric store, I found some teal poly vinyl so I decided to make a waterproof pouch for my cell phone and the few cards I usually carry.  I first made an unlined version (http://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Pouch/), and then I decided to take it up a notch with a second version and added some medium weight cotton lining.

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/
 
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Step 1: Get your materials together

- Ruler
- 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.
Dimensions: 2"x5"
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
Optional:
- 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.)
I love what you made it is so cool