The universal mantra for when you walk out the door is "Wallet, phone, keys." The holy trinity of not screwing yourself over for the day. A friend of mine had a pocket bag that held this and only this with a two pockets. One on the back for your phone and wallet and a smaller pouch under a flap for your keys. However, she'd used it up. As in, it was hardly holding together and looked more like an artifact than a piece of clothing. So I took some time to recreate the pattern and made a bag as close to the original as possible.Once I had the basic pattern, I busted out a couple of prototypes to check the design and then dove into it. Since the pattern was working pretty well, I put it up here as a printable pattern. Or, if you are one of those people who gets greater satisfaction from knowing you could make it, but not having to, I put up a few on Etsy too.
Step 1: Materials
What you'll need:
- About 1/3 of a yard of thin leather or vinyl. A half of a small hide is enough, but you'll want it to be a longer rectangle than a square piece if possible. Longer pieces make sewing the strap much, much easier.
- About 1/3 yard of a lining material. You won't use it all, but a quarter yard won't have the width you'll need.
- Two 1/2" d-rings
- Two 1/2" clasps
- One 1/2" slider
- Two magnetic snap closures