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Recycled Denim Cell Phone Pocket

I needed a cloth pocket for my new cell phone to protect it in my purse and did not want to spend a lot of money on a manufactured one when I have fabric and craft stuff laying around the house. I did use a bit of needle and thread, but realized at the end that this entire project can be done with just craft glue.

This project is easy enough for a child to do, but I highly recommend adult supervision with the scissors and the glue.

I used a pair of toddler child's blue jeans (size 4T) that all 3 of my kids had worn but the poor jeans had outlived its usefulness. This pocket is not only useful, it's sentimental as well. I decorated this with an iron-on patch (that I glued down with fabric glue) but you could leave it plain, paint it with fabric paint, etc.

Since I had all of the materials already, this didn't cost me a dime, but all the items I used are very inexpensive at a store like Wal-mart and can also be found at any craft or fabric store. If you don't have a pair of blue jeans that have pockets that will fit your cell phone or are not to your liking, you can pick up a pair inexpensively at a thrift store or even free from your local Freecycle.org group.
 
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Step 1: Items Needed

Picture of Items Needed
Items Needed:

  • Blue Jeans with two intact rear pockets
  • Heavy duty scissors
  • Fabric glue (I used Aleene's Fabric Fusion)
  • Fray glue (I used Tailor's Fray Block)
  • Hook and loop closure (I used Velcro brand) (Note, do not use magnetic closure or a snap, both can damage the cell phone.)
  • Needle and thread (optional, not pictured)
bpetty65408 months ago
Great idea!!
badart2 years ago
Awesome!
Antoneta3 years ago
Wonderful idea!! :)
I'll try snd myself to do it. Ihope I can...
Thank you for this very cute thing.
very nice!good instructions
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