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.
Step 1: 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)