Bandanna Pocket - 2 Styles

Intro: Bandanna Pocket - 2 Styles

Don't you hate it when you wear jeans but the pocket is too small for your phone or even worse, they have those useless "fake pockets"? This Instructable will teach you how to make a pocket out of a piece of fabric such as a bandanna to wear on your pants.

Step 1: You Will Need:

• Bandanna (or other ~1 sq ft piece of fabric) • Pants with belt loops, such as jeans • Whatever you want to put in your pocket, like a phone or iPod

Step 2: Triangle Style

Lay the bandanna out flat and place your items right in the middle. For the rectangle style, jump to step 10.

Step 3: Fold

Fold one corner of the bandanna over your items.

Step 4: Roll

Roll the bandanna as if you were making it a headband. Grab hold of your stuff (which should be in the center of the longest side of the triangle) and roll it towards the open, right-angled corner.

Step 5: Insert

Insert one end of the rolled-up bandanna into a belt loop on your pants. I suggest one of the ones on the very left or right.

Step 6: Other Side

Insert the other side into the next belt loop forwards and pull it tight.

Step 7: Unroll

Find the other corners of the bandanna and pull them out and towards the front. This should create a downwards-pointing triangle as shown.

Step 8: Tie

Double knot the ends that went through the belt loops to secure the pocket to your pants. Tuck the loose ends behind if you don't want them hanging out.

Step 9: Finished!

Lift up the flap to pull out your stuff.

Step 10: Rectangle Style

Lay the bandanna out flat. Imagine a line running diagonally across it.

Step 11: Fold

Fold one corner of the bandanna slightly over the center line.

Step 12: Fold and Place

Repeat with the opposite corner and place your items in the center.

Step 13: Fold Again

Fold the entire thing in half hotdog style.

Step 14: Insert

Insert one end of the folded bandanna into a belt loop. I recommend the one on the very right or left of your pants.

Step 15: Other Side

Insert the other side into the next belt loop forward and pull it tight.

Step 16: Tie

Tie the loose ends at the front of your pocket.

Step 17: Finished!

You can now pull your items out of your pocket.



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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I actually started doing this a week or two ago without ever seeing this instructable and stumbled across it while looking for other ideas for things to do with my abundance of bandanas. It works like a charm for holding my phone out of my extremely heated pocket while welding. Thanks for getting it out there.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is a great project!

    Hey, you're 2 for 2! Welcome to the site, and thank you for sharing your projects here. Hope we see more neat stuff from you!

    1 reply

    Thank you! I will be posting tutorials for some other jewelry I designed and maybe some other things I come up with.