Tutorial: Easy Peasy iPhone Pouch

I wanted to blog about a couple of things but they may have to remain secret. So I’ve broken my blog silence with a tutorial. I thought you might enjoy!

My original measurements were well out- any idea what I could use a mini pouch like this for? It’s 11cm tall so it could hold a couple of lipsticks…

So on to the tutorial!

Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of outer fabric
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of lining fabric
One 4″ x 4″ piece of pocket fabric
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of cotton wadding
A bit of buttonhole elastic
A button

1) Take the pocket piece and fold the top edge over by 1/8″ – 1/4″ and press. Fold over again and press. Then top stitch to hold your fold in place.

2) Position the pocket on the front piece with right sides up and sew the sides of the pocket into position as close to the edge of the fabric as you dare and definitely less that 1/4″ seam allowance.

3) Layer a lining piece and the top right sides together followed by a wadding piece and sew along the top of the pouch. Set aside.

4) Cut a piece of button hole elastic so that it will go round your button when you eventually sew it on, plus  1/2″ extra. Fold it in half. Find the middle of the top of the back piece of the fabric, layer with wadding underneath and position the elastic in the middle, raw edges matching. Sew across less than 1/4″ from the top, reverse over and then sew again to secure in place. Layer the lining piece right sides together and sew along the top as with the front piece.

5) Press open. Then, with right sides together, match the lining pieces together and the outer pieces and sew round the edge. I started 1/3 from the corner on the lining and finished 1/3 way past to leave 1/3 in the middle of the lining to turn it the right way round. Clip the corners and turn right side out through the lining gap.

6) Fold the lining raw edges into itself and sew close to the edge. You can whipstitch the opening by hand if you prefer- I’m just lazy! Fold the lining inside and press. Sew on a button to the front. Choose one a good size for the elastic.











  1. Posted August 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial thankyou. What about pocket tissues in the mini pouch?

  2. Teri
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Great idea for using up scraps! Your mini one up there at the top, if wide enough, would be great for carrying bank and credit cards or loose cash, flash drives, Would even be a great little pouch for my Sansa MP3 player!

  3. Stefani
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Love the iPhone case. Looks like just what my iPod needs. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. 🙂

  4. MrsThomo
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this tutorial i have managed to make one! Really impressed wiht the results. Many thanks

  5. Posted March 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial, thanks, can I ask, where does the yellow fabrc with the bears come from?

  6. Kerry
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi Barbara, I’m not sure of the actual print name but I can tell you it’s by Kokka and there’s a red/orange variation too. I bought mine at the Festival of Quilts from the Eternal Maker here in the UK.

  7. Shannon N
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to teach myself to sew. I don’t have the money for a machine just yet though. So, i am always looking for easy things to make. Thank you for posting this! My cracked iphone also thanks you! 🙂

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