Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Phone Charging Pocket Tutorial

Why leave your charging phone on the counter when you can put it in a cute pocket like this?


This was one of my Making Day projects.  The one I promised you a tutorial for... you know, three weeks ago (sorry about that).

Want to make one?  Let's get started!

You'll need:
  • Fabric (I used a print & a solid)
  • Fusible interfacing (heavyish)
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
Step 1: Cut out a 12" x 6" rectangle from each of: outer fabric, lining fabric and interfacing.


Step 2: (not pictured) Fuse interfacing to the wrong side of one of the fabric pieces.

Step 3: Pin fabric right sides together & sew around the rectangle with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Leave a few inches unsewn for a turning gap.  Clip the corners.


Step 4: Turn piece right side out and press.


Step 5: Top stitch around piece to close gap and give everything a nice finished look.

 


Step 6: Fold up the bottom of the rectangle to create a pocket.  I test fitted with my phone and eyeballed it.  Sew on top of the topstitching along each side of the pocket.


Step 7:  Another test fitting step.  Place the plug for your charger at the top of the pocket...


...trace around it.


...use a tight zig zag stitch to sew around the square (or other shape) you just traced.



...use a seam ripper to start the hole and then cut close to the stitching with small scissors.

Ta-da! Plug in your phone then tuck it, and all the wiring, into your cute pocket.

14 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I like my crafts to be useful. :)

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  2. A very good idea, so neat and pretty. Your fabric works are always inspiring. Your cakes are yummy as well.

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  3. Just made one Love this idea..
    Hugs
    Susan

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  4. Just wonderful!! Thanks a million for a wonderful tute!

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  5. making one as we speak! It is very simple, cute and cheap! Perfect college christmas presents.

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  6. Thank you for sharing with SewMamaSew!
    I made mine this afternoon in about 20 minutes flat.

    http://runningwithrocket.blogspot.com/2012/11/smart-charging-pocket.html

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  7. This is so cute! I saw it over on Sew Mama Sew and definitely going to make it!

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  8. Love this idea!! I'm making one for a gift for someone for Christmas. They have an iphone, but I don't. Can you tell me about how big that square is, for the plug that you cut out? Thanks!!

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  9. Sure thing! The square on mine is 1.25" on each side.

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    1. Perfect! Thank you, thank you!

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  10. Saw this on We All Sew and LOVE IT! Needed something for my teenage daughter that knows everything else she is getting for Xmas. Also going to try and adapt it for my younger ones handheld video games. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  11. Add a couple dots of Velcro or snaps, it would serve as an easy to find pouch to house the charger in your purse/luggage, etc..... Great idea!

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