Make an easy {Phone Purse} to carry your Phone & some change {Sewing Tutorial}

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This is an easy-to-sew zippered purse, just right and enough for going to the supermarket next door – your phone will fit in nicely in the center part and on the front zippered partition, you can slip in a card or two and some notes and maybe your house keys.

How to make the Phone Purse.

Step 1 – Cut out the fabric pieces for the phone purse

You can make this phone purse by cutting the following fabric pieces

1 outer piece – 8 inches * 4 3/4″

2 inner lining pieces – 8 inches* 4 3/4″

1 big front piece – 6 inches * 4 3/4″

1 small front piece – 2 inches * 4 3/4 “

1 piece of thin sponge sheet – 8 * 4 3/4″ ( or use interfacing)

You also need 2 nos. of 7 inch long zippers.

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Step 2 – Prepare the front part of the phone purse

Take the front big piece ( 6″*4 3/4″) and keep the zipper face down on this piece

Change your presser foot to the zipper foot and Stitch along the zipper teeth.

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Flip the zipper to one side – your fabric piece will look like this. You may top stitch along the edge of the fabric for a nicer look.

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Now keep the other smaller fabric piece (2 inches * 4 3/4″ ) face down on top of the zipper edge. Sew along the top edge – use the zipper foot here as well so that you can sew close to the zipper teeth

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Flip it open to find your front portion ready like the picture below.

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Trim this piece to the dimension 4 3/4 inch * 8 inches to match the rest of the pieces

I will call this piece A for easy identification in next steps.

Step 3 – Assemble the body of the phone purse

Take the outer piece, lining piece and the sponge – all cut in the same dimension. And one of the zippers.

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Keep the sponge in front of you ; keep the outer piece (face up) on top of the sponge. And keep the zipper along the top edge ( zipper face down)

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Keep one of the lining pieces on top of the zipper – keep all the top edges aligned. Pin in place

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You need zipper foot on your machine now – sew along the edge of the zipper teeth.

After you have sewn the edge, flip the lining to the back. Your piece will look like the picture below. ( the zipper edge will come between the outer + sponge and the lining piece.)

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I will call this piece B for easy identification in the next step.

You can now top stitch along the fabric edge so that it stays flat and looks nice

Step 4 – Sew the other side of zipper.

Now keep the stitched piece (piece B) right side up in front of you.

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Take the front part (piece A) on top of this face down

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Take the second lining piece and keep it on top of the piece A. Align the top edge of the zipper along the edge of the lining. 

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Sew along the edge ( close to the zipper teeth) with the zipper foot on.

When you finish stitching and open it up the piece will look like this.

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You can now top stitch along the fabric edge so that it stays flat and looks nice

Consider this as Piece C.

Step 4 – Assemble the whole phone purse.

Keep the piece you have stitched (piece C) infront of you , wrong side out with the zipper edges on top. Open the zipper half way and keep it open all through the next steps.

Sew along the three edges – the black lines in the picture below indicates the stitching line.

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Trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch along the stitching line. Finish the edges with zig zag stitching (you want a neat edge inside).

Bring the purse rightside out through the open zipper

Step 5 – Embellish your purse

Actually, I should have done this immediately after making the front portion (after step 1). But no, I have to do something in the reverse order. 

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Flower embroidery designs work best for these purses for women. I have made a little spider web rose with thin ribbon. 

If you want more or less a plain one, sashiko embroidery is an elegant option. You can find different ways to embroider flowers, embroider roses. 

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