Updated on August 21, 2022 by Sarina
A few years back, I would never have imagined that my phone would become a part of my body! I mean, not literally, but figuratively it almost is.
I have it near me at all times. Panic sets in if I cannot find it. I could reach the whole world with it, and I can get in anywhere that matters with that small machine, and the fear that I would be locked out is real. So it makes sense that I would want it near me even when my hands are engaged, and I do not want to put it down anywhere? I can do it with a belt with the phone pouch attached.
I guess you are concerned for me by now. It may not be that desperate as all that and I may just want to do some gardening with my phone close by. This goes for that too.
Here is an easy way to make such a pouch that you can strap to your body with the phone inside – very easy to sew. Just a zippered pouch with a belt that fastens with velcro.
Make a Belt with Phone pouch (Velcro fastening)
Step 1 – Measure the phone
You need to measure the width of your phone – take it as A
You may also measure the length if you want to make the pouch smaller to fit the phone in length rather than the standard size I have made.
Step 2 – Gather the materials for the pouch
Cut out one rectangle fabric piece for the main pouch body – 10.5 inches in width ; length should be the width of the phone you measured A multiplied by 3
You also need 2 strap pieces for the belt – I have cut out 2, 6 inches wide fabric of length 13.5 inches.
Zipper of length 10.5 inches
2 velcro pieces 3.5 inches long
Step 3 – Sew zipper to fabric edge
Place the zipper face down on the fabric edge (10.5 inch edge) ; sew the zipper to the fabric edge.
Step 4 – Flip the zipper up
Bring the zipper right side up as in the picture
Step 5 – Sew other edge of zipper to fabric edge
Bring the othert edge of the fabric up over the top zipper edge. Sew the two together.
Step 6 – Turn it Rightside out
Bring out the pouch right side out. This is how it will look with the zipper closing the edges of the fabric. Cut the extra zipper edge (after bringing the zipper pull to the middle)
Step 7 – Prepare the strap of the belt.
Fold the side edges of the strap piece to the middle.
Fold the side edge to inside
Fold one edge to the inside – press in place
Press again by the middle
Press the strap piece by the middle again.
Top stitch the strap
Sew the strap on all 3 sides. Sew the other strap the same way.
Step 8 – Sew velcro to the ends
Seperate the velcro (Loop and eye fastener) and keep one of the sides (the loop side) on the strap and sew in place.
Step 9 – Sew velcro to the other strap
Ensure that you are attaching the velcro so that they overlap – use common sense to ensure you attach it right.
Step 10 – Keep the strap attached
Place the straps so that the velcro overlaps and are pressed together
Step 11 – Fold one long edge to the inside
Bring to the edge of the pouch to the inside (like you would for an inverted pleat)
Step 12 -Fold the other edge
Same way, fold the other long folded edge to the inside. Your pouch is now reduced in size at the edges. Press in place.
Step 13 -Insert the strap inside the folded pouch
Place the strap inside the pouch; Keep it face down.
Step 14 – Bring the strap edge and fabric edge together
Stuff the straps inside the pouch so that the cut edge of the strap and the fabric edge are aligned together. Pin in place.
Step 15 – Sew the other edge the same way
Bring the other end of the strap and the other end of the pouch fabric edge together.
Step 16 – Sew the edges
Sew the side edges – with the straps inside (The strap is inside ; you just cannot see it).
Important : Remember to open the zipper as you sew the edges, otherwise you wouldnot be able to turn the pouch rightside out.
Step 17 – Bring the pouch rightside out
Through the open zipper, bring the pouch right side out (straps and all)
The phone pouch with belt is ready
Straighten the folds and bring the corners neatly outside with something sharp but blunt. Everything looks neat and all But would it fit my phone?
Yes, it does
The phone fits nicely inside.