Friday, April 1, 2011

Tutorial: iTouch Pouch

As promised here is the tutorial on how to make a iTouch pouch. 
First, measure your iTouch.  Mine is 4 1/2" x 2 1/2".  If you were doing a iPhone or other type of phone you'd want to take the depth measurement also.  But since the iTouch is pretty flat I didn't bother with that measurement.

For this project you will need:
  • 2 pieces of fabric that measure 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" (one of the inside the other for the outside of the pouch).  
  • 2 pieces of fabric that measure 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" these will be for the pockets.
  • 1 piece of thick interfacing (I used Pellon 70) that measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/2",
  • 1 small hair band or 3" of small piece of elastic; and
  • 1 button.

 Take your two pocket pieces (6 1/2" x 5 1/2") and fold in half so you have two 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".  Press

Top stitch 1/8" from the fold. 

 Lay your interfacing down on the table. 

Now lay your inside fabric right side up ontop of the interfacing. 

Lay the two pocket pieces on top of the inside fabric so that the folds are facing one another.  
Line up the raw edges.  
Next take the rubber band or elastic piece and lay it in the middle of one of the shorter ends so that the loop lays to the inside.  (I taped mine down instead of pinning to avoid a big 'pin bump'')

Next lay the outside piece face down on-top of your pile. 

Pin everything to hold in place.

Stitch starting on one long end 2 inches away from the edge.  
Now sew all the way around the pouch stopping 3" away from where you started.  (You will be turning your project inside out through this opening so you'll want to leave plenty of space to do that.)

Clip your corners so that everything will lay nice and flat once you get it turned right-side out.  Once it's turned right-side out press it flat with your iron.  

Top stitch 1/8" away from the edge, going all the way around.  This will not only give your pouch a nice finished look, but it closes up that opening so you won't have to do it by hand. 

Sew your button on by hand to the side of the pouch opposite from where the elastic is.
Voila!  A pretty pouch to hold your iTouch, phone or if you make it a little smaller it will hold business cards, gift cards etc. 
Have fun and post what you make on our flicker page.

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