Tutorial: iPhone Travel Pouch from Scraps

I joke that my naughty nieces think I can make them anything but it seems like they get this from their mother. Last week less than 24 hours before my sister was scheduled to fly to Thailand (while I had people over for a movie night, that had not started) she handed me some fabric and said she wanted a pouch to put her iphone, cord, and headphones in bwahahahaha. Seriously?

The next day after church she asked if she was going to get her bag I said she’d ever get a new pouch or I’d hand her a ziploc. I decided to take a shot at the bag and I think it turned out pretty cute. It was a pretty quick project as you can imagine. Here’s how you can make your own.

 What You Need


  • fabric scraps long piece 5×20 inches short pieces are each 5×5 inches
  • scrap of ribbon
  • small piece of rick rack
  • 1 button

What To Do

(click on image to enlarge)
  1. Sew the ends of the short pieces of fabric (this will be the bottom seam)
  2. Sew the other ends of the short pieces to the long piece. You will have a tube of fabric.
  3. With right sides together fold the fabric to align the outside pieces. You want the two short pieces to match up so the seam is at one end and the other edge of the short piece (my bird cages) lines up. See the 3rd picture.
  4. Pin so that fabric does not shift.
  5. Sew the two long edges leaving a small hole.
  6. Right side out the fabric and iron folding under the edges of the hole.
  7. Make a little tab by tying a knot in some ribbon and run the cut edge of the ribbon across a flame to keep it from unraveling.
  8. Line up the fabric so that the short edges of the bottom fabric meet and position ribbon. Stitch around the both side edges. Iron down flap.
  9. Sew on rick rack to flap edge (if you want it to be extra pretty you can do this step before you flip the whole thing so it’s sandwiched nicely inside the layers but I decided to add this detail at the end).
  10. Sew on a button.
  11. Sew a buttonhole and cut.
  12. Take pictures of your beautiful creation and email them to me or post them on the raegun facebook page…umm I mean look at your beautiful new pouch and stuff it with goodies (really I’d love to see yours if you make one!)


This obviously doesn’t have protection it’s more of a keep it all together type of pouch but you could add a layer of felt to give it extra padding if you want. You could easily make all different sizes by adjusting the measurements. Really I just cut out some fabric and sewed the ends together and folded it to see how I wanted it. I see more of these in my future, I’m thinking a smaller one for my iPod nano.


  1. That is really cute! All you crafty bloggers come up with such clever ideas. :-)

  2. This is really cute!! I pinned, maybe one day I will learn to sew!

  3. So cute! I love the idea of a tiny one for a nano.

  4. It’s a CUTE little pouch! Your scrappy fabric is super cute too!

  5. Love this! Hahaha.. such quick “made to order” items ;)

  6. woot woot i love this! i attempted this last year and i failed.. but i will have to try again with your tute! thanks :)

  7. This is so cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  8. Great idea. Thanks

    I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked up a simple little cheese and cracker plate
    Have a super week.

  9. I love this! I might have to try making one for my iPod!

  10. Good Morning,

    it´s a great idea and i think it should look great at my iphone as well :)…Soo let´s give it a try.

    Greetings from Berlin,


  11. This is a great idea…one I may think about even including in my purse for every day. I’d love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.


  12. It’s such a beautiful pouch Marissa! Love the fabric too!!

    I lost my iPod.. wish I could find it.. maybe if I make it a pouch home it will come back?

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  13. Super Duper Cute! You need to tell your sister that she is lucky to have you as a sister and she better bring you something good back from Thailand.

  14. So cute! Just dropping by to let you know that I loved your project and featured it on homework today. Have a great weekend and thank you for linking up on the Inspiration Board.

  15. Great tutorial and I love your fabric choices! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  16. This is super cute – I love the bird and birdcage fabric you used!! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime. I’m pinning this.

  17. That is adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

  18. this is awesome… gotta make it

  19. Just made this tuned out GREAT!!
    Thank you :)

  20. So cute! So simple :) thanks for a great tutorial with lovely pics!

  21. this came out beautiful! Perfect to keep your cell phone from getting all scratched up (like mine is now – ha!). I hope you will consider hopping on over to SewSet and uploading a photo of it into the sewing pattern and tutorial search engine so others can find it in the future!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    – Jess, SewSet.com

  22. LOVE it! I’m going to make some for iPhone, iPads, iPod you name it maybe even my macbook! no, I’m not obsessed with apple products ;)! Great post thanks for sharing! Laura stopping by from Real Momma and the Best of Your Best Blog Hop!

  23. So cute, I could have totally used this for the beach last weekend, Once I get my craft room ready this is on the list for sure!thanks so much for linking up at the the Best of Your Best Blog hop at Miss Information!


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