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{Tutorial} Add a mobile phone pocket to your bag

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Here is an easy tutorial to add a mobile phone pocket to your bag lining specificaly to your Candy bag pattern or your Alex bag pattern.

This step must be done before assembling the lining.

Cut the pocket

Cut a  28 cm (11″) high par 14 cm (5 1/2″) wide rectangle.*

Cut a  28 cm (11") high par 14 cm (5 1/2") wide rectangle

Cut a 28 cm (11″) high par 14 cm (5 1/2″) wide rectangle

You can interface your rectangle of fabric if you feel it doesn’t have enough body. That’s what I did for my fabric which is a little too limp.

You can use the same fabric as the lining or a coordinating fabric, it is up to you. For this tutorial I chose a different fabric for the photos to be more “readable”.

* These dimensions should accommodate most phones. But don’t hesitate to change them to best suit your needs.

Sew the pocket

1 cm (3/8″) seam allowance is included.

1. Fold your rectangle in half height-wise, right sides together. Press lightly.

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Fold in half

2. Sew the sides and the lower edges closed, leaving a 7 cm (2 3/4″) opening in the middle of the lower edge.

Laisser une ouverture sur le bord inférieur

Leave an opening in the lower edge

3. Trim corners.

Dégarnir les angles

Trim corners

4. Turn the pocket right side out through the opening.

5. Poke out corners and fold in the seam allowances of the opening. Press.

Fold in the seam allowances of the opening

Fold in the seam allowances of the opening

Assemble the pocket to the lining

1. Pin the pocket to the right side of a lining piece 7 cm (2 3/4″) from the top edge and centering it width-wise.

The opening left at the previous step must be positioned downward.

Alex bag : pin the pocket on the lining piece that won’t have the zippered pocket.

Candy bag : pin the pocket on any of the 2 lining pieces but remember that this lining piece will have to be against the front of the bag during the “Assemble the bag to its lining” step of the instructions.

Pining the pocket to the Candy bag lining

Pining the pocket to the Candy bag lining

2. Topstitch the pocket using a very small seam allowance (0,2 cm) along the sides and lower edge.

Topstitch the pocket in place

Topstitch the pocket in place

Avec un portable Galaxy S3

Pocket with a Galaxy S3 phone inside

Voilà, you’ve just added a mobile phone pocket to your bag !

 Easy, isn’t it?

Tomorrow I’ll share a tutorial on how to add a zippered pocket to your Candy bag lining.

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