Phone Pouch with Zipper Pattern

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Phone Pouch with Zipper Pattern can be found here –Phone Pouch with zipper pattern . (It opens on a separate page, click the link again and the pattern will open. Print at 100%.)

(Update: The adorable fabric that I used I had won at a giveaway with Brown Bird Designs Quilts. It was custom designed by her is available for sale at Spoonflower here. I didn’t include this in the original post because my sewing room is so cluttered and I couldn’t find my original package from her. I was lucky enough to stumble across her site again and I definitely want to give credit where credit it do.)

The pattern is only for the larger size since the smaller one was a bit too tight for a smart phone.  If you have a non smart phone, use larger seams.

Again the attached pattern is for a smart phone – my template was for an IPhone 5.


Cut 1 piece of “A” of outside fabric.  This piece needs to have batting. I used a fusible batting but any scrap of batting will work.

Cut 1 piece of “B” of outside fabric again. This piece too will need batting.

Now cut lining.  I interfaced both pieces just to keep the shape but it isn’t necessary to use.

Cut 1 piece of “A” from lining fabric.

Cut 1 piece of “B” from lining fabric.

To make the zippered section: Using another piece of fabric, cut out another piece B (this make 3 total of B that you have cut out.) Measure 3″ up from the bottom – which is the rounded not curved side.  Cut the pattern piece in half on the 3″ mark.  You can mix and match these pieces, piece, or applique.  Use your imagination but anything looks great.

To Make:

My zippers were too big. Not an issue since a zipper can easily be cut. Position zipper in the center of the top section of the cut “B” piece. Sew using a zipper foot.

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Sew the other side of the cut piece ‘B’ to the other side of the zipper. Press flat.

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Sew a 1-1/2″ piece of velcro to the top of the zippered piece.  It should be centered and 3/4″ down from the top raw edge.

Place the zippered piece on top of the of lining piece ‘B’. I stitched around the outside only because on my original test pattern, I hadn’t stitched it down and I didn’t catch the fabric when I sewed everything together. Takes one minute to stitch around the outside  – stitch close to the edge.

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Place the outside piece ‘B’, wrong sides together on top of the zippered piece. Sew the top curved edge together using a 1/4″ seam. Clip curves, turn and press flat.

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I again stitched around the outside edge to catch all edges. It also gives me a chance to see if I cut uneven and allows me to trim up the edges.

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Sew the other side of  Velcro to the top center of the lining piece ‘A’.  Again 3/4″ down.


Lay zippered piece face up on top of lining piece ‘A’ . Again I stitched the outside edges only because I had to throw my test piece away and it was such cute fabric. It isn’t necessary to do all the catch stitching.

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Place batting piece ‘A’, right sides together on top of your lining piece and zippered piece.

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Starting at the top of the zippered piece (notice where the bump is) and stitch all around piece ‘A’ using a 1/4″ seam. About 2″ from the starting point, stop. Back stitch to secure.

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It will seem as if it will not all fit through that hole but it can. Be patient and don’t pull and rip the fabric.  Reach in and try to grab the zippered piece and it will turn right sides out quickly.

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Press flat paying close attention to the opening.  Press under paying attention to make the fold appear as if it is part of the seam. Hand stitch closed.  That is it. Done. Super Duper Cute.

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When I am out walking I don’t always have pockets in my shorts but still want my phone and don’t want to carry it. There I added a loop with a key ring and made a matching lanyard.

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To make the lanyard, cut a piece of fabric 2″ x 33″ long.  I press this piece in half, then folded in and pressed the outside pieces. Fold again and press and the piece is now 1/4″ x 33″ long. At work I must wear a badge and I hook my badge to a lanyard. The best way I have found to make a lanyard is to cut and press my fabric as above but before sewing around the edges, I stitch the piece together. I unfold the pressed edges, stitch a 1/4″ seam and fold the fabric back together. Now I stitch both edges.

To make the loop, cut a piece 2″ x 3″. Fold and press as above and simply fold under and stitch to the back of the phone pouch.


When I wear mine, everyone wants one. They are quick and easy and I’m making a stash because they take scraps to make and will make a perfect little gift for co-workers and extra gifts at Xmas.

Phone Pouch with zipper @

If you have any questions, ask and I’ll answer.

See you next time.



41 thoughts on “Phone Pouch with Zipper Pattern

  1. They are quite beautiful! I love that they have the little zippered pocket, to put keys and such little things. This makes it a perfect bag for a stroll. Thank you for the tutorial! Perfect for making gifts. Now I have to get some of those key rings… :-)

  2. Woohoo!! So glad you linked this up the best from your blog this week at our Bewitchin Projects block party! Be sure to come back again on Sunday starting at 6am EST over at to link up your projects again–the linky party runs from Sunday to Thursday each week 😀


~Cathy Mini~

  3. These are so well made! You’ve done a wonderful job and I’m sure everyone who receives one will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing the pattern and directions.

  4. This is so clever – a lady I work with is wanting to make a pouch like this to carry her phone and keys in when she goes walking so I will send her the link to your fab tutorial!

  5. Thank you “sew” very much! I’ve been looking for something like this and can’t wait to make several of them for me and my family! ☺

      • I have no idea how to contact you and hate to post this here but I’m in the middle of making the phone pouch and am having trouble understanding your directions. I am a seasoned sewer but need help with this. If we could email each other to avoid boring others with my questions I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

    • I won the print fabric. Isn’t it the cutest? If you haven’t checked out the Giveaway List, check it out. It is at the top of the page. I have people writing all the time they won something. Thanks for writing. Happy Tuesday to you.

  6. Very cute! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  7. This is really cute and can’t wait to make one. Question though, is the zippered part separate from the main part? After I put my phone in the top, could I put maybe my ID/bank card in the zipper part? I can’t tell if it’s going to be two separate sections or just one with two openings.

    • Hi,

      Yes the zipper part is separate from the phone part. The zipper section is large enough to hold a credit card or your keys and it isn’t touching the phone. If you have other questions, just ask. Have a good day.

  8. Hi Debbie! Thanks for posting this tute, I made it last night for my sister’s birthday. I found one part really confusing, and so it didn’t come out 100% right for me. I was wondering if you might help me clarify? The part where you say: “Place the outside piece ‘B’, wrong sides together on top of the zippered piece. Sew the top curved edge together using a 1/4″ seam. Clip curves, turn and press flat.” really confused me. I had already placed the wrong side of the zippered piece to the right side of the lining fabric as shown in your picture. What I ended up with, then, was a raw edge on the curved part of side B, and the wrong side of lining piece “B” on the main pouch. Should I have cut two pieces of lining fabric ‘B’? I took some pictures I could send if that helps. I’d be SO grateful if you could clarify as this is such a wonderful gift. THANK YOU.

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  10. Hello!
    Yes, I was also confused on this part, just a little different question. You have a face up zippered peice placed on top of the right side of the lining. Sew around edges.
    Then, here is my big confusion, don’t you place the “right” sides together of that peice onto
    the batted liner peice. Right sides together, stitch 1/4″ off curved top edge, clip curves, turn right sides out & press. Then, sew around edges to secure in place? I’ve always put right sides together. You stated wrong sides together. Will you please clarify? I just love this wristlet. Can’t wait to understand so I can get one made! Thanks!

    • Are you referring to the zipper part? If so, the zippered pocket isn’t lined. Therefore you would place the wrong side of the zipper piece to the front piece of the pouch. Then when you stitch the back, you would consider the zipper piece the front piece—-eeek. That sounds confusing. Maybe because I wrote the instructions on the post that is sounds clear to me. Look at the pictures closely. You will see the right side of the front poking through the zipper. I think once you start sewing and looking at the pictures it will make sense. If it doesn’t, send me a pic of where you are getting confused and I’ll help.

  11. am desperate for your pattern, I tried to follow your tutorial without it, but don’t know sizes of pieces, please send it, I need to make one for my daughter in laws birthday on three days, thanks so much

      • Hi thank you for sending me the pattern, I was in a hurry and I confess I tried to figure it out without the pattern by following your amazing tutorial so I made a template and cut out pieces and interfaced but I could not figure out piece b as there is no pic of the whole piece in the tutorial. Next ones I will square off the flap to make the part left open that needs hand stitching, I could machine it neater and I may add another zip pocket. I plan on making a bigger one for my iPad mini and use bubble wrap for padding and perhaps two tabs for more even hanging, the possibilities are endless !!
        Thanks again, Wendy

  12. I tried clicking everything I could to get the pattern but could not find it. I would appreciate having the pattern. Looks like a fun easy pattern. Thank you.

  13. Hi, I am printing the tutorial for this, it looks darling. However, the print job is now 19 pages with everyone’s responses. Why can’t the tutorial print without all the replies? Wastes a lot of ink and paper that I have to throw away.

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