Cotton Spice presents…Blue Moon River, Susan Brubaker Knapp

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by Susan Brubaker Knapp
A free “use me and share me!? pattern

MATERIALS:
– Scraps of fabric for outside
– Piece of fabric for backing approximately 10″ square
– button or charm
– perle cotton or thread (to tie button or charm)
– 1″ square Velcro
– thread for piecing and quilting
– batting, approximately 10″ square
– caribeener clip

DIRECTIONS:
Please read all the directions before you begin!

1. Measure your cell phone. Use this formula to determine how big to make the outside of your pouch:diagram5.jpg
Width: (cell phone width x 3) + 1″
Length: cell phone length x 2 1/2″
For example, my phone is 2″ wide so I needed a piece 2″ wide by 3 1/2″ long, so I needed a piece for the outside that was 7″ x 6″.

2. Sew your scraps together to create a piece for the outside of your pouch. (See photo 1.) Cut a piece of batting 1/2″ longer and wider than your outside piece. Cut or piece a backing piece 1/2″ longer and wider than your batting piece. Layer in this order:backing piece (face down); batting; pieced outside (face up)diagram61.jpg. (See photo 2.)

3. Pin and quilt. An overall quilting motif that is fairly small is best. I used a square spiral on one pouch, and a pebble design on the other. Trim this piece for the outside of your pouch, using this formula:
Width: (cell phone width x 2) + 2 1/2″
Length: cell phone length + 1 3/4″
For my phone, I needed to trim my outside piece to 6 1/2″ wide by 5 1/4″ long. (See photo 3.)

4. Cut a strip of fabric 2″ long by the width of your piece. (In my case, this was a piece 2″ x 6 1/2″) Fold it in half lengthwise, right sides out, and press. Pin it to the top edge of the outside, with raw edges aligned. Sew the strip to the outside with a 1/4″ seam. (See photo 4.)

5. Fold the binding around to the back of the outside and pin. From the front, sew right under the binding edge, catching the folded edge on the back side. (See photo 5.)diagram7.jpg

6. Fold the outside, right sides together, with the binding at the top. Pin along the raw edges, and sew a 1/4″ ” seam. Then zig-zag along the same raw edges. (See photo 6.) Take care and go slowly; you are sewing through many bulky layers.

7. Turn the pouch right side out. (See photo 7.) Cut a 1″ piece of Velcro. Take one half and position it at the cediagram8.jpgnter of the inside back, just under the binding, and sew it down. Take the other half and position it at the center of the inside front, just under the binding, and sew it down. (See photo 8.)

8. For the loop, cut a piece 4×2″. Fold it in half lengthwise, right side out, and press. Then fold in and press each side again (See photo 9.) This leaves the raw edges inside the strip. Topstitch very close along both long edges. (See photo 10.)

9. Sew the strip together in a circle by folding it in half, and then making a 1/4″ sea m along the short raw edge. Turn right side out. Fold the ldiagram10.jpgoop in half, tucking the seam at one end. Pin the loop to the top of the back of the pouch, and sew it down so that this spot is trapped in the new seam and does not show. (See photo 11.) Take care and go slowly; you are sewing through many bulky layediagram9.jpgrs.diagram111.jpg

10. On the front, hand sew on a button or charm at the top. This makes it easier to pull the pouch open when you need to get out your phone. If you add a caribeener clip to the loop, you can clip your cell phone pouch to your purse strap, belt, or to a loop inside your purse. (See photo 12.) You are done! Enjoy!

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Visit Susan’s blog at wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/ and her website is www.bluemoonriver.com

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9 Responses to “Cotton Spice presents…Blue Moon River, Susan Brubaker Knapp”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I wish I had a cell phone! This will make really nice gifts.

  2. Hanne Says:

    Thanks for the pattern! Nice blog!

  3. Thaleia Says:

    Too Cute! This pattern could be adapted to be slightly bigger for a toddler’s purse or left little for a doll baby’s purse. Now I have to decide on what funky fabric to use or maybe make something elegant from satin and lace for the company Christmas party. THANKS!

  4. Thaleia Says:

    A few more uses:
    ipod holder but put a strap around the back to fasten on your arm for exercising

    mono adhesive holder for scrapbooking

    tape measure holder

    remote holder to prevent a lost remote or great for someone bedridden

    business card holder to help remind you to pass out your business cards

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