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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tabbed phone pouch

I was in my 40s before I owned a pair of jeans. Now I live in them. One reason for my late addiction is pockets. I carry my phone - link to communication, information and photography - in the pocket of my jeans. On the day I go to Pilates - and wear leggings - I reluctantly carry my phone in my bag. Recently I have bought some fabulous leggings from Bundarra and would love to wear them more often, but not at the expense of having my phone in my pocket.
The problem, however, has been solved thanks to the ingenuity of Barbara Mullan, of Kantha fame. At one of our last Embroiderers' Guild workshops Barbara showed me a zippered pouch she had made that attaches to her leggings. She has sewn buttons to her leggings and loops on to the pouch. This is my version, using her idea.                                                                                                                                                          
I used some squares of fabric from Indigenous artists, backed it with wadding and roughly quilted it.
I added a zip and tabs
as well as lining.

It is sized to fit my phone.
I found a range of interesting buttons that fit snuggly into the loops.
Following Barbara's example, I stitched 2 buttons on to each of the leggings, with small buttons on the back for strength. 
I admit to being impatient and guessing the position of the buttons rather than trying them all on. It would have been better to try them. I have made an adjustment on one pair of leggings so far.

It works a treat. Something else for which I have to thank Barbara Mullan and the Embroiderers' Guild - the benefits of membership extend beyond classes and groups - there's also a great exchange of ideas and solutions!


Monica said...

Oh, those are some beautiful fabrics, Jillian. This seems like a good solution, and I know you will enjoy using it!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

What a super idea and you did such a great job on making your pouch. Very neat :)