My husband brought me back some PJ pants with a cell phone pocket from his work trip and I was in love. I hate when pants don’t have pockets. I decided to add something similar to some of my pants that are pocket-less. Actually these particular pants had pockets, but the pockets were ripped and needed to be removed.
The nice thing about a pocket designed specifically for cell phones is that if it’s deep and narrow enough, it’s unlikely the phone will fall out. As a woman, this is a huge issue because our pockets are so small and we look like idiots dropping our phones all the time. But we are at a significant disadvantage when our pockets can’t even hold a credit card properly due to their size.
Step 1: Sew up the original pockets and cut out the lining. Skip if you don’t have original pockets.
Step 3: Fold the piece of fabric in half with the right sides together.
Step 4: Sew around two sides, leaving the top open.
Step 5: Turn the fabric right sides out through the top opening.
Step 6: Fold the top under and top stitched the top closed.
Step 7: Pin the pocket in place to the front of your pants. I wanted mine directly over the current pocket so it would hide it.
Step 8: Sew a “U” shape around the pocket, leaving the top open.
And you’re done. Very easy and now I have an attractive and perfect size pocket for my iPhone. I think I could’ve made it shallower by a couple inches and been fine, but I like how deep this is as my phone can’t slip out.
The only thing to note is that I only put one pocket on the right side… I’m a lefty. Total bad call. Should’ve gone with both sides or just the left side. I’ll probably add another pocket later.