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Easy Sew Cell Phone Pocket {Great for Pajama and Yoga Pants!}

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How to add an easy pocket to your pants to hold your cell phone.

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 2: My pockets are about 9.5″ tall by 4.5″ wide. Cut a piece of fabric that is 9″ wide and 9.5″ tall. I have an iPhone 5S… you may need to adjust the size depending on your phone.

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.

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Sunday 26th of April 2015

Oh, my goodness, who couldn't use another pocket? My yoga pants (no yoga involved, lol) drive me nuts b/c there is no pocket- why didn't I think of this? Thanks for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinned! :)

Mandee Pogue

Monday 20th of April 2015

Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!