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How to Sew a Cell Phone Bag and Free Pattern

Photo: Sloan Howard

In "Fast & Fabulous Purses", Threads #178 (April/May 2015), Judith Neukam shared a pattern and step-by-step instructions for sewing a quick-to-make clutch bag. While this elegant little bag gives you enough room to store your wallet among other essentials, you may find a time when all you need to carry is your cell phone. For such occasions, we're offering a free, downloadable pattern to make a stylish bag just for your mobile device.

how to sew a cell phone bag for your iphone or other smartphone   To make this cell phone bag you'll need the instructions found in the original story. The bag is narrower than the clutch pattern shown in the article. It has a 90-degree gusset folded four times to create pleats, as shown.

Print the free pattern, then enlarge it so the 1-inch sample square measures 1 inch on a side. You can do this on a photocopier, or you can hand-draft the pattern on paper with a 1-inch grid. 

download free cell phone bag pattern  

As you can see, we've included gusset foldlines and the punch-hole placements. Notice in the original instructions that you'll need to hand-sew the free edge of the gusset to the bag front (Step 3 beneath "Anchor the Gusset" page 31), because the 90-degree gusset has a free edge.

Click to download free cell phone bag pattern    

Do you plan on sewing this cell phone bag? If so, be sure to share your creations in our Readers Closet photo gallery. 

Comments (5)

justinvaseur88 justinvaseur88 writes: Minded work. Very unique designed bag
Posted: 4:02 am on July 31st

JonaWilloughby JonaWilloughby writes: Very nice pattern
Posted: 3:14 am on January 18th

caroline75 caroline75 writes: That is some seriously advanced sewing techniques, i don't think i'll be abot to do that, but i'll try!
Posted: 5:33 am on August 10th

Garber75 Garber75 writes: very nice pattern for bags. I was thinking it to be very difficult. Thank you
Posted: 8:03 am on July 22nd

JennyD JennyD writes: I didn't think to create something small like that but it can be a good way and also to change my routine. Thanks for idea ! I'll take a look
Posted: 11:30 am on July 15th

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