Tuesday 1 April 2014

Across the Pond for a Phone Pouch

April Fools day sees a nice, new project for the Across the Pond Sew Along - the mobile phone pouch or camera pocket.  A project small enough to fit into a spare hour yet sweet enough to make a lovely gift for Mother's Day (which was last Sunday here in England). 

There are lots of phone and camera pouch patterns on-line whether you like sewing, knitting, crochet or felt-work.  Susie from Susie's Sunroom, has been out pattern hunting and has found some lovely little offerings.  And here are a few of my favourite FREE tutorials:
First up - perfect for a phone or camera is this easy little number:
Samelia's Mum Mobile Phone Case

This patchwork gem from Sandra will capture your heart and have you reaching for your scrap bag:
Cherry Heart Phone Case
If time is really short and you are looking for a quick pouch for your phone, camera or sunglasses then look no further than the poppy pocket drawstring pouch from Isewfree.
I Sew Free Camera Pouch
And remember those nifty little circular pouches we made – well Erin has a perfect open pouch tutorial that can clip onto your bag or belt loop):
Dog Under My Desk Phone Pouch

If crochet is your thing then how about this pretty flower pocket from Julia Crossland
Garden Flower Pouch
I have recently purchased a little Nikon digital camera and wanted a new pouch for it so I added a little bit of applique to Fairy Face’s phone cozy.  What I didn't realise when I picked this pattern was just how lovely it would turn out. 
Fairy Face Last Minute Phone Cozy
I added a bit of Patchsmith appliqué:
with a touch of Bonnie and Camille fabric on the back

One recommendation – if you make this pouch for a camera you might want to omit the wrist strap.  Most cameras come with a wrist strap that hangs neatly out of the top of this pouch whilst the button fastening ensures the camera doesn’t fall out.

I've gotta say - I love this little pouch.  I love it so much I intend to make a bunch of them to give as Christmas treats.  Of course I will add a Patchsmith touch – an appliqué lamb on one and a robin on another.   And when done I will post pictures to the Across the Pond Sew Along Flickr group

Fancy joining in?  I do hope you can. 

Until next time ..................... 



  1. Your butterfly appliqued phone cozy is really beautiful!! I love the fabrics you chose with your scraps and applique. This project will make just lovely gifts.
    And I am going to bookmark the other patterns that you found! So many fun projects.


  2. Oh cute. I need camera pouch since December :-) will I finally make it? We'll see.

  3. Great research - I had no idea there were so many resources for phone pouches out there, and you have chosen a beauty! The applique touch adds so much sweetness, too. It's sew Patchsmith!