Upcycled Pocket Phone Storage!


I needed a little bed pocket to store my phone. The pockets of an old sport coat worked perfectly! The top flap sits right between the mattress and box spring. No velcro needed. Easy 10 minutes (or less) project.

Supplies:

  • Old Sport Coat or other jacket. Tip: Go to Goodwill on Tuesdays - certain colors are 70% off! They always seem to have a surplus of old suit jackets in interesting patterns ;-).
  • Cotton fabric for backing
  • Sewing machine/thread
  • Scissors

Cut out the pocket. Make sure to leave a few inches on the bottom and sides and about  10-12 inches on the top. Pull away any jacket lining or interfacing.


Cut the cotton backing fabric to the same size.


Pin around, right sides together.


With a 1/2 inch hem allowance, start sewing on the top, a couple of inches away from the right top corner. Backstitch and sew around, leaving enough unstitched so that you can turn the pocket inside out.

Turn inside out and sew the top closed with a 1/4 inch hem allowance. Or topstitch the entire pocket. Up to you :-).


Tuck the top flap between your mattress and box spring.


Add phone.


Done! It's so cute. I love it! Time to make another one for the other side of the bed :-).

This might make a good project for craft fairs? Relatively cheap, fast and usable.

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