In a world where our phones are practically an extension of ourselves, having a stylish and functional way to carry them is essential. Enter the DIY Crossbody Cell Phone Bag Tutorial, a delightful guide to creating a mini crossbody cell phone bag with a flap, pocket, and removable strap. This little phone pouch is perfect for those times when you only need your phone and some cash, like at a carnival or live concert.
The tutorial is designed with simplicity in mind, using snap buttons as an easy fastener to avoid sewing a zipper. It offers the flexibility to contrast the inner and outer layers with two cotton fabric prints or use a single fat quarter fabric for a uniform look. You can even utilize fabric strips from scraps or a jelly roll fabric bundle to make the bag strap.
The step-by-step guide is comprehensive, starting with cutting the fabric for the back, front, pocket, and strap. The instructions for attaching the fusible fleece or quilt batting, folding the fabric, marking lines, and sewing are clear and easy to follow. The tutorial also includes details on how to make the flap, pocket, and strap, with specific measurements and tips for trimming and pressing.
One of the standout features of this tutorial is the option to turn the crossbody phone bag into a wristlet cell phone bag by cutting the strap into 12″ long before looping the swivel lobster clasps. The final size of the cell phone bag is around 4.5″ x 7.75″, large enough to fit an iPhone or Android phone, including the Samsung S20.
The back pocket is also perfect for storing cards or cash, adding to the bag’s functionality. The tutorial even includes a link to a ruffled wristlet tutorial if you want to make a shorter strap.
Whether you’re a seasoned sewer or just starting, this DIY crossbody cell phone bag tutorial offers a fun and rewarding experience. It’s not just about sewing; it’s about creating something practical and stylish that you can proudly show off. So grab your fabric, snap buttons, and sewing machine, and let’s create a chic phone bag together!