How to Make a Cell Phone Wallet with Pocket

Need to take your phone and some ID and cash on the run? This cell phone wallet with pocket provides everything you need for take your phone on the go. This is a simple sewing project that a strong beginner or intermediate sewist can make. It has a zipper pocket for an ID and some cash and a zipper pouch for your phone. Not only that it doesn’t take long to put together and it is padded. So let’s get started.

I used fabrics from my stash that I purchased from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to or to get what you need for this project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you would like more wallet making projects check out my simple trifold wallet and bifold wallet.

What you will Need: How to Make a Cellphone Wallet with Pocket

  • 1/4 yd outer fabric
  • 1/2 yd lining fabric
  • 1/4 yd fusible foam
  • 1 8″ continuous zipper with slider
  • 1 26″ continuous zipper with slider
What you will need

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

Cut one outer fabric, 2 lining pieces and one fusible foam piece that measures 8″ x 8″. Cut one outer piece that measures 1.5″ x 10″ for the strap and two pieces that measure 2″ x 1 1/2″ for the zipper tab. One lining piece that measures 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the binding.

Step 2: Fuse the Foam

Fuse the foam to the outer fabric piece.

Fuse the foam

Step 3: Cut the Outer Fabric

Fold the outer fabric piece in half. Mark the center and cut the piece in half.

Cut the outer fabric

Step 4: Add the Zipper Tab

Place the zipper tab right sides together with one end of the 8″ zipper. The tab will be wider than the zipper. Stitch across the tabs using 1 1/4″ seam allowance. Fold the tab to the back side and fold there raw edge under. Stitch again . To secure. Trim off the excess.

Add he zipper tab

Step 5: Add the 8″ Zipper

Place the 8″ zipper right sides together with one of the outer pieces. Place one of the lining piece right sides down on the zipper creating a zipper sandwich. Pin or clip. Stitch the zipper through all layers. Turn right sides out and topstitch.

Add the 8″ zipper

Step 6: Add the other Outer Piece

Fold the lining up to meet the top of the zipper. Stitch to the top of the zipper. Place the other outer piece right sides up on your work space. Place the zipper right sides down on the outer piece and stitch through all layers. Open right sides out and topstitch along the zipper.

Fold up the lining

Step 7: Create the Tab

Take the 2″ x 1 1/2″ outer piece and fold the long raw edges to the center. Fold in half to enclose the raw edges and stitch along both long edges to secure.

Step 8: Add the Tab

Fold the tab in half and stitch the tab 1″ below the zipper.

Add the Tab

Step 9: Create the Strap

Create the strap in the same way that you created the tab. Fold the strap in half and place it at the end of the zipper where the zipper tabs and stitch.

Add the strap

Step 10: Add the Main Zipper

Take the zipper apart so that there is only one side. Place the zipper with the teeth facing in on the right side of the pouch you have created. Start at the top short end and stitch the zipper to the outer pouch rounding the corners as you go. Trim the corners so that they match the zipper. Clip the curves.

Add the main zipper

Step 11: Add the Lining

Place the final lining piece right sides together with the outer piece creating zipper sandwich. Stitch the lining to the zipper through all layers. Trim the corners and clip the curves. Turn right sides out. Topstitch all the way around. Add the zipper pull and cut off any excess zipper tape.

Step 12: Stitch the Bottom

Turn the bag wrong sides out. Stitch the bottom using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Place the binding right sides together and fold the short edges to the other side. Stitch. Fold to the other side and fold under the raw edge and stitch again. You have now finished your cell phone wallet with pocket.

Add the binding
Finished Binding
Finished cell phone wallet with pocket

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