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Turn blue jeans cuffs into DIY cell phone pockets

Have a loved purse that would be a perfect purse if it JUST had a cell phone pocket? I have more than one of these great purses that has the perfect shape, size, look and fabric but has either inadequate or no cell phone pocket. Take my Trades of Hope Sonia purse – this purse is so beautiful in quality and looks. It’s a lovely bag with no extra pockets.

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Now I’m not much of a sewer, but I cut off some capris the other day because I didn’t like the style of the legs anymore to make them into shorts. Then I had these cuffs left, just lying there staring at me.

jeans cuffs to diy cell phone pocket

So I cut even more fabric off till about 1 1/2″ from the cuff and button. So much of the work is already done for me. I simply turned out the inside flaps of the bag and zig-zagged the cuff onto the flap.

jeans cuffs to diy cell phone pocket

jeans cuffs to diy cell phone pocket

I had to tuck the fabric in a bit so it didn’t flop outward from the weight of the phone.

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Then it flipped down into a cellphone pocket. Perfect size and I preserved the detail of the button.

turn blue jeans cuff into cell phone pocket diy

It’s amazing how much more organized my purse is with just this one additional pocket.

I think I’ll put one on the other side for keys or sunglasses – it was so easy. After all I still have the other leg! 🙂

BTW, the shorts are cute, too. 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Turn blue jeans cuffs into DIY cell phone pockets”

    1. It’s not my strong point. But my sister tried so hard to teach me to sew (clothes!) and since that’s probably the hardest thing I can at least zig zag an edge or sew a button. That’s about it though.

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