Saturday, 28 January 2012

USB flash Pocket DIY recipe

My first ever tutorial.  I hope it make sense to the rest of the world.

Grab your ingredients:

USB flash
Mobile phone dangle or cord
3cm Velco
Fabric 7cm width x ((USBcm + 1cm) x 6cm) length

To work out your fabric size, measure your USB flash and add 1cm then multiply by 6. In my example my USB was 5cm, so 5 + 1 = 6 x 6 = 36cm.  My fabric 7 x 36 cm strip:
Photo 1

Roll and iron a 1/4" hem on both ends, you can pin in place but do not sew:
Photo 2

Fold your fabric in half so that right sides are facing:
Photo 3

Sew 1/4" seam down each side making sure you leave the hem end open:
Photo 4

Turn your fabric right way round and iron flat:
Photo 5

From the bottom (no hem) fold up your fabric so that it measure the length of you USB + 1cm:
Photo 6

Place and pin your velco. Make sure that the velco on the folded fabric only is pin through 1 layer. Using a marker, mark out on the bottom fold where the middle is (see pen):
Photo 7

Unfold your fabric and carefully sew a button hole around the middle marker.  A small zig zag stitch works perfectly well also:
Photo 8

Carefully cut the button hole (Snip away any lose threads around the button hole):
Photo 9

Sew your velco pieces in place.
Photo 10

Fold your fabric as you did in Photo 6 and sew 1/8" seams on each side and the top, the top hem is now closed. 1/4" seam works fine also, I just prefer a closer seam on the outside. Do not sew a bottom seam.  
Attach your mobile dangle to your USB flash and pass the dangle through the button hole at the bottom  of the pocket.  
Attach you clip and your done!
Photo 11
 Your USB flash can easily be accessed and used without being fully removed from the pocket:

Tuck your USB flash into it's pocket when it not in use!

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