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    ScrapBusters: Belt Pouch Holds Phone & MoreEditor: Liz Johnson

    Tuesday, 30 April 2013 1:00

    There are so many times you need two hands free (Look Ma... No hands!). So today we have a clever pouch you can slip on a belt.

    Anytime you need both hands to get a task done, this little organizer is great solution. It's perfect for urban walkers, Saturday

    antiquing adventures or just when you're trying to wrangle two toddlers down the block. Drop your smart phone in a pocket at the

    back and use the zippered front pocket to hold cash, change, credit cards or other necessities. We also incorporated a handy D-ring

    at the top to allow you to slip a key fob in place. Or, as we show above, snap on a caribiner and, rather than slipping the pouch over

    a belt, simply clip it to a belt loop or even onto another larger bag or pack for fast on-and-off access.

    Bust out some scraps to make today's fun pouch, then setyourhands free for shopping, gardening, sewing, and talking my friends

    know I require both hands to carry on a conversation!
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    Sewing Tools You Need

    Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Magnolia 7325)

    Zipper foot

    Fabric and Other Supplies
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    The pouch finishes at approximately 6" tall (excluding the D-ring) x 3" wide.

    Scrap or yard of heavy-weight fabric for the main front and back exterior; we used a scrap of 58-60" wide100% cotton

    Waverly Cross Section in Charcoal- originally used in our project:Bucket Style Purse with Zipper Tape Trim

    Scrap or yard of medium to heavy weight fabric for the front accent triangle;we used a scrap of 45" wideEco Twill in

    Charcoal- originally used in our project:Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson for Moda: Fold-over Tote

    Scrap or yard of quilting weight fabric for the lining;we used a scrap of 45" wideCotton Couture in Black by Michael Miller

    Fabrics- originally used in our project:Janome Week: Quilted Bed Runner

    Scrap or yard of 20" wide lightweight fusible interfacing; we usedPellon's Shir-Tailor

    Scrap or yard of 1" twill tape; we used a scrap of1" Chevron Twill Tape in Orange- originally used in our Project:Mother'sDay with Notepad Folder To Go

    ONE 1 plastic D-ring

    ONE 7" all-purpose zipper; we used orange

    1" of " wide Velcro

    ONE 2" carabiner (optional)

    All purpose thread to match fabrics

    See-through ruler

    Fabric pen or pencil

    Iron and ironing board
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    Scissors or rotary cutter and mat

    Tape measure

    Seam gauge

    Seam ripper

    Straight pins

    Getting Started

    1. Download and print theBelt Loop Pouch Pattern.

    IMPORTANT: This pattern download consists of ONE 8" x 11" sheet. You must print the PDF file at 100%. DO NOT SCALE to fit

    the page.

    2. Cut out each piece along the solid line.

    3. From the fabric for the main front and back exterior, cut the following:

    ONE 4" wide x 7" high rectangle

    Cut ONE, using the Pouch Bottom pattern

    4. From the fabric for the front accent triangle, cut ONE, using the Pouch Top pattern.

    5. From the fabric for the lining, cut TWO 4" wide x 7" high rectangles.

    6. From the interfacing, cut ONE 4" wide x 7" high rectangle.

    7. From the twill tape, cut ONE 8" length.

    8. Cut ONE 1" piece of Velcro.

    At Your Sewing Machine & Ironing BoardLining preparation

    1. Find the two lining pieces and the Velcro.
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    2. Place one half of the Velcro on the right side each of the lining pieces. The Velcro should be centered side to side (1" in from

    each side) and " down from the top raw edge. Pin in place.

    3. Edgestitch around all four sides of each piece of Velcro.

    Back preparation
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    1. Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse the 4" x 7" interfacing piece to the wrong side of the 4" x 7" back exterior piece.

    2. Place one lining piece WRONG sides together with the fused back exterior piece. This means the Velcro on the lining is facing

    out; it's not sandwiched between the layers.

    3. Place this pair flat on your work surface with the exterior side facing up.
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    4. Using your see-through ruler, draw a vertical line down the center of the panel.

    5. Find the twil