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DIY iphone Denim Pocket Pillow
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Upcycled Denim Pocket Pillow for you iphone
Denim Pocket Pillow: Using an old pair of jeans, a sweater and some scrap fabric I made my youngest son Fergus a cool pocket pillow for his room. This is no ordinary pillow, it has a killer feature; I have incorporated the pocket from the jeans so he has somewhere to put his phone whilst lying on the bed listening to music.
When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of my time listen to music in my room. Now that my boys are teenagers they like to do the same, but this time the music is on their phones and they listen through headphones. I decided make Fergus a pillow with a pocket so he had somewhere safe to put his iphone whilst listening to music in bed. Ironically they seem to listen to a lot of the same music as I did, apparently it’s quite cool to listen to 80’s music.
What you need to make your pocket pillow
This denim pocket cushion was made for an inner pillow 40 X 70 cm you may want to adjust the measurements to fit your pillow.
A leg of an old pair of jeans (straight or loose fit jeans are best)
On old sweater; this is optional but as I had one that went well with my fabric I decided to use it. Also the wool sweater gave the pillow a nice cosiness, but you can just make one with fabric and denim.
Scrap fabric if using with the sweater then it needs to be a least 25cm by 82cm. If just fabric and denim then you’ll need twice the amount.
A zip between 30cm-35cm.
Scissors, pins, needle, thread and sewing machine.
How to make your denim pocket pillow
Prepare your denim pocket by cutting the off left leg of the jeans all the way to the top of the waist band as close to the crotch as possible. You want to end up with a piece of denim approximately 50cm by 40cm or as close you can get to this making sure you have both the front and back pockets. Pin in half right sides together and sew along the waistband.
If using a sweater you will need to felt this in the washing machine, then cut and sew your sweater so that you end up with a piece 25cm by 80 cm.
Next your 3 fabric pieces are ready to sew together. Pin the sweater fabric strip to the your patterned fabric right sides together and sew together along the long edge. Then pin this large piece to the edge of your denim fabric again right sides together
You should now have something that looks like your pillow but with an open bottom edge and side.
Sew along the bottom edge of the pillow cover and then turn right side out.
Finally you will need to sew in the zip into the open fabric. There are a lots of youtube videos that are much better at explaining how to sew in a zipper than I can ever do. For example MADE Everyday has a great video tutorial.
One of the great thing about this pillow is that as you have both the front and back pocket of the jeans you can use it on the the left or the right depending on your preference. My son loves his new pillow, it stops him losing his phone in the covers or accidently knocking it out of bed. The colours go great with his room. We gave it a cactus themed makeover last summer so the cactus fabric fits in great with this and the denim goes well with the denim pocket wall organiser I made him.