As the weather gets nicer and more of us are taking our exercise outside, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a safe way to carry your phone/music player/keys/etc. With this tutorial, you’ll be able to make a useful and comfortable armband for your electronics in just a few minutes!
Things you’ll need:
- 1/4 yard Max-Dri Performance Jersey
- 1/4 yard Medium Weight Clear Vinyl
- 1 package Wrights Double Fold Bias Tape
Begin with two rectangles of performance jersey, the length should be the max circumference of wherever you’d like it to lie on your arm and the height should be an inch more than the height of your phone. Mine measures about 7″ tall, by 10″. The terrific thing about this jersey is that it’s actually a wicking fabric, meaning it pulls moisture away from the skin and dries more quickly, keeping the wearer super comfortable!
As for the vinyl, you’ll want it to be just slightly larger than your phone, so there’s a bit of wiggle room to slide it in or out. I added about a 1/2″ to each side.
The first thing to sew is the bias tape around three edges of the vinyl. The bottom edge will be sewn between the front and back of the band, so it doesn’t need any trim.
Place the vinyl in the middle of the right side of an armband panel and stitch down both sides, like the photo above.
Once the phone slip is sewn on, the front and back of the band can be sewn at the top and bottom, with right sides together. Be sure to catch the bottom of the vinyl, or your phone case will have a big hole!
The sides can then be sewn together and it’s ready to wear! Plus, this design would be super simple to adjust for phone/electronics size, or you could even add a small pocket for keys or change! What would you add? Tell us in the comments below!