Arm Band Pouch
Along the same theme as yesterday, here’s another helpful running aide. Do you like running/walking with empty hands? Well, then where do you put your keys, cell phone (as a reader mentioned), debit card (if you’re running to the store), inhaler (if needed), energy bar, etc.?
Want to make one too?
- Scrap Fabric
- Wide soft elastic (Mine’s 1 inch wide)
- sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.
Cut out a piece of fabric that is 7 x 5 1/2 inches. Fold it together in half short ways and sew the two 5 1/2 inch sides together. Use a 1/4 inch inch seam allowance. Turn right side out and press flat with your fingers, with the seam on one edge.
Now, you’re going to make the closure flap. Cut out a piece of material that is 7 x 2.5 inches. Fold in half width wise and sew along the 7 inch sides that are now 3 1/2 inches long (because you’ve folded it in half). You may have to adjust the width of this just a tad as you try to attach it to the main section of the pouch.
Sew into place with 2 seams. (Now this is the bottom side facing down.)
Now cut 2 pieces of elastic, according to the size of your arm. You’ll want it to fit snugly but not too tight, as that would become annoying. Also, leave enough room to make it adjustable in case your arm grows or decreases in size. (or if anyone else wants to use it.) Fold under one end of the elastic and attach it to the bottom back side of the pouch. Do the same to the other end, attaching it at about the same place that you attached the flap to the pouch. Make sure to keep the flap out of the way while attaching the elastic.
Now attach your velcro. I attached the velcro in smaller sections on one end so that it would still stretch. (click on photo to enlarge) You could do this on both ends just to be sure it has plenty of stretch.
Enjoy your run/walk.