Sew a pearl bead to the middle of the top edge of the sock and put together this effortless project

Hate clunky phone covers? A pouch can protect your phone from nicks and dings without any of the bulk of traditional covers. With a single sock, a few basic sewing supplies and just five simple steps, you can safeguard your device from many of life’s curveballs.
Aside from being an eyesore, store-bought phone covers can be pricey. On the other hand, you can slip your phone into a decorative pouch using upcycled materials for next to nothing. Switch up the color of the sock and the clasp style for a completely customized look. This project is so easy to make, you can create an entire collection of pouches to coordinate with every bag or purse you own.
- Sock, 1
- Scissors
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Matching thread
- Pinking shears
- Pearl bead
- White thread
- Needle
- Elastic cord
- Embroidery needle
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1. Cut off the top of the sock just above the heel. Discard the bottom half.
2. Turn the top of the sock inside out. Pin together the sides of the end that you just cut. Sew together the sides, leaving about ½-inch seam allowance.
3. With pinking shears, cut off the excess fabric in the seam allowance. This helps minimize any fraying.
4. Turn the sock right-side out. Sew a pearl bead to the middle of the top edge of the sock.
5. Thread the end of an elastic cord through the eye of an embroidery needle. Sew the cord into the inside of the sock, directly opposite from the pearl bead. Tie the ends of the cord together, then pull the cord through the back of the sock, so that the knot is inside and a loop is on the outside.
6. Slide your phone into the sock. Pull the loop over the top and around the bead. Your new phone cover is finished!

Not only is this finished DIY incredibly cool, but the process looks oh-so-satisfyingly fun, too.
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