Lucy Locket lost her pocket,
Kitty Fisher found it.
Nothing in it, nothing in it,
But a ribbon round it.
traditional Nursery Rhyme
I'm right up there with Lucy Locket when it comes to the value of a portable pocket.
I don't sew as many pockets in my clothes anymore, now that I've gotten in the habit of wearing cross-body bags. I need to have my iPod and iPhone handy, especially since my phone has an app that tracks my exercise. I also listen to audio books a lot on my iPod, so I pretty much always have this kind of bag on me. Mobile devices are pretty hard on clothing pockets, and there's always the chance they'll slip out too.
Here's a new portable pocket bag I just finished. It has a very sturdy zipper across the top and the strap is made from a recycled leather strap on a 1930's binocular bag - the binocs are still good but the strap was coming off. I punched two holes in each end of the straps, then fixed it inside the corners with a button on each end to keep things secure.
No pattern, just lots of folding and thinking and working with the scrap I had leftover from the tapestry cap I posted about last time. Thanks again to Susan for the fabric. I used just about every inch of a 25x25 home dec square for these two items - both of which, I know from experience, I will use until they wear out.