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Bib-overalls Cellphone Pocket Retainer

Updated on October 26, 2019
Cellphone secured in pocket.
Cellphone secured in pocket.

Flip Phones Were Shorter

My husband recently joined the ranks of smartphone ownership. The only drawback being the snap that held his flip phone safe from loss, was no longer suitable to retain the new smartphone. The new smartphone protruded beyond where the pocket snap was. Clearly, action was needed. After some brainstorming, it was determined that some sort of strap was needed.

Unfortunately, using the existing snaps to secure the new strap was out of the question, since the snaps that fit together with the old are not sold directly to the public.

Using the Scrap Pile for the Strap

Since I had a pair of jeans that were out of action, I used them to create a prototype strap. I utilized the existing seam and folded the other side under and top stitched an edge. Zig zag stitches on the end of each strap.

Then, added a cap and receptacle snap to each end.


Adding Snaps to New Retaining Strap

Adding Snap to Bibs

Placing the strap on the bibs, making sure to attach the top strap in a spot that doesn't interfere with shoulder straps and a position on the pocket that is under the natural fall of the retaining strap.

Test with cellphone, and, now - hope that it helps a little. If not, there is always insurance if it ends up lost after all my efforts. Smile.

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