DIY Remote Pouch

Today I’ve got a realy quick and easy project for you all: a DIY no-sew remote pouch.

We have 3 remotes in our bedroom- one for the tv, one for the DVD player, and one for the Roku box. All of them have been stored on the bookshelf we use as a tv stand, and that was really messing with my ability to style those shelves so clearly something had to be done. I decided to make a pouch to stick on the side of the bed so we could store the remotes there instead.

To do this you will need:

  • fabric of your choice (and actually, a cloth napkin or placement would probably do the trick)
  • velcro
  • hem tape

To make:

  1. Lay out your fabric with your remotes on top and cut enough so that you can fold the fabric up from the bottom and completely cover the remotes, then give yourself an extra inch or two to create a flap
  2. Iron your fabric to get rid of any wrinkles then using your hem tape iron in the sides to create a fray-free edge
  3. Once your sides have been hem taped, fold your fabric up (leaving that two in flap out of it) and use your hem tape to attached it all into a pouch
  4. Fold the flap over and iron it to create a seam- don’t hem tape it, you’re just doing this to train the fabric to lay flat
  5. Add velcro to the back and stick it to the side or back of your bed!

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I designed the pouch so the remotes could either stand up straight or lay on their side, it’s only about 6 or 7 inches long and a bit wider then that. I didn’t take any measurements or take care to make the lines all absolutely straight because this is going to be hidden anyway.

 

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If you don’t already have velcro strips lying around your house I recommend you buy a big ol’ box of them. I use velcro for freaking everything- even hanging pictures sometimes. It’s DIY gold.

 

 

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I didn’t take care to make this particularly gorgeous or perfect because it will always be hidden by the comforter when the bed is made, but it does the trick and Matt loves it.

 

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It doesn’t make the prettiest pin, but it does the trick 🙂

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6 thoughts on “DIY Remote Pouch

  1. questions about your roku: which roku do you have? how long have you had it? we’ve had ours for over a year now and it stopped working… probably 4 months ago. and it only has a 90 day warranty. I’m on the fence about whether we should replace it with the newest roku or just get apple tv.

    • We’ve had a Roku for years, we’re on our second one but the old one didn’t break- Matt just works at Best Buy and was able to trade in the first one when a new version came out. We don’t have the very brand new one, I think it’s the generation before it. I actually love the roku, we don’t have cable so we use it for netflix all the time.

      • yeah that’s what we use ours for. but since it broke we’ve resorted to connecting our computers with an HDMI cable which is super cumbersome. that’s why we’re leaning towards apple tv too, since we both have macs and I’ve heard it’s way more reliable. and we can’t trade in our roku with best buy connections 🙂

  2. I was just thinking about making something like this for our living room! Perfect time to see your pin. It looks great.

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