Tutorial: Cell Phone Pouch

This simple little cell phone pouch was born from my need to keep my phone permanently attached to my body in case someone calls me for  a job interview.  I have a slider phone with very sensitive soft keys on the front, and I’ve accidentally dialed up the internet while carrying it in my pocket, so a pouch is essential.  I’ve been using another pouch I made last year, but I’ve had to tie the strap to my belt loop, and it either comes untied, or my phone topples out of the top when I’m sitting down.  I wanted something that would attach securely to the belt loop of my jeans, instead of a belt, because I don’t wear belts much, and with a flap to keep the phone safe.   [Read more...]

How-To: Quilted Bookcover

Quilted bookcover

Maybe one of these days I’ll show you what’s usually in my bag, but I’m afraid you’ll be so put off by the mess that you’ll never come back here.  I will tell you that it always contains a book.  Since most of my books come from the library, I realized that it might not be a good idea to leave them floating around unprotected in my bag, so I’ve started making bookcovers to keep them safe.  The quilted bookcover pictured above is sized to fit a thick mass market paperback, but you can make these in any size you like.

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