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Craft Time! Make a crapass phone pouch for free - or near as dammit. - Thanks, ants.
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annlarimer
Craft Time! Make a crapass phone pouch for free - or near as dammit.
So when I was on vacation, I bought too much crap and needed another carry-on:



It worked fine. With a little tweaking:



Except that it has no pockets or dividers, so I lost this in it for like five days last week:



'Cause I'd turned it off, so I couldn't find it by the noise. So when I found it again, I realized I needed some kind of pouch for it. Unfortunately, I was at work so I couldn't just tie on that nifty hedgehog pouch that nitasee gave me. But I did have a couple of those stupid can cosies, a lanyard, needle and thread, and a roll of duct tape:



So I made two kinds. The first one, I decided to keep the round can shape, so I sewed around the bottom:



And got a cylin...cyl...barrel shape:



Then I covered it with the duct tape. The tape doesn't stick to the fabric terribly well, but it sticks well enough to itself:



I drilled holes for the lanyard (start with a needle hole, and work your way up with whatever's at hand until you can jam a ballpoint pen through it):



Then I cut the lanyard, and threaded it through the holes, with the clippy bit left on in case I need to clip on my bus pass or security card or whatever:



See how it comes out the back holes there? No? Well, I forgot to photograph that, but it totally does. Then I took the ends and knotted them around the bag handle:



Making sure that the pouch hangs on the inside. Rock.

For the other pouch, I cut one part of the flappy end, so it would make a, er, flap. Then I sewed the opening shut, flatways:



I sewed a button on, and cut a hole for it:


Wrapped the bottom in tape:


And the flap and the buttonhole, because the rubbery knit stuff felt a bit fragile when I buttoned it. Then I took the leftover bits of the lanyard, and sewed them to the back of the pouch:


And tied them on the bag:


The end.

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dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: June 16th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC) (linkage)

She's Crafty!

Why is Mr. Seahorse anxious about his babbies? They'll be fine, Mr. Seahorse! You will make a good dad!

(Or is that the protagonist of some kinky seahorse f-preg fic?)

Edited at 2010-06-16 07:26 pm (UTC)
goddessdster From: goddessdster Date: June 17th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: She's Crafty!

(Or is that the protagonist of some kinky seahorse f-preg fic?)

:D :D :D

Dude, I fucking love you.
swankyfunk From: swankyfunk Date: June 16th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC) (linkage)
YOU ARE CRAFTY LIKE A CRAFTY THING
pandonkey From: pandonkey Date: June 17th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC) (linkage)
Duct tape makes everything better! I particularly like the use of the lanyard.
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