Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I needed something small to carry my phone and keys and ID.  Something for a quick run to pick up V after school without having to take my huge purse.  I thought about it and came up with an idea that I couldn't let go of until I figured it out.  What helped me get moving was the package of brightly colored zippers I received yesterday from Zipit.  I won them from Patty at A Stitch in Time blog.  Jennie from Zipit got them to me super fast.  Who knew zippers were so much fun?  Ready to see what I came up with?

 First I put a zipper in the strip that goes around the outside edge.  Step one was easy!
 Then I cut and quilted two pieces the same size as the phone plus a half inch for seams and a quarter inch just in case.
 Then I made the wrist strap by enclosing a piece of twill in fabric.
 Here is the inside pocket for my ID and my debit card.  I also found that my chapstick fits in here too.
 after basting the inside and outside together, and attaching the wrist strap to the side piece, I attached one side, and then the other.
 close up of the wrist strap.
 I also attached a long loop to the other end for my keys.  That's all I need to carry sometimes.
 Here is the finished inside of the wrist phone and key carrier.  Not a great name, I know.
 Another shot with the keys attached.  I took it for a spin today and I think I like it.  It wasn't too hard to make, but I think I need to work out a couple of things before I try again.
This might make a good gift.  Hmmm....how many weeks until Christmas?  Just kidding.  Talk to you soon.


  1. I WANT ONE!!! ME ME ME! Over here!

  2. seriously cool sis! I wish my mind worked that way! And of course I would need to know how to sew! LOL


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