My laptop is on the brink of death: sad but true. It’s okay; I have a new (/reconditioned) laptop ready to step into the breach, but I’m not allowed to play with it just yet, because it’s my birthday quite soon. No problem, I don’t mind waiting; but in the meantime, I really didn’t want to put my poor old ailling laptop under any more duress than necessary. Cue a little device that the lovely Corey bought for me months ago and I duly ignored because I’m not really very into technology… It’s mobile phone-sized, and will allow me to check my email while out & about. Don’t need anything fancy, so now I’m in laptop preservation-mode, it’s perfect! Only problem is, Corey had an identical one & smashed the screen of his within weeks. Oops. So having dug mine out of its (unopened) box this morning, I knew that I would also need to devise some form of protection for it.
Easy! I remembered a little ‘handy pouch’ I made earlier this year, when I was still high on last year’s felt/fabric stocking success! It didn’t turn out to be quite as handy as I had hoped, at the time, due to being just the wrong size for everything I could think of. However with an extra fold of felt tucked inside for added protection, it turns out to be a perfect fit for the aforementioned email-checking device (I’m sure the device does lots of other clever things as well, but with the exception of a little web-browsing, I assure you all those other functionalities will be entirely under-utilised!). Without further ado, here it is:
I loved the blue/brown paisley fabric when I acquired it & was determined to make something I could actually use with it – so I’m really happy now that I’ll be able to use & see it on a daily basis. 😀
I will definitely not be making multiple ‘handy pouches’ for the TangleStore, as sewing is very much a means to an end for me, and really not my favourite way to pass time. But TangleClub members, watch out! I actually remembered to take step-by-step pics as I was making the pouch, so I’m going to put together a tutorial for you (in the freebie archive) very soon (remember I am very much a novice at sewing, so it is very much a beginners’ project!). I also thought of a potential good use for all the fabrics I’ve been stockpiling but never using – would anybody be interested in a ‘handy pouch’ kit? I’m going to give it some thought…