Before I head to the Northern Territory next week, I’m doing a bit of planning. This includes Sean finding a special external battery for my phone so that if I’m out and about all day and the phone dies and then I have to go to dinner or something, I can charge it on the go.
It cost a bit so we talked about how I could keep it all together, including the cords. Sean, who is loving watching me learn new sewing tricks, suggested a nice fabric bag would be good, maybe something a bit padded?
Well. That’s a bit new to me. I looked around, wasn’t sure I could find anything I liked so put the call out on Twitter. Did anyone know of such a pattern? A few replies came back and in the end, it was Jody who came up with the goods with some links, among which was the one I used from Sew Mama Sew!
Because I never knew what anyone else was talking about before I did this, here’s a photo of me sewing the layers together – the outside fabric, the inside fabric and the layer of batting – the elusive ‘sandwich’ set up that I’ve heard talk about but never entirely got.
Simple really, so it turns out. That’s the easy part. The harder parts come later with making sure the corners are turned inside out properly, and sewing through several layers once you’ve put the front and back together. Getting lines straight, getting the corners pointy – it’s all stuff I’ll know more about next time.
I make no pretense of perfection – rather it’s a document of a first go at something that is going to be functional, is kinda cute and which marks another step on the sewing trail.
The outside fabric was part of a donation from Alison at MachenMachen. She gave me a bunch of fat quarters at lunch time knitting one day and I’ve loved discovering them.
The inside fabric goes way back! It’s leftover from an apron I made two years ago with help from Jejune. What possessed me to hold onto scraps of it when I wasn’t sure I’d ever sew again is beyond me, but it matches perfectly I think.
Now, when I go travelling next week, this snug pouch (which I modified to make just a bit wider than the pattern suggested) will keep all the iphone battery pieces and cords together perfectly. I think I’ll make another one tomorrow!