I upgraded my phone this week. My little iPhone 5s was "just plumb wore out." She wouldn't hold a charge for much longer than an hour. It had become exceedingly inconvenient being plugged in all the time. I am now upgraded to a fancy-schmancy iPhone 8! Our kids don't even have phones this high-tech! Ha!!
Because I like to use two apps while walking - Fitbit and Map My Walk - I carry a cross-body bag to keep my hands free. I made it up from scraps laying around; I also used it for carrying chapstick and tissues when I didn't have pockets. Well, this new phone is so much larger than the old one; a new bag became necessary.So I made one.
One side has a deep pocket for sliding in a credit card, or cash, or a chapstick.
The other side has a pocket that is more shallow, again, convenient for cash or a credit card. On the inside where one side of the strap is attached, I made a loop to hook keys. That might prove useful.
This is actually my second attempt. I made a prototype that has a too-short strap for cross-body purposes. I am probably going to remake a strap for it. It was also a bit snug around the phone, but I think I can live with that.
Now here's a coincidence. I made my cross-body bags late afternoon on Wednesday. Later that evening, I received an email from Claudia who sent a picture of a bag she'd just made for her iPad - she completely made up the pattern. Just like I did! How cool is that? Cosmic forces at work, apparently! Here's Claudia's iPad bag - fancy, what with a zipper, hardware, nylon strap and a tassel! Whoo-hoo!
I sorta' have a thing for bags, so I might just make another one for my phone. I like creating something I use, and they go together super-fast.
Happy Quilting, Friends!