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Blue Phone Purse for Grandma

Last November I made one of these in pink for my mom. I’ll add those photos and at least a loose pattern soon. I’m trying to catch up on a long backlog here. I’m lousy at posting these things as I go. It’s much easier to just move to the next project.

See all six photos in Flickr set.

This is my own original design. It’s meant to carry an iPhone or other cell phone when you have no other pockets, and also maybe you want to listen to a little music while you putter around the house, or maybe you can have the strap very short around your neck, and you can have the phone on speaker and do other things with your hands while you talk. The strap is adjustable, it can be long at hanging at your hip, or short and close to your head or handheld. There was a special request for this type of thing from my mom, and then my aunt Missy saw the purse in January and said she really thought Grandma would love one too. So, I’ve made this one as a birthday gift for her. Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Pink Cell Phone Purse

Black Lacy Purse Cover & Handle

I got this cute little square black purse, but it was on the boring side and it had no handle. It has a loop on the back for putting it on a belt, but that’s a bit too dorky for me. So I found this stitch in one of my books and bent it to my will. I created a rectangle to cover the purse front-bottom-back and front flap. Then Started a strip to stitch one side together, create the handle and then stitch the other side together. Then I took black sewing thread and anchored the cover to the purse around the edges. I think it may still need a button on the front, but maybe not. We’ll see.


More photos on Flickr

Large Messenger Bag with Pockets

I don’t know why I got the itch to design a messenger bag, other than maybe seeing lots of bags in books and online and none of them suited me. They were all a little off somehow.

Yarn: Black Chenille – Thick & Quick, and Claret, Wool-ease – Thick & Quick. (Both Lion Brand)

Hook: N/10mm

Start with Claret: Ch 30

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in ea ch to end. (29 sc). (Be sure to work into the back side of ea ch, so that you leave a nice edge. This makes both ends look nearly the same without actually stitching an edge back on here after the fact.)

Row 2: : ch 1, turn, sc in ea st to end. (29 sc)

Note: You will be repeating row 2 for this entire piece. You are more or less creating a simple piece of fabric. The important thing is the striping pattern. So I am now going to simply tell you how many rows in each color.
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