Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I took this idea from 'cleverhands' at Etsy, because I found it hard to keep all my pens in place whenever I go sketching. And since I sew, I decided to give it a go.
I dug into my stash and found these ribbons I bought from one of my trips.  Time to put them to use now.  I sealed the ends with the same grosgrain ribbon I was going to use for the pen sleeves.
I just used my standard pens to mark the loops with pins for the pen sleeves.
The velcro tapes I used came with quite strong adhesive backing. 
I didn't have a standard length to the strap.  I just made one to carry about 2 books and 5 assorted pens with me.  So, with different requirements, the length of the strap could vary from for 1 book all the way to for a stack of 5 books, or more.  Then again, if it should be any more, you need a bag.
In another attempt, I made straps instead of using ribbons for the strap.
So, this was the other strap I made.  It seemed sturdier because of the double-layered fabric.

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