So the other day, I was organizing my old school supplies, when I came across this little thing inside my French binder that I had crocheted .
(Obviously, this wasn’t how I found this, but I
drew in some things to show how it was used.)
I had kept my French verb cards inside this little pouch during the school year and sewed in an edge where I put the binder rings through. It had served its purpose fairly well inside my binder for almost a year and received many compliments about the design and the fact that I actually had made something just to hold index cards, but now, I didn’t need it anymore. So what would I do with it?
Taking it apart, which is what I usually do with 70% of the stuff I make, seemed like a waste in this case, since it was a perfectly good pouch, so I remade it into a case for my Kindle. After undoing the sewing, I saw that the pouch was a little short to cover the entire Kindle, so I blocked it, which basically means soaking the entire material in water, stretching it to the right shape (in my case, making it a lot longer), and letting it dry. Afterwards, I made a little loop to sew on top with the string that was used on the edge, attached a button…
…and VOILÀ! I had my case!
A couple more pictures below (I’m kinda practicing my photography skills here, so don’t judge too harshly!)
|Graph paper background! Doesn’t
it look like it’s levitating?
So what do you guys think? Should I keep crocheting? Should I keep making things like this, or move on to more practical stuff? Or make stuffed animals? Or stuff I can donate to charity? Tell me what you think!